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PS2 not staying on

I haven't used my ps2 (thin model with flip up top for discs) in about 6-8 months. Red light is on...push the power button and it lights up green for about 1 second then green light goes blank for 2 seconds and red light returns. Any suggestions? I really haven't used this ps2 that often since I bought it...I only use it in football season and it's only about 2yrs old.

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Re: PS2 not staying on

It's either a faulty power-pack (the boxy thing that is between the unit and the wall) or it's in the unit itself. If you know someone else who has one see if you can borrow their power-pack and try your unit on it. If the problem persists with the other AC unit then it is on the motherboard and will be likely unrepairable.

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