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Honza Honza Posted on Jun 10, 2007

Disc won't spin

I have got PS2 SCPH-30002 and when I turn it on everything works but ehen i put a disc in it wont spin. I had it openned and the laser head tries to read the disc then the disc moves by less then quarter of the circle and thats it. On the tv it shows the browsing screen and id doesnt even detect the disc. Is there any way how to repair it? I tried to cleen everything with no difference. I am not sure but i think that the previous owner tried to repair it because there were some screw covers missing and also the serial number was scratched out... Thanx

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I hate to be the bearer or bad tidings, but it sounds like the previous owner tried to repair the DVD tray and failed. You might want to take the unit apart and see if there are any internal screws missing. If there are any missing, it can definitely cause issues with the spin up on the DVD tray. If everything is intact, you may have to replace the DVD tray. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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