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PS2 Slim New Lens, Not Spinning

Ok, I just modded a ps2 slim for use with the swap magic. The "disc brake" and the second "door open" are both blocked. The 3rd switch on the "reset" control board is an optional switch on the mod case. Whenever I flip the switch from on/off the laser moves (back to the end of the disc when off) or (towards the beginning of the disc when on).

However the disc will not spin at all, and I am stumped and not certain if it's just the laser or a bad motor or what the case may be.

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  • erbz21 Feb 27, 2008

    i have pretty much the same exact problem my disk wont even read or spin inside the ps2 slim line really annoying trying to fix need help

  • tmoram Feb 28, 2008

    I havent performed any mods to my PS2 Slim. Was playing a nice bit of Ghost Recon everything fine, turned off my PS2 and went to bed. Went to use it the next day and its screwed!! Disk does not spin, and usually - even with no disk in it you hear the laser move, but now the laser doesnt move!!

    Its really annoying - it was fine, then 12 hours later the disk wont spin and the laser doesnt move. Anyone have any ideas??

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Just today my ps2 spinner stooped spinning











    PLEASE HELP

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    my ps2 laser lense is not picking up any clean video games help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kdm305281 Apr 25, 2008

    my ps2 laser lense is not picking up any ps2 video games

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    it wont spin

  • Abie707 May 09, 2008

    I believe that electronic equipmet melfunctions when i'm around as this is my 2'nd problem in 2 days with 2 different products. The lens on my ps2 slimline does not move at all and the disc does not spin,there was nothing wrong with it 2 days ago, there is this sound when i switch the console on that sounds like a motor running but the wheel does not turn

  • kennymaster Jun 08, 2008




    when i open my ps2 the s and instern the game and close the game does not spin at all


  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    slimline ps2 ver scph-75004 pal.my ps stop working a week ago.so i got a new lazer.but still not working.lazer not moving or spin.wat can be wrong?

  • riteshshah10 Sep 02, 2008

    dvd is not spining laser doesnot moves

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    how long to clean ps2 lens for

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    THE LENS MOVE BACK AND FORTH,BUT DISK WONT SPIN

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    i left my ps2 alon for a year an now the disk wont spin i need help

  • fibh Jan 26, 2009

    mine will do nothing when i put a disk in no sound nothing ............. is the spindal broken? is the moter burnt out?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    my ps2 laser does not move, and the cd will not spin. It was fine two days ago.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Hi my ps2 slimline does spin, but just not fast enough...but it still says that it can't be read...help...

  • tmoram May 11, 2010

    Thanks, I did try this, but it then didnt move from the back when i turned it on. And the disk still doesnt spin!!

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Hi guys,
Well, there is 2 switch. one at  the back left of the cd tray and one one the reset /power switch. both sitch have to be close in order for the disk to spin. 
If you try this dont forget to put a disk on the spindle as you will start the laser. this is for your safety. then, if the disk does not spin, then you can try replacing the laser. or at least verify the ribbon cable that is hook to it. if the ribbon cable is not well inside the plug the laser might move but again the disk won t spin.
it is related to each other, the PS2 seem to verify the laser prior to start the spindle so what ever happend to the laser affect the spindle.
and then, if you buy a new laser lens, don't forget to remove the soldering bridge. it is a small ball that is use to avoid static while shiping the lens. 
most of the seller will include a small peace of paper with procedure and also there is web site with picture of this soldering bridge.
I replace some of them, and I have to say that the small plastic lock for the ribbon  cable to the lens has been an issue and the soldering bridge another one.
but I got most of the PS2 back and running by replacing the laser.
I hope this will help you.

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Yes if you get a cotton bud and gently push the laser to the back then swich it on then see what happens ?

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

Take a que tip with one or two drops of rubbing alchohol on the cotton part and gently rub on the lens, should clean it in a jip.

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My PS2 is modded & is about 3 yrs old. My lens is really weak, is there any way of cleaning the lens without replacing?
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Everytime i put on a cd for my ps2 the cd doesnt move nd the lens dont work took apart my ps2 and try to see if it would fix but nothing happened what do i do and how do i fix the lens and make it work again

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