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Playstation 2 Slim Water Damage

I have a PlayStation 2 Slim Black 2005 console that recently was pretty much submerged in water for an unknown amount of time. There was this white residue on some parts of the motherboard (the big green one in between the two metal plates), and it had been underwater long enough for the said metal plates to start rusting a bit. It was plugged in and working at the time (a pipe burst and flooded the basement). I cleaned it with a toothbrush and some water which I made sure to immediately dry off after washing it.

Now almost all of the white residue is gone and the rust is mostly gone, but am I just wasting my time? I plugged it in when it was dry but got no red light from the power switch.

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  • DeathChain01 Feb 20, 2009

    If I'm correct, you mean the power wire, and the box on it yes? If so, that works fine, tested it with another PS2. I tested all the components of the broken PS2 (laser assembly, fan, power switch) and they all checked out. i then plugged the broken PS2 in, and used a volt-meter to test the presence of power on the main board. So far there's power all over it.

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You may have fried the power supply

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