I was watching some DVDs on my PS2 and after I restarted it to put the next disk in the screen stayed black for longer than usual and after I restarted it again it wouldn't work. The settings for the chip (including turning it off with start) seem to work fine, but the console makes no effort to read any disks.
I tried holding my finger over the lid catch and the laser moves to the middle of the disk and lights up, but the motor makes no attempt to spin at all and after a fraction of a second the console decides there is no disk in there and sticks me on the normal PS2 browser/settings page.
This is on a slimline PS2 with a real (to my knowledge) matrix infinity 1.93.
Any help to get it working without buying a new motor/console would be greatly appreciated.