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PS2 Slimline .... My PS2 is powering up ok, but is stopping at the Browser/System Configuration page. I am able to enter config and change time etc. The PS2 is making no attempt to read a disk. It is not giving any errors and is not running diagnose when set.

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  • Craig Clark Aug 07, 2008

    I had suspected that the disk drive was broken, is the disk drive protected by a fuse that I can check ?

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You can try first resetting the console this how you do it:

There is a small black plastic rectangle on the bottom of the L-shaped reset/power board that needs to face forward and down line that black rectangle up with the clear black window on the front of the system. (The clear black window is located on the lower right side opposite where the controller ports are.)

The ribbon will be facing out the backside of the L, and plugs into the cream connector on the motherboard approx 3/4" to the left, and up slightly. The long part of the L should be resting in a slim groove on the plastic case of the system - to the upper right of the clear plastic window. There is a tiny black lever (which is the reset switch) that should be facing upward.

Hope that helps..........

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Hold the power button for at least 5 seconds. that should reset all memory.

if that does not work, use a lens cleaner.

check if the disk spins when you close the lid. if it does not, check your lid for any bent sticks.

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Try using a lens cleaner first... You should be able to purchase one at any electronics store. Get back to me with the results..

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Is the device still covered by warranty? the disk drive may have failed if it doesn't even spin the disk.

debends on where your at but
here or some parts
http://www.modchipstore.com/PlayStation-2-Repair-Parts-1-266.html

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  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    Does any disk work in the device? dvds`? games?

  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    The last time I had a ps2 (normal version) apart I did not see any fuses.



    Its connected with a few cables into the bigger mainboard. Im not sure if replaceing the lens would do the trick, but that debends if there is a circuitboard level problem with some components of the disk drive.



    Assumeing that your ps2 is otherwise in good condition replaceing the whole drive would be the best shot. if the disk doesn't spin at all it may also be that the motor inside the drive has failed, if it does spin? the lens may be faulty or just dirty and in that case cleaning the lens would solve the problem.



    Its difficult to say what the problem may actually be without actually inspecting the console.



    I think this requires some testing and would recommend haveing it examed by a local professional.

  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    There are no fuses between the motherboard and the disk drive

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