Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
When these messages keep occurring it means the controller is either broken, damaged or about to die. I had that once with some games. For instance when I got shot and the controller rumbled it paused and said "No controller present".
Try checking other controllers, try cleaning the controller ports. (use a vaccuum to suck out dust out of the controller ports). And make sure no pins inside the controllers plug are bent or broken. if so: carefully bent it straight. Also check if the other end (the slots) aren't broken. They can be a bit wobbly.
If the problem occurs with multiple controllers which you believe aren't defective try the second controller port (I know, most games require the controller to be in Port 1) but maybe the port is broken. Which can be the result of shoving in the controllers to hard.
Also, just a hint: try not to swap controllers or Memory Card once the unit is powered on. Same goes for cables and other accesoiries.
If none of this helps, and you are sure the controllers are OK: get the console itself to either a Sony repairman or the shop you got it from.
I hope this helps. Please rate.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
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