Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
My PS2 was left on for long periods of time and was dropped frequently. (I was sharing with a younger sibling) Now the PS2 turns on and will read memory cards but will not read disks whether they be games, cds, dvds, or bootlegs. Is this something I could repair myself or will I have to pay a technician? And if so what can I do to fix this?
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Posted on Apr 20, 2008
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The PS2 slim motherboard is pretty resilient, except when it comes to Lightning. if the PS2 slim will not Boot up and show the memory card or anything, the Emotion Engine processor on the motherboard is likely toasted.
If you want to fix it, you will need to get on Ebay, and find a Broken PS2 slim theat will not read disks. Be suire you know that the broken one will boot up before bidding. I say do this, becasue it will not be worth fixing if you buy a new Motherboard. As new PS2 slim motherboards cost around $75.
You can send the PS2 to the Playstation Clinic in South Carolina if your in the USA. I will diagnose it and fix it if I can without replacing a motherboard. The cost for this is $31 including Return shipping and a 90 day warranty. No charge if I find it needs a motherboard and you do not want to replace the motherboard. I run the website www.playstationclnic.com and we can replace a motherboard, but will not repair one. Too expensive to repair. Time is money. The charge for replacing a motherboard including return shipping is about $85 for new motherboard, or $65 for a used motherboard. . This includes a 90 day warranty as well.
Oct 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
I have seen this a couple of times. Lightning or an overload has burned up the motherboard. Its not a fuse, its a fried Emotion Engine processor. Best advice on dead motherboard is to probably total it unless you can get a low price motherboard replacement. My cost on a new motherboard for slim is about $55. If you want it fixed, replace the motherboard. Really you may be able to get another Slim for $55 or less. If you look on ebay for another motherboard do not take any chances on used motherboards. Go for a broken slim model that will boot up but want read discs. When you get one that boots up, use its motherboard in your Slim. This will be your best deal at getting your slim up and running once more.
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Oct 16, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
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