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PS2 hangs I bought some games for my PS2.. And when i played about 30-40 hrs of the game it starts to hang. for example. Shining force exa I played it for 30 hrs+ and now when i play it the BGM suddenly goes silent and when i go to another area it takes a long time to load. What happened to my PS2???

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  • lordi Dec 06, 2007

    my sister gave me a ps2 slim 7706 model from dubai last nov but it started to hang after a week im playing 2k8 and fight night

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It might just be the game if that's the only one giving you problems. I have Shining Force Neo, and occasionally it will lag so bad I'll have to wait several minutes before I can resume gameplay. It seems to be a problem with the game itself, not your system.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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