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My fat ps2 spins 1/2 a turn with no laser light showing what should i do?

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More than likely the unit is not detecting a disc in the drive due to a faulty optical pickup (laser). More than likely the laser will need to be replaced.

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The disk do`snt spin


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.
Reasons for 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.

Dec 06, 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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When the ps2 is on and the disc is in, so this:
1. Turn the ps2 horizontly
2. When you hear the ticks of the laser trying to read, tap it against your knee until you hear it spin

I'm not sure if this will work with the fat ps2s because I have a silver SCPH-79001 model. Hope I helped

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

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PS2 won't work at all


The laser or main power unit might of died i would just go buy a new one there not that much and these problems will probaly run u more than the new one.

Jan 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Put in Sanandreas and it reads please put in a PS2 format disk


1. CLEAN THE LASER. ALWAYS DO THIS FIRST. MOST TIMES THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET YOUR SYSTEM BACK RUNNING A 100% AGAIN

2. IF THE LASER CLEANING DON'T WORK ON YOUR PS2 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE THEN TRY ADJUSTING THE LASER VOTAGE.

3. IF THE LASER VOTAGE DON'T WORK YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE LASER

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Sony ps2 read disc error problem


Now this is strange PS2 hangs up..............!!!wHich pS2 u have.........???slim or the old fat one.........???As far as disc read errors are there, u should clean ur lens by using some lens cleaner CD or do it manually[for fat one] urself it not a big deal........becarefull while opening the cover....clean the dust on lens with the tissue or any other light material......the problem can also b with ur disc change that also...........

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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

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Won't work. disk won't turn


sounds like a faulty spindle. this is the part that spins your cd for the laser to read. if your using a fat ps2 its prolly the spindle. if your using a slim ps2 it could be the laser causing the problem not the spindle. the slim ps2 laser make the spindle work. if the laser isnt working right the cd might not spin or it might not spin fast enough or flat enough.

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is this the big ps2 or slimif the big one does it say disc read eror or something is yes the lens might be dirty so if you want to void the ps2 open it up screws under rubber tabs then open the drive where disc goes then lightly clean the lens with a cloth and try it then also does this happen with all the games or just one or two

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