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My US PS2 won't turn on.

I have a US PS2 Silver Slimline (Model: SCPH-79001) which I use in the UK with a voltage converter. I have used it for about 6 months now with no problems what so ever. I always turn it off every time i'm finished with at the mains. However I go to turn it on this morning and nothing happened, the red power light didn't turn on or anything. I've checked all the connections to make sure nothing was loose. But it still won't turn on at all. Anyone have any Ideas what to do?

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Seems like its just worn out,

i found that PS2 broke after a while, there was a stage were 4 of my mates broke in and around each other

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When the ps2 is on and the disc is in, so this:
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http://www.cyber-mag.com/station/laserV9.htm

That link will give you pretty lil pictures of what i'm talking about :)

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Version 2 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U0"
Version 3 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U2"
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Version 5 - SCPH-30000R, 30001R, 30002R, 30003R, 30004R, or 30006R. Also, some SCPH-30000, 30001, 30002, 30003, and 30004 models have a V5/V6

NOTE: Version 5 & 6 - the difference between these two versions is one of the connectors in the corner.

Version 7 - SCPH-39000, 39001, 39002, 39003, 39004, 39008 or 37000
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