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Cool down if my ps2 is getting too warm and causing freezing then how can i keep it cool so it wont freeze up not only for single games but the marathon sessions

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Re: cool down

Like burst said make sure its getting hot..your cooling fan couold be going bad.. if there is heavy dust build up it will restrict air flow and cause the fan to not work can use a vacume that has a hose to suck out the dust by holding it at the back (((( unplug all power to your ps2 first))))) the suction will cause the fan to spin at a higher rpm freeing up the dust..or you can use a can of keyboard cleaner and blow it out..but that just spreads it through the machine unless you have it apart..

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Re: cool down

I would recommend keeping the ps2 in an open area where there is plenty of air flow space. downstairs is better than upstairs and keeping the room temperature lower is always helpful. if you still experience these problems there are coolers you can buy which are fans separately connected.

make sure that it is overheating that's causing the freezing. i would assume it was a scratched disk. hopefully that helps.

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It is freezing because your playstation is to close to the tv and its getting to is due to overheating you are having this problem ... so try moving it to another must take care to keep it properly vented.......
The system is prone to overheating, particularly if you happened to have bought older stock.
One way to deal with this is to stand it vertical, and put a small desk fan behind it.Turn on the fan when you turn on the game. I know it's an annoyance but it is a very simple and effective way to work around the problem.
DO NOT use an intercooler fan or any cooling device that gets power from the playstation . It just makes it worse.

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Wat up

it seems there has been a malfunction within your CD Drive, this is what is causing the CD drive to not spin or read the disc. these problems can be only generally resolved by either getting the console repaired/replaced unfortunately.

The PS2 will still turn on and run because the CD Drive does not dictate whether the console works or not, but because the CD Drive is broken, you will not be able to play games or watch DVD Films unless you have the CD Drive Repaired.

NOTE : I would not encourage you to use Anti-freeze on the console/discs under any circumstance, Anti-Freeze is designed to De-Ice Car windows, Not to fix technical issues With PS2's, It is very dangerous !

Hope this Helps ?!

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This is usually the cause of a dirty disk and/or reading lens. If you bought different consoles and disks, this may be a result of unforunate coincedences.
Another thing that people dont know about however, is that video game creators will make the game faulty on purpose, to make it freeze, JUST before you get to the end of the game, this is so you will stay interested and buy more of their games.
Also, you may have a fan problem, after the game freezes, check and see if the ps2 is hot, it may be over heated.
Try unplugging it for 24 hours, then retry.
Have a good night

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