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Discs wont spin

AT ALL! An animal I think my dog peed on it, I tried cleaning it and a lens cleaner isn't spinning when in! HELP

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Con un Qtip mojado con alcohol isopropilico por un lado limpia el pequeno cristal del laser primero con el lado humedo y despues secalo con el otro lado.Suerte

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If you have one of the slim models that has the pop open lid, first thing to try would be cleaning the lens. Usually, I use either isp alcohol or windex and a cotton swab. Just dip the cotton swab in the cleaner and squeeze out the excess liquid. Then GENTLY rub it over the len and give it about 5 min to make sure it dries.

If it's one of the original fat ps2s you may want to try one of the commercial lens cleaning discs (though I haven't had much luck with disc based cleaners.)

If cleaning the lens doesn't resolve it, it's most likely the optical assembly (that houses the lens) has worn out or possibly even the spinning motor. In either case, it may be cheaper to purchase a used one than repair.

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If after the DISCs are inserted there is no spinning of the disc or reading then in the first place you can think of cleaning the lens- optical head unit - in the cd drive.
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Hello there,

This might be caused by a dirty lens and it hardly reads the discs thus it wont read at all. Run a disc cleaner and let it spin for like 30 seconds. If it doesn't work, you may need to manually clean the lens by taking off the casing. Unscrew the plate that covers the lens. Then get a swab and damp it in an alcohol. Gently wipe the lens in a circular manner then let it dry. Put it back and try playing those discs again.

Please let me know how this goes.

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If this happens to all discs, then the xbox's lens could hardly read the discs because it need cleaning. You need to run a disc cleaner and let it spin on the xbox for like 30 seconds then try again. If it does not work, then you need to clean the lens manually inside the xbox which would require you to open the casing. Then get a swab, damp it to an alcohol and gently wipe in the lens surface in a circular manner. Let it dry and return everything back. The try playing those discs agian.

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Does this happen to all discs? Then your ps2's lens might need cleaning. Run a disc cleaner and let it spin for like 30 seconds. If this does not solve the problem, then you might need to manually clean the lens inside. Take out the casing carefully, then remove the plate covering the lens. Get a swab or a qtip and damp it to alcohol. Then gently wipe the lens and let it dry. Now you can try again playing those discs.

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I have a Polaroid pdm-08228bd that whenever we put

when you open the cover for the DVD you will see the laser ..its a small lens like device mounted on a spring like assembly .. you can manually clean that laser with a soft paper towell soaked in eyeglass lens cleaning solution .. dont spray the solution on the laser directly .. make sure the spindle spins freely in the center where the disk mounts ... when you close the lid and turn power on you should be able to hear the disk spin .. if you can hear it spin and hear some clicking but still wont play then you likely have a worn out laser .. unfortunately the cost of installing a new laser is often greater than the cost of a new DVD player ...
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I have a few purchased DVDs that will not play. Two have played one time. The message is "No Disk". Thanks. Suzanne

Try getting a lens cleaner and running it. I dont know why but sometimes when the lens is dirty they will get picky about what they will play. You would think that they would just quit! Anyway the lens cleaner should work. Also avoid touching the hold in the middle of the disc. That is where the drive hub that spins the disc goes. No spin no play. Try cleaning the holes on the discs that do not play. Good Luck!!

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When it is region lock it will say it on the display, if the player is not reading any disk, it is more likely a lens problem, see below:

Try first using a lens cleaner disk, like the ones here.

If that does not work, the unit must be disassembled, and lense cleaned with q tips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. See below:

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I think you can see the lens of the DVD's laser.  If so get some glass cleaner, and a Q-tip.  Dampen one tip of the Q-tip with the glass cleaner and clean the laser lens.  Use the dry end of the Q-tip to dry the lens

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My ps2 discs arent spinning

Try to use a cd cleaner , could be just clean if this do not solve your problem let me know your optic lens coul'be bad depending on how many hrs of use it has . thanks

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