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Won't power up

My son knocked over the PS2 with a disk inside, it still powered up but jammed the disk drive. I opened it up and got the disk out and tried not to pull anything loose but now the PS2 will not power up.

Any suggestions and what I may have pulled loose or broke?

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If i was you i'd take a look at the power supply now because the powerboard if it had a serge or somthing it would have safty switched itself if this is the case it should just need to be reset. if its the disk drive fiddle with it try unjaming it any way possible weather it requiers a beating or not because you can pick up a disk drive very cheap and the console them selfes are tuff reliable devises i fixed mine a number of times just by dipping it in metho

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