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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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Re: silver ps2, red light only, no power up

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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you say it wont turn back on but it has power.
is the light red ( stand by )
or do you have green and blue lights
Did it fall????
try cleaning the disk and the lens
you can also run the auto diagnosis..

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