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Ps2 my ps2 plays all the games in black and white

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Re: ps2

Well, I can tell you it is highly unlikely that your new T.V. Is the opportunity in this case. It might be one of the following things:

1. The video port of your PS2 might be bad.
2. The video card of you PS2 is going dead.
3. The cable you are using is bad.
4. Your hooking up the cables wrong.
5. Your T.V. Is on the wrong setting.

Hope this helps!!

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Hi.even i had the same problem. the problem is with your tv set and not with your ps2.
it will be the same old ntsc problem.even i had the same problem.the problem is that your tv set is old .
the older tv sets had only pal support and hence it can play only in black and can try buyin a ntsc to pal converter if your ps2 is a ntsc model or the pal to ntsc converter over the pretty cheap.
if it doesnt help then the ultimate way is to buy a new tv set.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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It maybe due to your scart lead in the back of your tv or the other end of the scart lead at the back of your playstation 2 try pushing them in a little bit more...i hope this info is helpful if so please leave feedback..

Stuart Mac Namara...

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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Try setting your tv's color the way you want it but the problam with that is you have to reset it every time you switch to tv to ps2...

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: My PS2 will not play PS2 games, but it will play PS1 games

If it will play DVD's this is a good sign. You will only need to clean the lens of the laser. Also clean the hub that the Disc rides on.
I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.

  1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
  2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
  3. Remove all the screws.
  4. REmove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
  5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
  6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the REset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
  7. Remove the Cd tray lid.
  8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the Cd area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
  9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
  10. REmove the little white disc from the Cd tray lid.
  11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
  12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
  13. Put it back together, and your in business.
If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: PS2 in black & white?

Hello Staubs, please look at the back side. There should be a sticker with the model (for example SCPH3XXXX). So please, which model is it? Thank you, Arpad

Posted on Dec 23, 2006

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SOURCE: PS2 Locks-up during running

Maybe the TV is old or the disc is scratched

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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SOURCE: showing black and white instead of color.

just set your tv setting to auto and it should be able to play colour again...

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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SOURCE: why would my ps2 screen only be in black and white

Make sure that you have the plugs in the correct sockets on the back of the television , as well as make sure the tv is on the correct setting, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, etc. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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