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My ps2 will run but wont read anything i hear the motor running but after i checked the console nothing was wrong the lens dosnt move at all how do i fix that?

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Back to subject. Anyways, if the motor is not actually doing much but clicking, it sounds like there is an Obstruction in the way of the spin. Meaning, its not getting its complete rotation every whatever amount, so it will not read the disc. The motor also has to be able to move back and forth to read the disc as you play it and if that motor goes, than you rarely can play a game all the way through.

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

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firts try cleaning it with a cd cleaning kit... if the problem persist then the problem must be in the motor that makes the disk rotates... i am pretty sure it is moving too slow to be avaible to read the disc..
here are some places that you can go to buy your lens.. www.playstationmods.com
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