Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

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nitrostemp
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Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

Post by nitrostemp » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:22 pm

Hello, i have several gamecubes that have an issue where the disc drive just wont spin up the disc, is this related to a dead laser? i saw a comment somewhere saying if it doesnt detect a disc it wont spin? the laser moves back and forth when i press the closed lid button..

any help would be appreciated.
thanks
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Re: Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:50 pm

Yes that's correct, if it doesn't think there's a disc, it won't even try to start the spindle motor. That short back and forth motion happens before spin-up. Doesn't exclude the possibility of a dead spindle though.
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Re: Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

Post by nitrostemp » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:01 pm

is there any easy way to confirm of the motor is broken?
thanks for the quick reply
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Re: Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:18 pm

You would have to take the entire drive apart and test the motor directly.
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Re: Question: dead laser = disc motor wont start?

Post by nitrostemp » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:20 pm

the next idea i had, was the megadrive v5, not sure if there are any available for sale ATM..
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