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David Brown Posted on Feb 05, 2007

Console won't turn on

My ps2 slim will not turn on when I press the power button. The red "stand-by" light is on, so I know it's getting power, however when I press the power button the light does not turn green and the system does not boot up. This problem occured instantaniously. I was playing a game, turned off the console to put in a new one, and when I tried to turn it on nothing happened. Does the tray have to be closed? Could it be the system is not detecting the tray to be closed? Does anyone have an idea of what is causing the problem? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • David Brown Feb 08, 2007

    I tried the Sony brand dvd remote for the ps2 (infrared) and the power button it will turn on my ps2. So, it must just be the power button on the machine itself that's broken. This is a cheap solution to anyone having the same problem: the machine receives power but will not turn on.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    the power button is broken from the inside of the frame. the liight will not turn from red to green. i have done nothing to it yet because i don't want to make the problem worse.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    i droped my ps2 and the power will not turn on, but the red light is on and i cant figure out how to fix it.

  • BGKW Dec 01, 2007

    Just received replacement adapter for the 70012 ps2, replaced the laser/spindle hub. PS2 shows red light but will not power on. I've tried all the obvious, plug, unplug ect.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    red power light comes on but the system will not turn on nor the light turn green when we try to turn it on. This is very dissapointing as we only used the system for just over three months, was a birthday gift to my 7 yr old and because I cannot find the reciept so I was not able to use the one year warrenty. I feel the ps2 slim silver was a waste of money, friend of mine has the same problem. Would be extremely gratefull for a inexpensive solution. ( i know save my reiepts in a good spot = ) )

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    I went to turn the power on my PS2 slimline console and recieved an electric shock and now the power light stays red and will not turn on to green.

    Have tryed to disconnect power supply, plugging into another power outlet, still nothing.

  • tooks Dec 12, 2007

    water got in my slimline PS2, the standby light come on(red), but when i press it to power up, it turn green for (1)second then back to red.

  • tillybird Dec 16, 2007

    yes exactly the same problem is there a solution

  • pletwonurek Dec 20, 2007

    My son broke on his slim PS2 7000 series the power switch button. When I remove the upper shell of the case I saw the PCB with no switch. Any body knows what type of the switch it is? This switch is not send to Canada, so I am looking for this PCB schematic to substitute this switch.

  • bmxboy2987 Aug 12, 2008

    I have a black slim ps2, and it was working before this happened. I was playing a game, turned it off to play another game but it won't turn on. The red stand-by light is still on but it won't read.I don't have the dvd remote to fix it. I also don't have the money to buy another one. What should I do?

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    i have the same problem.. im really careful with my ps2 and now its doin this, i dont get it... i dont want to buy a new one, so i wanna know if theres an easy fix to this problem????

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    i took my ps2 apart and now the power button won't turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Exactly the same problem. Still searching the net for solutions, nothing yet.
    I've checked to see if it was the switch it'self by swaping with another ps2 slim model of the same make, and nothing.
    I'll post a solution if I find one.


1 Answer



I have same probs with mine and found it could be a fuse well thats what it said on net (tryed new switch)still nothing.

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