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Noise/Not Playing Games

My silver slim line Playstation 2 isn't working correctly. I've had it for just over 7 months, bought it brand new from Amazon. Anyway... It's become (overnight) very noisy. Like an electric fan, not completely continuous noise, a bit broken. Sounds like it's struggling from the moment it switches on. I tried to play San Andreas; it wouldn't get past the title sequence. Then tried to play FF8. It worked (slowly and with lots of noise/effort) but the fight scenes were extremely slow to load. Then after a couple of fight scenes it froze. Hasn't worked since.

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Re: Noise/Not Playing Games

The main circuit board may have problems and will need manual expert repair. take it to a repair shop. Good luck.

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