I have a PAL SCPH30003R that is faulty. The console boots ok but just says 'No Data' or shows only the memory card contents if inserted.
I took the lid off to observe the CD mechanism and the disc does not spin up. It rotates just a couple of revolutions and stops but doesn't try again. I can see a red glow from the laser and the lens moves up and down, so it doesn't look totally dead.
Can anybody advise what to do next... apart from binning it or eBay!