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Ps2 the power buttton will not tun system on whats the problem power cable a new and ac adapter too

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  • Kyle Porter May 11, 2010

    Is it one of the newer slim PS2's?

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There may be a few issues. First off you should contact sony about how much it will cost to get the issue looked at. Or the issue may be an internal cable error which may require light soldering. If this is the case, you can open the system and check for loose or unconnected wires.

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This is one of three things. Unfortunately, it's difficult to determine which, unless you start replacing parts.

1. Bad switch. The switch doesn't usually go bad by itself, has the PS2 been dropped? Bumped? Anyone push the switch too hard? It's held in by solder on all 4 corners. If the solder becomes dislodged, the switch can fail.

2. Bad cable. This is rare unless someone opened the PS2 and removed/installed the cable a few times and frayed the internal wires.

3. Bad motherboard. Sometimes a power problem can develop, or the motherboard can short out. It's pretty rare, but I have seen it happen.

4. Bad AC adapter. Recent power surge? It's possible that the AC adapter is delivering enough voltage to power the standby light, but not enough to power the actual system on. You can easily check this by plugged your PS2 up on someone else's AC adapter or taking your AC adapter to someone else's PS2.

You can find parts at the following page:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/ve12s.html

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What do that mean if yor ps2 tuns green then go back red


is it a slim PS2?
did it shock you when you touched the standby button?
if so, just unplug the power cord from the wall and wait a couple minutes before plugging back in.

hope this helps :p

if not, then you might have to replace the power/eject ribbon cable.
maybe someone more knowledgeable has better suggestions?

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I copied this from nintendo.com hope this helps you.


No Power
    Most power issues with the Wii can be fixed by resetting the AC adapter. You can easily reset the AC adapter by following these steps:
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      2. The AC adapter must remain unplugged at both ends for a full 2 minutes.
      3. While you're waiting, unplug/remove all accessories from the system (including game discs, SD Cards, Nintendo GameCube controllers, memory cards, hookup cables, and Sensor Bar). Remove all of these from the outlet and the Wii.
      4. Also check to see that controller cords, AC adapter, and Stereo AV cables/Component Video cables are not frayed and do not have exposed wires. If you find any frayed cords or exposed wires, you should replace those parts.
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Have you tried resetting the AC adapter? If not, then try this:

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Try resetting the AC adapter.
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Have you tired resetting the AC adapter? If not, then try this:


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  2. Let the system rest for about 90 seconds. While you're waiting, check to see that controller cords, AC Adapter, and Stereo AV cables/Component Video cables are not frayed or have exposed wires (this can cause the system to shut off); if so, you should replace those parts.
  3. After the 90 seconds, Plug the AC Adapter into the system and directly into a wall outlet, not a surge protector or power strip. Check to see if the power light on the Power button comes on.

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Have you tried resetting the AC adapter? If not, then try doing this:

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  2. Let the system rest for about 90 seconds. While you're waiting, check to see that controller cords, AC Adapter, and Stereo AV cables/Component Video cables are not frayed or have exposed wires (this can cause the system to shut off); if so, you should replace those parts.
  3. After the 90 seconds, Plug the AC Adapter into the system and directly into a wall outlet, not a surge protector or power strip. Check to see if the power light on the Power button comes on.

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blingbdog, do you have the slim or the old large system? Also, let me know if the warranty is still valid (have you had the console for more than 1 year).

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