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Options menu dead

My Ps2 can play games, that's for sure. But the options menu does not respond to anything. (i.e. analog, pressing 'x' and triangle) Because of that I'm not able to clear up memory cards, change languages, set the time, and more. My time is way off, and I really want to know how I can get my Ps2 to respond again. Thank you for your time. ;)

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Hi!there,
well! you can't activate what you want because the button "x" and " triangle" are the function key to move on but because of the pads inside your analog controller on "x" and "triangle"are worn out,there is carbon contactor on buttons has fade out,when ever you press x button no connection is conducting your analog controler.you can change setting on analog controller between x and square depend on you,go to configuration then on dual shock controller menu reset function button,you select a key that will change the function key.
or maybe replace your dual shock controller is the best way,
have a nice day,don't forget to rate me,thank's

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