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We have had our Playstation 2 console for quite a few years. We are not gamers but we like to play every once in a while. We have never had a problem with it until my son got a Guitar Hero II for Christmas (2007). We were playing our old games on the console a couple of weeks before Christmas. We put in the Guitar Hero and it was really cool and we played a few songs on it and then it started cutting out. It kept getting worse and worse until the whole picture just locked up and we could not play Guitar Hero at all. At this point, we went and had the Guitar Hero disc professionally cleaned or buffed because we thought there may be something wrong with the disc. That didn't work. When the screen froze, we also thought it may be the guitar; but we could push the colored keys and still see the notes light up, the screen just wouldn't move. Then I tried playing all of the discs that we were playing before Christmas and now the ONLY ones we can get to work in that console are the ones from BEFORE 2002. Anything 2003 and newer, it says there is no disc or disc cannot be read! I was so frustrated with all of this and my son, of couse, wanted to play his game, that I went out and bought a new PS2 console for $129.99. The Guitar Hero game works great, but now none of the controllers we have from the old one (and we have 3!) work with the new console. I have not even had a chance to see if the 2 racing wheels we have work with this new console. This has been most frustrating and EXPENSIVE. We spent a lot of money on the console we had when they were first new and have a lot of money into the accessories. Our items are certainly not overworked or misused because we have ONE child (12 yrs old and we got the game system when he was about 6 or 7) and as I mentioned, we have ALWAYS been here when he has played and we don't play very often - just when we get the urge for some family competition. I certainly never intended to spend another $130.00 on a new console! (The guy at the video store tried to get me to buy a PS3 but why would I want to do that when we don't play it enough to warrent the cost?!) Why won't any of it work anymore? I do not want to spend any more money on accessories - I have spent way too much (money AND time!) on this already!

Sorry - just extremely frustrated!!
Sherri

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  • Sherry Wasdin Feb 17, 2008

    I have an old PlayStation 2 console and all of a sudden it will only play Playstation 1 games and no PlayStation 2 games. I got the disk error message for a while, but had it cleaned and that went away, but still only reads PS1 games and no PS2 games. Any ideas? I know nothing about fixing a PlayStation.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I just got a used ps2 and its kinda funky because certain games will play fine and everything but Jak 3 doesn't want to load up at all. And if it does I have to turn the system on and off a lot just to get it to work.

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