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Ps2 game won't spin

My cd won't spin

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  • footballman Aug 22, 2008

    thanks the advise really helped now it works almost like new

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Now you can have some fun and take the PS2 apart which can be done and make sure the ribbon that powers the disc motor is hooked in correctly and risk the fact that you'll waste about an hour doin this or you're most likely gonna have to break down and get a new PS2 console. tell me if you need a walkthrough on taking the console apart.

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Try clening it. Tilt the ps2 on it's side so that you can see the disc, then spin the disc manually . Now, turn on the ps2. If it doesn't work, get a new game.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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