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SCPH-50004 PS2 problem

Hey Guys,

I was hoping if you could help me out. You see, I have a Pal PS2 (model scph-50004)from Asia which i've brought to Canada. When you turn on the PS2 it's all black and white and the screen is off centre. Some imported games work perfectly with full colour and screen staright in its place. But other imported games are black and white and screen off centre. Ps1 games dont work either. Some example of games are Dragonball Z budokai tenkaichi 2 and 3 and Smackdown vs. Raw 2008. These games dont have a cd error because I've brought several copies which still don't work.

Plz help me as soon as you can!

I really appreciate it

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