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Disc not spinning

Hi I have took apart my PS2 console to clean out the dust after I could not get the console to read disc I have notice that the disc was not spining it only did about a 1/4 of a turn at a time I looked on the internet but the only thing that they had was disc errror which is not my problem, it does not spin when I put in a disc if you can help me please email me at [email protected] TY

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  • Steve Hody Apr 13, 2007

    Thank you but i do not understand,do I have to buy something? Or could it be an adjustment on the console? On the PS2 SCPH-30001 R next to the laser eye in front of the console that spins the disc which is not spining is what I have to replace?

  • Steve Hody Apr 14, 2007

    What does the laser have to do that the round disc is not spinning? If I keep hitting the button to open and close the tray about 10-15 times it will start reading the disc,and then I can play the game could the it still be the laser or something else? TY

  • Steve Hody Apr 17, 2007

    TY for the reply i will ask you how to do that if you don't mind?

  • PearlZ Nov 16, 2007

    the console is not reading any data and its not spinning

  • kimmy0325 Nov 26, 2007


    I have a PS2 unit and having problems with disc not spinning. When I power on unit it makes noise and attempt to start but does not turn disc. I ordered a new spinning unit and it still will not turn. Is there another part I need to replace?

  • mikey3rd Jun 14, 2008

    i've tried all my games and it only spins for a few seconds and stops spinning.the console says "disc could not be read".

  • lild959 Jun 15, 2008

    my playstation 2 is acting all wierd. i have tried diagnosis and cleaning it but it still won't work. its ticking me off. someone please help me!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    my ps2 reads all of my other games but not rockband

  • phurysmate Aug 21, 2008


  • wil23 Sep 06, 2008

    when i put a disc into my ps2 sometimes it works but it usually dosen't what do i do?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    today i have took my PS2 apart cause the disc was not spinning. Also the eye was not doing nothing. When i try to take the tray out it would make a grinding sound.Someone help me?????

  • chris otiji Feb 27, 2009

    the disc does not spin

  • Carla Votaw
    Carla Votaw Feb 28, 2009

    ps2 turns on and goes straight to browser menu.if i restart the system with the game or dvd in it ,it says reading disc then says "unable to read disc". the game fell about 1 1/2 feet when someone tripped over the cord and pulled it off the table it was sitting there something i can do to fix this.oh and the disc only spins about 15 seconds

  • patrickyeck May 18, 2009

    My PS2 was working fine until today. Now the disk won't spin and it goes strait to browser mode. if anyone has any answers PLEASE e-mail me at [email protected] THANKS!



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I need help to u know

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The driver's motors IC is damaged

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T Y I just cleaned the lens and it work fine now thank you for the help

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You may need to remove the entire disc componet from the unit, check the underside of this, and make sure that the wire is properly inserted into its holder.

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Hello, please check the model of the optical unit and purchase the new (original) one. Then you can change the optical taking care that mechanical alignment should stay the same as before replacement. Hope that this will solve your problem. Best regards, Arpi

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2007

    Yes, actually laser is to be replaced. But if you are not certain in your skils please ask someone to do this for you. One can not adjust when there is a broken part - that is a general rule.

    Best regards,

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2007


    here is the answer to your last comment. Inside the PS2 there are some sensors (micro swtich) that sense the position of the lift (in or out). Cleaning or replacing them as well as the belt that drives the lift can solve your problem

    Best regards,

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When you put in the dics, and on the screen says not reading disc

Disc read errors are mainly due to weak or dirty lens you should try cleaning lens first.
When your PS2 lens is covered by dust it wont allow laser to read disc so its better to clean your PS2 lens first,if problem still exists then your PS2 lens is weak and you will have to take it to Sony repairer for service.I recommend all of PS2 owners to keep their PS2 at dust free environment.

Watch this video it will help you to learn how to clean your PS2,its easy you can do it at home.
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I had this same issue with my PS2, honestly I think it was something to do with the laser eye reader that reads the disc, when it is dirty the disc won't even spin or attempt to read it.

you can either take an air compressor and when the ps2 is off, have the disc tray open and blow the dust out of it.

Or, i personally would take the ps2 apart and clean the diode itself with some rubbing alcohol. Just don't void your warranty or somehow break it.

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