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I live in South Africa and bought a PS3 Baseball game. It works in my PS2 but not in the PS3, because of the zone code. What is the correct zone code

I assume you bought a PS2 game that works on your PS2 system but not on your PS3 system since a PS3 game will never work on a PS2.

Since not all PS3 systems can play PS2 games, you need to first check the model number of your PS3 system. If you look at the back of your PS3, there should be a serial number somewhere that starts with "CECH", followed by one more letter and a couple numbers (e.g. "CECHC02"). Unless the model number starts with "CECHA", "CECHB", "CECHC", or "CECHE", you won't be able to play PS2 games on your PS3.

If your PS3 can play PS2 games, then you need to make sure that the region of the PS2 game matches the region of your PS3. The region of the PS2 game can be found in the upper-right corner of the front of the box the game came in. The four regions are: "NTSC U/C", "NTSC J", "NTSC C", and "PAL".

Once you know the model number of the PS3 and the region of the PS2 game, you can tell if the PS2 game should work on the PS3. Use the following chart to determine if your game and system are compatible:

Last two digits of your PS3 model number: Playable PS2 game region
00: NTSC J
01: NTSC U/C
02: PAL
03: PAL
04: PAL
05: NTSC J
06: NTSC J
07: NTSC J
08: PAL
09: NTSC C
11: NTSC U/C
12: NTSC J

Apr 29, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do you play ps2 games on a ps3


To be able to play PS2 games on your PS3 you have to have a system that supports this option. Not all PS3s will play PS2 games.

Let me know the model of you PS3 and I can tell you if your system support playing PS2 games. If it does then they would load link normal games. If not then you have a problem with the system.


Oct 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps2 powers up, but disc is not spinning and

Following could be the reasons for not spinning any PS2 disc:
  • A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not the issue.
WATCH this video to clean lens

  • An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end properly.
  • A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit unreliable.

No Spin At All If your spindle hub is NOT SPINNING AT ALL, NOT EVEN 1/2 OF A TURN, it may be bad or unplugged. A tell tale sign of it being unplugged is if you hit eject, the laser moves down the rail, and starts grinding because the PS2 keeps trying to move it down the rail even though it hit the end. There's a small switch on the spindle hub that tells the unit to stop pushing the laser because it's reached the end. Spindle hubs usually do not go bad by themselves, usually either the PS2 too a bad fall and it became bent [try spinning it by hand], or someone the cable out and put it in too many times [or incorrectly] and the silver contacts on the cable were detached.

Nov 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I dont no how to play ps2 games online

if you have the chunky ps2 then go here

it tells you how to get on line and what you need,
If you have the slim ps2 then you do not need an adapter, look here for a visual guide
you will need a startup disk that should have come with your ps2

if you do not have one then contact sony for a replacement disk or ask a friend if they have one

I hope this helps

Jan 04, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 chip has stopped workin for 95% of my games, yet it still works for 5% of my games, ive never had any problem for the last 3yrs till now. plz help

Your question has many problems due to the way you're explaining things.


My car is missing a bolt, can you help me?

Your question is exactly like what i just posted above. And in order for people to help me i have to explain the following things and force other people to ask me these questions.

  • What kind of car is it
  • What model number is it
  • What kind of bolt is it (metric or american)
  • How long is the bolt
  • From where was the bolt taken
So, lets clean up your question first.

  • What model PS2 are you using (slimline or thick) and what version
  • What mod chip are you using (since you used the word chip I'm forced to assume you are using a mod chip)
  • Is the chip solder-less or soldered into the PS2
  • What media will and will not the PS2 read. Just saying "has stopped working for 95% of my games" doesn't mean anything. Is it not playing playstation 2 games. Is it not playing playstation 1 games. Does it read retail DVD movies. Does it play retail CD Music. The reason behind these questions are to tell tech's what's goin on since we can't actually test your PS2 for you. Once you've defined your question better, then someone can help you. The reason for testing different media tells techs what parts of the PS2 laser lens are and are not working(if any work at all) Basicly there are two independant parts to your laser assembly one part controls DVD's one part control CD's. DVD's include PS2 games and DVD movies. CD's include PS1 games and Music CD's. It is possible for one to function and not the other. Happends all the time.

Please clarifiy your question. I'll check back in a couple days.

Oct 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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God of war wont pay on my ps2

tell who ever you got it from tell them your problem and they will give you another one. So really its mostly the disk

Jun 07, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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make shure it is compatible som e of the multitapes from the original PS2 dont work on the new slim models

Mar 09, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 Identification

This info could possibly be on the receipt or on the manual and booklets that came with it.
otherwise try contacting Playstation support, they might be able to tell you.

I emailed them and asked
I should get a response soon...

Dec 27, 2007 | Sony PlayStationĀ® 2 Console

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Ps2 slimline

try there are many mod chips for sale depending on wether you are looking for a cheap one or an expensive one they have quite a few

Dec 12, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My ps2 wont read any discs but it plays music discs and cd's

Hi Cozza,

Open the console up, and remove the cover over the Cd drive. Clean the lens of the Laser with a Q-tip lightly dampened with Rubbing alcohol. Use the dry tip of the Q-tip to dry the lens, look to see if you left any lint, and make sure the lens of clean.

Oct 31, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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