How to Fix PS2 Slim Disc Not Spinning

PS2 Slim disc is a popular optical disc but unfortunately, it occasionally encounters serious issues and doesn’t spin.  PS2 Slim is the most common optical CD for playing video games like the super Mario and Super Nintendo.  This is a durable gaming CD that has a long life span and can work for 8 to 10 years without causing any serious concerns.

But certain people have claimed that these PS2 Slim have stopped spinning. The problem could be caused by various factors of which scratched CDs are the most prominent.

If you are experiencing a similar situation in which your PS2 slim disc has stopped working or spinning then the foremost thing that you should try is reconnecting the ribbon cable to the motor in the motherboard.

Before starting with the troubleshooting steps, you need to know about the underlying cause that has arisen the issue. Only by knowing the cause, you can try repairing the CD.

Common Ways of Fixing ps2 Slim Disc Not Spinning

The most common causes of stopped spin are scratches in the optical disc or stuck disc in the CD player. If the Disc is stuck in the player due to certain obstruction then it is an obvious fault that doesn’t demand serious concern.

All you have to do is to lose the turntable of the CD player and remove the optical disc from there. After that tighten the CD player and try inserting a new optical disc to check if the fault lies in the player or the optical disc.

This is a simple problem that can b easily solved without any technical assistance or taking any alarming steps. But if the video game disc has been scratched or annoying noise is coming from the CD player then the problem could be severed and may require some serious efforts to fix this issue.

To solve this issue, users need to know about the ways of removing scratches from the video game disc. So, dig deep into our review article and find out the ways of fixing the PS2 slim disc not spinning.

Fixing Scratched ps2 Slim Disc

It is no wonder that the PS2 slim disc gets scratched either due to rough use or a faulty CD player. This situation leads to stopped spinning and consequently stopped working of the video game. It could lead to major faults which demand video disc replacement and will definitely, cost you extra bucks. But before taking the extreme measure you need to take some DIY steps and try to fix the video disc at home.

Method 1: Using Toothpaste

The most frequent and convenient step taken by video disc users to repair scratched disc is to use toothpaste. Toothpaste is a simple and necessary item in every household and is easily available which makes it frequently used for the repair process. So, take note of the following steps and try fixing your PS2 slim disc not spinning.

  • Put a limited amount of toothpaste on the scratched video disc or any other optical disc that has been scratched.

  • Evenly spread the toothpaste on the disc in a circular motion. Circular motion will create friction and this will lead to removing the scratches.

Note.   This is a critical step in repairing the scratches and must be done with utmost care and attention.  Toothpaste must be applied in a circular pattern to ensure maximum benefits otherwise desired results will not be produced.

  • After applying paste in a circular pattern all over the disc let it sit for about 10 minutes after that wash it thoroughly under tap water preferably cold water.

Method 2: Using Deodorant

If you were not able to achieve a good outcome with toothpaste or if you haven’t decided to get your hands dirty and want to try a less messy way then you should opt for using deodorant to remove scratches from the PS2 Slim Disc.

This is not a very advantageous process and may lead to causing more harm than good. Therefore it must be taken care of the amount to be used and done with utmost attention to each step.

  • Took out the optical disc that has scratched the surface and sprays deodorant all over the disc surface.

Note    Don’t use excessive deodorant since extra spray can cause damage to disc layers and PS2 slim won’t be able to take extra deodorant.

  • Now take a soft and clean cotton pad or any clean cloth. Gently rub the cloth or pad all over the disc where deodorant has been previously sprayed.

Note.   Don’t rub the cloth too hard as it could cause physical damages to the disc.

Method 3: Using Banana 

If you are not satisfied with the toothpaste results and don’t want to take the risk of using the deodorant method then you can go for a safe and secure method of removing the scratches. This is by using the banana and it is extremely useful for removing minor scratches and restoring the normal spin of the PS2 Slim disc.

  • Take out the desired disc and apply a banana all over its surface in a circular motion.

  • After that rub it with a soft cotton pad and wash it using cold water.