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Race game starts and cars make a hard right and crashes

On my son's PS 2
He starts any game and it acts like the controller buttons are being held down.

The choices for cars, tracks, etc are shown but the highlighted curser rolls over all of the choices (like it's scanning). If you can get past that point as soon as the counter counts down to start the race the car IMMEDIATELY makes a hard turn to the right and crashes. The controllers don't control. I have tried every conceivable combo, ie. only 1 controller, swaped controllers, rebooted game, tried different games, etc. It seems to meit is in the console itself. Is there a master reset on the console? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

thanks,
Keith

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  • 175mk Jan 26, 2009

    It acts the same whether there is just one controller or both plugged in. I tried it with just controller 1 in both slots, and then controller 2 in both slots with same results. It acts like BOTH controllers would have to be bad that's why I suspected the console itself. Do you still suspect the controllers?

    i will try the clear button.

    I REALLY appreciate your help!

    Keith


  • Marge56 Jan 31, 2009

    I am having a similar problem when playing Hit and Run, and Wallace and Gromit. They walk on their own or run and I cant control their movements. Is it the cordless remotes or the system?


    Thanks
    Teri

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The controller is the problem, not the system so een if there were a master reset it wouldnt work for the controller. Is it a turbo controller? Try hittingg the clear button on the underside of the controller if so. If not, you need to buy a new controller.

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