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Small, very much p*** me off issue

Post by Necrosis » Sun Oct 02, 2005 03:54 am

My goddamn PS2 doesn't work right anymore. I think I dropped it or something. It only 1/4 works, plays DVD games and that's it. Anyone have any idea what's making that happen? I just got Guilty Gear X and it won't play 'cause it's blue disc, and I have been craving Guilty Gear for 5 days now.

Added: Took the thing apart a little, janked stuff around, blew dust out, nothing happened. The thing is practically disposable anyways, 'cause I was gonna just get a new one if my friend was able to sell his.
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Post by da_weezle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 09:13 am

Sorry my friend, but the PS2 is Sony's most crappy product ever. Almost everyone I know who has bought a PS2 when it came out had it broken after a year or two. Something's wrong with the lenses in those things (the early releases anyways). Try a cleaning disc (which probably won't work) or contact your supplier.
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Post by mouth » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:24 am

My friend's PS2 also got f*** up. Something's wrong with those things.
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Post by Drakan » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:29 am

Agreed. I'll never forget the first one when it started breaking down... It got to a point where brand new healthy PS1 discs were even shunned by the f*** up lenses.

*saves his money up for an Xbox for next buy*
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Post by da_weezle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:21 pm

Rushed production... What can you do...
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Post by Drakan » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:25 pm

I even heard those "slim jim" PS2s are a load of s*** and break down all the same. They over heat in a matter of hours because there's no fan. Well... that's WHAT I heard. Hmph.... f*** Sony and it's cheap parts and s***.
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Post by da_weezle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:52 pm

PlayStation has always sucked. But that's probably just me being nostalgic.
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Post by Drakan » Sun Oct 02, 2005 01:07 pm

Well.... PSX isn't too bad.
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Post by Daedolon » Sun Oct 02, 2005 02:22 pm

I have a newer version of the PS2, the silver one that had been released around a year ago, it's more quiet than the original black models and it has no loading problems whatsoever.

I really don't know when it happened, one day I just noticed that the vibration does not work with ANY controller, even if the controllers' vibration function works in PSX and other PS2 consoles. I had not even dropped the goddamn console. I've been playing without the vibration for half a year already, it's not a big deal but p*** me of since there's lots of games that actually require the function (ie. some items in MGS2 and MGS3).
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Post by Necrosis » Sun Oct 02, 2005 05:38 pm

Silver? Huh... We only have black ones here... I am actually considering a couple of things. First, buying my friend's PS2 from him as it is brand new and he doesn't even use it. Second, sending the thing to Sony as they appear to repair the issue for free.

Added: I found that you can lower/raise the lens, so I'm trying that for a while. No success yet, but I will also clean the laser.
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Post by DemonPostalWrkr » Sun Oct 02, 2005 07:15 pm

heres what you do... Call up Sony's hotline, tell them you have a "Disc Read Error", "You've never dropped it", "You've never used a gameshark", and "Its only a few months old" It doesnt matter if any of those statements are false. My friend and I were trying to do that laser trick and we broke the motherboard in the process. You send it in, it costs about 10 dollars for shipping and they'll ship you off a refurbished one. Enjoy.
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Post by Necrosis » Sun Oct 02, 2005 07:22 pm

See, I ripped off the sticker, apparently they charge you an examination fee AND just send it back if you send it in with a ripped off sticker. Also, they will apparently fix it if you tell them you got a disc read error and that you did research and it appears to be a common problem. It seems it can't hurt to sound angry.
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Post by Necrosis » Mon Oct 03, 2005 02:58 am

Ok, I nearly broke the thing today. It pretty much sucked. I couldn't turn it on and it failed to read anything. Reconnect something and it goes back to how it used to be. Heh... I suppose I'm buying the redesign then. Not much of an issue, I like the thing more anyways.
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