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maybe connection pin has been pushed in and is not touching the other side of the connector. has happened to me when I put a test meter connector together and then pulled it out and rejoined the two plugs, a pin had been pushed in for enough to not be seen but not connected and showed the 'unable to detect message. look for something out of the norm when test show ok, but it's not
its all about dualshock 2 controllers. if you get these, it will work for all games. see, a dualshock 2 controller is like the head of a pack. it works for everything. you probably have a dualshock or just a ps1 controller. try buying a dualshock 2 controller, and you shouldnt have that problem anymore. proud to be part of your help.
This could be the PS2 console. You need to try a different Dual Shock controller to determine if the problem is the controller itself or the ports on the Playstation. The normal problem here is a dirty connector on the Playstation. Clean the connector or you may need to check the Fuses inside the Playstation. This requires specialized skillls.
I have seen where Dogs have chewed the cable running from a controller, and caused the problem.
loading a different disc to see if the problem continues.
Try inserting the controller into either controller ports (1 and 2) to see if the problem continues.
Try a different controller and/or memory card to see if the problem continues.
certain games, there are on-screen "controller options" where you can
designate which character (or team) you want your controller to
control. Make sure that these options have been verified within the
Make sure there are no obstructions in the controller or memory card ports (i.e., lint, debris, etc.).
Make sure the controller cables are in good condition, free of cuts, frays, or other visible damage.
Make sure the controller and the memory card is plugged into their respective ports completely.
sure the analog button in the middle of the controller is pressed.
Toggle this button On/Off to see if either mode helps the controller
function properly. This can also help troubleshoot the vibration
function with the DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller.
Make sure all of the controllers and memory cards (or any other peripheral) you own are licensed for use with PlayStation® products. (Licensed products have the official "PS" logo on the product.)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. (SCEA) manufactures the following first party peripherals. There may be other third party peripherals that are licensed; please check with the third party manufacturer directly.
- DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller: Model SCPH-10010 - DUALSHOCK® analog controller: Model: SCPH-110 - Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2): Model: SCPH-10020 or SCPH-10410 - Memory Card: Model: SCPH-1020 - Multitap (for PlayStation®2): Model: SCPH-70120 (for 70000 Series only) - Multitap (for PlayStation®2): Model: SCPH-10090 (for 30000 - 50000 Series only) - Multitap: Model: SCPH-1070 (for PS oneTM or 30000 - 50000 series PlayStation 2 only) - DVD remote control (for PlayStation®2)