Problem I had... or should I say my 7yr old had. PS2 slim won't spin Browser screen stuck = No gaming! I searched the net high and low for remedies. This was a very low mileage PS2 he has had for a couple of years. Never opened, dropped etc. But, still the problem. Was convinced I needed a laser or disc motor. I found a combo laser/disc motor for a reasonable price and was about to purchase. Anyway, while at the browser screen, I noticed if i pushed down on the cover the disc would attempt to read momentarily. That made me think the laser was not dead, possibly motor sticking. but still functional. I ran across another post on this forum. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/335960 The second line with the geocities link had pictures of the lid sensors and how to by-pass them to do the magic swap, whatever that is. So I by-passed just the left rear sensor with a small piece of velcro. Yes I know, a southerner without duct tape... what's the world coming too. But it's all I had, except for scotch and masking. Put it back together and it worked perfectly. So my guess is it was just a little off and not making contact with the lid hinge. I'm sure there are bad lasers, motors, fuses etc. out there, But yours could be a simple problem too. Sorry for the long post, but maybe it will save someone else countless hours of searching the net.