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Sony ps 2

The unit itself is on & the screen on TV is blank.No browse or any thing !!
Not even the normal welcome note.

This is my sons & I am supposed to be an expert.
Your advice other than a replacement of mother board ?

Tks bro appreciate this.

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  • neoclyps Mar 26, 2008


    I have the same problem, 2 years ago 1 bought the ps2 and only used it 10 times or so en put it in the box, when i wanted to use it ....well

    only a black screen, only the led works and ik hear the ps2 drive , but that's it?

    i checked all other things like cables and tv etc. with a friends ps2

    does anybody know what to to....




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Are you sure you have it hooked up to the tv properly? Maybe you accidently put a yellow in a white spot and a white in a yellow spot.

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