My Playstation randomly stopped working one day. When I turn it on it goes to the screen where you can select Memory Card or CD Player...
the arrow appears on Memory Card. But i cannot use the controller to move or select anything. Then the arrow randomly disappears. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: PS froze on start
If it is only one disk, clean the underside ot the disk with cd cleaner and try again if problem persists, the disk may be defective or the unit may have problems.
If all disks do this, there is most likely a problem with the system call 1-800-345-sony for assistance.
This was in the manual which was printed 9 years ago, so if the number has changed or they no longer cover the ps1, i whouldn't know what to do if cleaning the blue lens thingy doesn't fix the problem.
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With this symptom, the lens that reads your cds needs cleaning. If you have a cd cleaner, go and play it on your ps1 for like 30 seconds. It this still does not work, you can open your ps1's cover and manually clean the lens. You will be needing a soft ear bud damped in an alcohol and gently wipe the lens surface. Also if you have a blower, you can blow those dust off. It would also help to clean those cds.
well you have no choice but to turn it off...hopefullly when you reboot the machine it will attempt to reinstall the firmware..usually that is what the unit does. if it freezes again at 100percent it very well could be the 3rd partion sector of your SATA drive....ive seen this before.
you must have different playstations that have different formats when they were made. when you go to the store to buy a memory card, compare you ps system number with the number that matches the memory card on the package of the memory card.
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)