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Light stays Red

My ps2 slimline recently moved with me. It worked fine before, now when I try to boot it up, the light switches to green for maybe one second, then goes back to red, and the disc refuses to spin. I took it apart, tried to secure the ribbon behind the button, but it's fine. Thoughts?

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  • pigyman Jul 13, 2008

    hello i have the same problem,until last night my slim ps2 just working fine and suddenly it just reset by itself and reset and reset..... Now every time i turn it on, the light from red change to green just for some seconds and then turn off again (red light) , what is going on ? is there a way to fix it, i have try to tighten the ribbon at power switch but the result is the same

    Some people told me it was a common problem on slim ps2, and i should buy a new one i_i arghhhhhhhhhh help me plssssssss

  • lissajean123 Jul 13, 2008

    my ps2 dosnt even go green it only stays red



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You should buy a new console and the old one. but dont actully sell the old one or the buyer will get ticked

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • troblefollow Jul 19, 2008

    sorry i ment sell the old 1



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