Having issues reading disk I think

Mar 24, 2020
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I got a used ps4 having disk feeding and reading issues, I opened the optical and cleaned it.
Know it feeds fine, but when I load a disk you can hear it spin up, then spin down, then up, and down a few times.
Then it will do a partial quick eject and feed, then spin up and down a few times, then reads and loads the game.
Ive tried 4 different game and all are clean, and ps4 is thoroughly cleaned.
Wondering if it is a weak or bad optical laser , or is it having a mechanical or software issue.

Any help would be appreciated.
thanks

 

TidalPhoenix

The Last of Us
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I'm not an expert here, but it sounds more like an alignment issue. If the optical laser was borked then I doubt it would ever read and load a game. So it might be that when the feeder loads the disk it's not seating correctly somehow, the laser then cannot read the disk. Just a thought.