Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Hi! My PS2 is less than a year old and for the last two months I have been unable to play it properly. I hve only played it less than ten times in the whole year so it can't be an issue with the laser. All of the cables are plugged in properly and when you turn the unit on flashing white lines appear horizontally across the screen of different thicknesses flashing up and down. The bottom of the screen is not aligned properly either as what should be the bottom is up a quarter of the screen and the top 25% is on the bottom. Please help!! Thank you!
Hey there John,
From your description (obviously I can't say for sure but its best to eliminate the easy stuff first) ...
It sounds like you've managed to untune the channel you had dedicated to your PS2, which would make it more a TV problem than that of your relatively new games console. (Bear in mind, all it would have taken to knock the channel out of sync would have been for someone to have sat on your remote.)
So lets eliminate that possibility first:
Try tuning in the channel again, turn on the PS2 and scan through the frequencies, if you can't find a better picture than the one your describing it could be a number of things ...
Your machine is obviously getting power (so we can tick that box - your power cord is working ok)
The problem lies with the picture which would be your next port of call if the re-tuning solution doesn't work:
I'd see if I could borrow a friend's cable that connects the PS2 to the TV (or pick one up in a store - prices will have fallen by now).
Now if that doesn't fix it you've eliminated everything but the machine itself, which I'm relatively sure is fine.
Might be worth trying your PS2 on another TV (if you can) just to check that your TV's connector isn't dodgy all of a sudden.
Its funny that such a simple setup has so many elements that there could be fault in - just go through the process methodically and you can't go wrong.
I hope my ramblings have been some help to you John, please let me know how you get on.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 03, 2014 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Oct 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Oct 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apr 28, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Nov 29, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
USE a VCR between the PS2 and the Sylvania TV. Hook the PS2 A/V cable RCA connectors( Red, Yellow, White) to one of the the Video input RCA connectors( Yellow, Red, White) on the VCR. Hook the VCR Cable output to your Sylvania Cable input. Set the Sylvania Tv to channel 3 or 4. Set the VCR channel to Line 1 or Line 2. This should work. I hope it helps you.
Oct 12, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
71 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!