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Problem with Japanese Playstation 2

Hi, I have a brand new Japanese playstation 2. Have hooked it up to TV and it plays DVDs and CDs fine. I have a lot of Playstation 3 games I bought in Japan but when I put then in they only go as far as as the "Playstation 2" logo on the game and I can't get any games to start. Unfortunately all configuration instructions and the printed instructions are in Japanese. Can you please suggest how I can get up and running? Many thanks! Joseph

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  • HobbsJ Feb 02, 2008

    sorry, I meant to say I bought playstation 2 games for the unit

  • HobbsJ Feb 02, 2008

    All the games are NTSC/J -- so that is what stumps me



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Are you sure that the games have the PAL emblem on them? If you are trying to run NTSC games it won't run unless you mod your system to handle both NTSC and PAL games. If they are PAL then there is only 1 other problem you could have and it could be a bad reader. But since it's new i'd imagine thats not the problem.

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  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008

    hey u said that u have allot of ps3 games..
    and u have a ps2..

    Ia m sad to say this dude but u can't play ps3 games in ps2..

  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008


    I got the ur problem:

    the first solution is Buy a dvd lens cleaner, Walmart, or Walgreens has them, I bought the Scotch brand, will work on PS2!

    It requires cleaning/servicing
    or calibration or all three, Really need an expert to check this out
    for you, Very common problem unfortunately.

    If u think u can do it by urself then:

    To fix this problem, you will need to open your PS2
    and re-adjust its lens. To open your PS2, first turn it upside down.
    Remove the 4 rubber feet and 6 square tabs (circled in the picture) by
    sliding a flat screwdriver (or something similar) underneath them.

    This is how it looks after the rubber feet and tabs are removed:

    remove the 10 screws under the removed parts. Mark where each screw
    came from, since there are two sizes of screws. Once all the screws are
    out, take the bottom cover off.

    Then turn your PS2 so it's back upside up, carefully peel its cover and slide it forward, then lift it off.

    There is a ribbon connecting between the base and the upper cover

    try not to put any pressure on it.

    remove the black lid which is over the loading tray: Unscrew the very
    small four screws, circled in red in the picture. You will need a
    jeweler's screwdriver to do that.

    After you've removed the screws, lift the lid off.

    clean all the dust, hair, or whatever you have lying in there. If you
    haven't opened your PS2 before, you should expect to find a lot of
    dirt. Clean it by blowing it away, using tweezers to pick dust bunnies,
    or using canned compressed air.
    Bring your PS2 back over to your TV and plug it back in. Then carefully push the eject button.

    the tray is open, unplug the PS2. Be sure to leave your PS2 off when
    the laser tray is open, since the laser could be very harmful to your
    eyes. You can also use the master power switch on the back to turn the
    PS2 off. Clean the lens and everything under the tray, but be careful
    not to spray canned air directly on the lens.

    the white disc, circled in yellow with a red mark. Don't touch it
    (yet). This is the gear that adjusts the level of the lens. Mark its
    original position with a marker, so that if you don't succeed in fixing
    it, you could at least return it to its original position. You should
    mark it where the red line is in the picture, which is where the left
    edge of the gear (looking from the front) is touching the unit.

    you turn the gear clockwise, it will raise the lens. Once you reach a
    certain point, the lens will drop to the bottom and start moving up
    again. Notice that the range of movement is exactly one turn of the
    gear, and therefore you will always be able to return the gear to its
    starting position (which you marked before). Now turn the gear
    clockwise until you hear a click (right after the lens has reached it
    maximum height, and then dropped back to the bottom).

    Plug just
    one controller into the front of your PS2. Put a game in the tray. The
    Blue PS2 games usually cause the most problems, so try it first with a
    PSone game (if you own one, of course). Place the black lid on top of
    the tray and lightly but firmly hold it down. Plug your PS2 back and
    turn it on. The tray should close. Turn on your TV. After the splash
    screen, hit X to open the browser. If your game loaded successfully,
    try testing it with DVD, Silver PS2, and Blue PS2.

    If at least
    one of your discs doesn't load, eject the disc and unplug the PS2 with
    the tray open. Take the black lid off and play with that gear some
    more: turn it clockwise four clicks and then put the game on, put the
    lid back on and try again. Repeat this until all your games appear on
    the browser. Remember to turn off the PS2 between tries!

    all your games worked on the browser, try to load them. You should also
    listen to your PS2. If grinding noises appear, it might mean that the
    lens is too close to the disc or too far from it, and you should
    re-adjust it. Now try testing as much games and DVD's as you can,
    before you put your PS2 back together. Remember that Blue PS2 games
    might cause more problems than other discs.

    When you're
    satisfied with the way your PS2 works, you can put it back together.
    Eject the tray, take out your game, and let it close before unplugging
    it. Put the small screws back in ? screw them so they're applying light
    but firm pressure. After screwing them, carefully slide the tip lid
    back on and flip you PS2 over. Put the bottom lid back on and then put
    the screws back in. In case you haven't marked them, the longer screws
    are marked red in this picture:

    The feet go on the four corners of the bottom section, and regular tabs for the rest.
    Now test your PS2 again. If something's still wrong, you might need to take it apart again, but at least now you know how!

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  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008

    No,the problem is not related to NTSC or PAL.Just do what i said above..

    and please don't forget to rate me as fixya..



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