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Ps2 disk won't spin laser comes on goes out right away "no data"error

Ps2 disk only spins quarter turn laser comes on goes off right away "no data" error

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  • florin_gtrst May 25, 2008

    i have a ps2 slimline scph70004. it had an attempt to be modded but it just didn't work. now when the ps2 starts booting the disc will spin just on a quarter of the normal speed. the bios animations are half stopped and when in the browse menu it displays that the disc is being read. i can not boot anything game or movie.
    please help me. if you have any information that could lead to solving the problem or just knowing the cause of it, i would be very grateful. thank you

  • kebomachy May 25, 2008

    i am having nearly the same problem , my laser flashes and its mechinism moves, **** the spindle does not spin, not at all

  • iwannajam Jun 11, 2008

    yup.  i have the same problem. my laser will do one quick scan, and the browser will flash reading disc about three times.  after that it will just give up. the spindle does not move at all.


  • dkendadi Jul 29, 2008

    when i turn on the ps2 it wont spen the disk it will just go to that screen thatsays browser and configuration. and i dont know what to do there is a game in there and ive trien 4 others and its still not working.

  • Angelbluiis Mar 09, 2009

    My Playstation 2 Slim disk won't spin... All I can get to come up on the screen is: Browser and System Configuration ...
    It was working fine last week...?

    I don't really have the extra $$ to buy a new one as I am a single mother.... I have a 13 yr old & a 2 yr old And thats all my 13 yr old does is play the Playstation2

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