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PS2 Handsets Instructions

I have just aquired a PS2 from my Daughter. Unfortunately there were no instructions with it. I am used to PC Games, but have never used a PS2 Handset. Where can I find out what all the buttons on the game controllers do?

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Ok. This is kind of a trick question lol. Each button on the controller has different features in accordance to the game you are going to play. Each video game has a game booklet that shows what each button does for that specific game.

If you would like to download a complete owners guidebook please visit this link.

Good luck with your sytem and Happy Gaming!

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Stopped reading ps3 games and blue rays. will read regular dvds and all my ps2 game. original problem started with lock up of game and then it wouldn't read any disk whatsoever. followed instructions...


Unfortunately this is a very common problem with the PS3 and is one of the first signs that the Bluray laser is failing.

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Can any of my ps2 games work on the ps3 250 gig


The answer is no unfortunately. PS2 games will not play on the 250 gig.

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I have bought a ps2 game and when loaded it asks me to insert a ps or ps2 format disc. what is this and where do i aquire one.

This was a problem that I had on my old PS2 as well. First thing you should do is test out different types of discs, like an audio CD,DVD's, games with a silver backside, and games with a blue backside. Ifnone of them work then most likely dust is covering the lens, preventingit from reading the disc. Sometimes this can be resolved with a lens cleaner.

However, it can also mean that the laser needs to be cleaned manually (by hand) or that the laser itself needs to be realigned. Either of these can be done yourself, but if your system is still under warranty you may not want to. It involves voiding your warranty bybreaking the seal to the Playstation to gain access to the laser. If you wish to attempt this, here are the case removal instructions and here are the laser adjustment instructions.

Best of luck, let me know how it goes and if you need more help fell free to message me.

Nov 16, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 promblem

Unfortunately, the PS2 was not designed to use USB for memory, because of how simple this would make pirating PS2 games. There are ways to fix this somewhat, but none of them are simple and all of them cost a bit of money (you have to buy a CD called "swap magic" to do the cheapest method). If you are REALLY interested in doing it, read this:

Sep 19, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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We did the instructions for the multitap.and only the slot a is only working while the others are saying theres nothing there

When your using the multitap do you use slot one in the PS2 as your slot one??? If so it might be that certain games have the multitap in slot two in the PS2 try that??

Apr 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Sir how to play ps2 games in pc

You could try using an emulator, such as PCSX2. Unfortunately for legal reasons we cannot give you a link to it, but perhaps google can help.

Jan 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Reads ps2 games not ps3

If you have a copy of your receipt, you need to call Sony. They will send you a box and e-mail you a pdf with instructions. The lasers on these units are cheap. I have had 2 PS3's with disc read errors after 2 months of ownership.
If you don't have the receipt or if your unit is out of warranty it will cost $150.00 to fix-

Apr 02, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Silver bottom games

You may want to replace the laser

Mar 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 disc read error

This is a common problem with the PS2 - the laser head is out of alignment.

This is not a problem that a novice should try to fix. In most cases I your best solution is to take the PS2 to a local repair shop - many TV repair shops also repair PS2's, and this is a very common problem that they will be aware of and familiar with.

The upside of taking it to the repair shop is that they will give a limited warranty on the repair so that if the problem pops up again (that happens often too) you can take it back and have them fix it again for free. The downside is that many shops charge you more to repair this than it would cost to purchase a used and working unit on EBay...

If you feel confident in your ability to do the repair yourself, please consult this website for step by step instructions:

The instructions on this site are excellent - I have used this tutorial myself to correct this problem on PS2's. One small point that I want to add - you will be adjusting the height of a laser. Do NOT look into the laser with it turned on! Be sure to place the laser cover back in its slot prior to turning the unit on to test it.

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