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Silver ps2, red light only, no power up

Playing on the console last night, hit the reset button and entire system froze. tried unplugging and replugging. red light comes on but system will not power up. left it unplugged all night, still has same problem. cannot find a reset button, what next??

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  • stephanie77 Jan 28, 2008

    Same problem. Only the red light comes on. System won't power up at all. Not even the light on my wireless thing for my guitar lights up.

  • TPARK29 Feb 02, 2008

    i have a problem with my PS2 only the red light come on.I have a mini Ps2 silver got it for christmas and only red light come on can u help me email me at [email protected] thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    I had my slim ps2 for about 1 year.It was working untill the fan spot working.So i opened it and removed the not working fan,i replaced it with a known working fon then i powered the system.I saw the red light was on then i press the reset botten the light changed to green for about 1 second then it went back to red.

  • kbergeron Mar 17, 2008

    son was playing rock band and went to put in guitar hero 3 and it wouldnt power up only red light on. (i have the slim silver ps2). Took it apart and tried to manually press button under the outside to see if it would come on. That button fell off, looking at new power reset button would this help you think? or what else may have caused this?? please email me back at [email protected] thank you

  • saladw May 08, 2008

    I have a ps2 slim. red light is on but when pushed no green light. Took it apart and replaced reset switch. no change. tried a dvd remote. no change. purchaced another system on ebay. worked for awhile then samething happend. What is going on? Heard that a dvd remote with reset button might work. is there a fuse?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    red light on silver ps2 stays on, no green light

  • inawhitetee Mar 06, 2010

    fockin red light thats all i get no spining nuthin wont even power up the fat 1s better peace o shut



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The live wire may be detached,
SoThere may be an internal problem and You can show it to a mechanic nearby you.

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