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Green Light will not stay on when I close PS2 slim tray

The ps2 works when I turn it on and leave the disk tray open, but when I close the disk tray it shuts off. What do you think, thank you for your suggestions.

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  • Michael_sacs Jul 11, 2010

    I have the slim one, that sounds like it could be the problem, thank you very much

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That sounds like a damaged wire that may be grounding out when you close the tray. Do you have the larger (older) PS2 or the slim one?

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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I was wondering if this was ever solved, if so could you please email me at gatorbait98@bellsouth.net

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