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My ps2(original) wont read any discs anylonger, i opened it up and the spindle only made 1/4 turn and nothing else, should i replace spindle or laser

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My ps2 wont read the disk can you help me


Try cleaning the laser with a DRY q-tip in a circular motion. Just be gentle ;)

If that doesn't work then the laser needs to be replaced :(

Nov 21, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 powers up, but disc is not spinning and


Following could be the reasons for not spinning any PS2 disc:
  • A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not the issue.
WATCH this video to clean lens


  • An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end properly.
  • A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit unreliable.

No Spin At All If your spindle hub is NOT SPINNING AT ALL, NOT EVEN 1/2 OF A TURN, it may be bad or unplugged. A tell tale sign of it being unplugged is if you hit eject, the laser moves down the rail, and starts grinding because the PS2 keeps trying to move it down the rail even though it hit the end. There's a small switch on the spindle hub that tells the unit to stop pushing the laser because it's reached the end. Spindle hubs usually do not go bad by themselves, usually either the PS2 too a bad fall and it became bent [try spinning it by hand], or someone the cable out and put it in too many times [or incorrectly] and the silver contacts on the cable were detached.

Nov 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc wont spin in our play station 2 and lid is closed all the way


Their could be two things:
1. No Spin At All:

If your spindle hub is NOT SPINNING AT ALL,
NOT EVEN 1/2 OF A TURN, it may be bad or unplugged.
A tell tale sign of it being unplugged is if you hit
eject, the laser moves down the rail, and starts
grinding because the PS2 keeps trying to move it
down the rail even though it hit the end. There's a
small switch on the spindle hub that tells the unit
to stop pushing the laser because it's reached the
end. Spindle hubs usually do not go bad by themselves,
usually either the PS2 too a bad fall and it became
bent [try spinning it by hand], or someone the cable
out and put it in too many times [or incorrectly] and
the silver contacts on the cable were detached.


2. 1/2 spin:

1. A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps.
If you can see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may
not be strong enough to read anything at all. If the laser
looks clean, this is probably not the issue.


2. An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come
out by themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning
OK to clean the laser and/or removed the laser to clean it,
plugged it in, now it's spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable
may not be in securely. If it is in securely, make sure it is
plugged into the motherboard end properly.

3. A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this
is the most likely issue. These models are old and the original
lasers were a bit unreliable.

Oct 31, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Wont read discs. turns on fine, i dont get a red light, but when i pop a disc in, whether its a movie or game, it wont read it


replace the dvd loader. that way if it is either the laser or spindle motor, you will have solved the problem.
and its easier than dismantleing the entire unit setup dvd game ***'y

Jul 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Disc doesnt spin , the lens dont move up and down , only lights red


Sounds like a motor issue, not a laser issue.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PSTwo-Slim-DVD-Drive-Snake-Motor_W0QQitemZ290237209741QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL080609158a11571

That link is for a new snake motor which moves the laser back and forth

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/Playstation-2-Ps2-PS2-Spindle-Motor-V3_W0QQitemZ250083031090QQihZ015QQcategoryZ11328QQcmdZViewItem

This link is for a new spindle motor.

Jun 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Ps2 stuck on memory card screen


If its not an original disc, meaning if it was copied or burnt, then this will happen. However if it is in fact an original PS2 disc, then I'd suggest taking it out, cleaning and trying again.

Mar 21, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My Sony PlaySatation2 console wont read any games on PS2 discs.


Check this web site out, this will help you, this problem happens alot so dont worry you should be able to do it yourself. http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars/1

Mar 12, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Everytime i turn on the ps2 it says disc can not be read but nothing is wrong with the disc


try a nother ps2 if the games work then im sorry to say you need to replace the laser ? try one thing first ie give laser eye a clean then gently push laser to the back of ps2 and try a gain

Mar 08, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Play station 2 won't read silver disc only reads blue disc


Hi Elvis,

The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.

Nov 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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