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PS2 slim Power Problem - Light is red goes green but nothing else.

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My PS2 slim has power and it shows a red light.  I hit the power button and it turns green but nothing else happens.  No disc spinning or laser movement.  Any ideas on what problem might be.

 

 

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    green led lights up but no movement of disc,display on screen-sony ps2

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Hi Leostg,

 

I have seen this a couple of times.  Lightning or an overload has burned up the motherboard. Its not a fuse, its a fried Emotion Engine processor.   Best advice on dead motherboard is to probably total it unless you can get a low price motherboard replacement. My cost on a new motherboard for slim is about $55.  If you want it fixed, replace the motherboard.  Really you may be able to get another Slim for $55 or less. If you look on ebay  for another motherboard do not take any chances on used motherboards. Go for a broken slim model that will boot up but want read discs. When you get one that boots up, use its motherboard in your Slim.  This will be your best deal at getting your slim up and running once more.

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Possible broken post that disengages the disc brake.
The disc will NOT spin if the post is broken. the post is(was) in the lid towards the back

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