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Playstation 2 Will Not Turn On

Yesterday when I turned off the Playstation 2 console I was shocked (like when you walk across the room and shock someone) when I touched the power button. This morning the unit will not turn on. The redlight is still on but nothing happens when I try to turn it on. I it possible that when I was shocked smething got "fried"?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • shellwe May 11, 2008

    Unfortunately, that didn't work. I was hoping it would take care of the such luck. I have heard it is possible that I could have done something to the motherboard...Is this something I could replace? Is there something I could do to check the motherboard?





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It is possible, unfortunately. I would unplug it completely, for a while, and then try again. And then try to get one for free on your local freecycle or craigslist, as it is probably out of warrantee (but check and make sure, if it is in warranteee, sony should replace it).

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  • Katharine Toth May 12, 2008

    You can buy replacement motherboards, but it might also be the power supply board too. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a good walk-through, but you can buy parts here:

    and of course on ebay. However, replacing the parts requires a bunch of advanced tools you probably don't have (ie, a soldering iron and soldering skills, etc).

    I recommend just getting one off of freecycle (Post a wanted:ps2 message and see what you get...) or craigslists. You would be surprised what you can get for free that people would otherwise throw out :)



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