I write seeking help from the masters here lurking.
The issue I have is with a 2 months old V13 which I modded with an O2.
Even though it didn't have a wide lens; I read the pot resistor values and they looked just perfect, hence I didn't put any kind of fix.
Later on I installed the HDConnect, which I did not get to actually test because I didn't have any spare hard drive.
My next target mod was installing a coaxial digital output next to the optical which the PS2 carries from factory. During the tests I was doing I blew up fuse PS17. I replaced it by an identical one from an older PS2.
And... it worked!!!!
All right, so far so good.
Now we get to the problem.
Out of nowhere, V13's motor doesn't spin. The lens moves and focus, but the disc stays static. I tried exchanging the entire lens with metal mechanism by a brand new PVR802, but it behaves the same.
All the fuses are fine. The lens did not suffer any damage, i.e., it works.
I was about to forget to say that when I turn it on with a disc, the lens moves and makes a noise which I'm pretty certain is coming from the lens not stoping before hitting the end of the rails over which it slides.
I remember something alike happening in an old PS2. But that time I think it was something mechanic, while this time I already dis and reassembled the entire thing more than enough times, always with the same result. Besides, it isn't that I don't know the console well, since I've modded lots of them.
If anyone can think of something to try, please tell!! ))