My motor won't spin unless I manually press it?
I’m very new to fixing old consoles so bear with me.
I have a PlayStation (model 5501) that’s been in storage for years and it’s broken in a strange way. Power turns on, memory cards load, sound and visual are all good but it won’t actually load the games. I heard if you hold the console on its side and it doesn’t read the disc, that it may be a problem with the laser and sure enough, it wouldn’t load on its side. I looked at a couple of videos on Youtube to try and get some help, when I found a video where they placed their finger on a spot where the disc sits and the disc would spin for a bit. (Here’s the video since I’m bad at explaining and couldn’t find an actual word for it, timestamp 0:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjcVWT1... )
I decided to do the same and when pressed down hard enough, sure enough the disc would spin and the laser would read it! I checked the shell and there is a part of it that already would press it down, but for some reason its not enough? Any advice would be appreciated as I have no clue what to do and am wondering if it’s worth getting checked out at a repair store. Thanks in advance for the help!
Here’s the inside of the console:
Is this a good question?