Thread: PlayStation 2 repair?
June 16th, 2002, 11:28 AM #1
PlayStation 2 repair?
My neighbor gave me his 'old' because it stopped working and he replaced his. He said it would be fairly easy to fix but he has no interest is trying so he gave it to me. I've never messed around with the PS2 and he said he was running it through a VCR that which I guess is a no-no with that hardware. He also said that the replacement part would be about $50.00, which is a lot better than $200.00 for a new one. Anybody ever run into this problem? Sorry I can't provide any more info, I don't know anything about them. Is this a common problem that is easily fixable?
June 16th, 2002, 11:44 AM #2
I didn't understand what the problem is ..
Anyway, i recommend that you take it to a professional shop to fix it for you .. After all, you don't want to damage it more than it is now
BTW, cool neighbor
June 16th, 2002, 12:22 PM #3
Well, what is the problem with it, yes you got one, but I don't seem to understand how it is/ what is wrong with it... please explain like KenKun said
June 16th, 2002, 12:30 PM #4
Yep... You are not telling us what happened!
Does it turns on?
Does the cd spins?
Any power whatsoever?
June 16th, 2002, 01:17 PM #5
June 16th, 2002, 01:23 PM #6
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Is it still under warranty?
Did he open the case? If he didn't open the case, and it's still under warranty, can't you just send it back to Sony to be fixed or replaced?
June 16th, 2002, 01:36 PM #7
My friend's been running his through his VCR since he bought it and had no problems. He did trip over the controller cord once sending his PS2 crashing to the floor Go to a Sony Store and they'll be able to send it off to get fixed.
June 16th, 2002, 01:40 PM #8
Hmmm let me have a crack at it!!!!!! I have an axe or maybe my 2 lb sledge?
June 16th, 2002, 02:02 PM #9
Hmmmmm... fyxxer32, I will give you my old stereo then!
You can fix it that way if you like!!! lolboo!
June 16th, 2002, 10:35 PM #10
Sorry it took so long to respond, had painting to do. He said it does run but it freezes sometimes and won't unfreeze without a reset. It made him mad so he bought a new one. He said when he talked to Sony, they said that the fix was a $50 part but he would have to send it in and he was thinking that with shipping and parts/labor it would be $100 in the end. I don't know anything about Sony or consoles or warranty. I was just looking for some answers or suggestions.
No, he hasn't opened the case, it spins, it plays but freezes.
I've been rambling, it freezes when playing. I don't have any games here, but I can borrow some to test it myself.
BTW Kenkun, I fixed his computer for nothing a couple of months ago and replaced a GFI outlet for him.
Hey Fyx, That's the Compaq that we soldered that wire on.
Last edited by jerrygarcia; June 16th, 2002 at 10:41 PM.
June 16th, 2002, 11:17 PM #11
Hmmm....sounds like the PS unit....
I'd pay the $100 bucks. That way, If you don't want to keep the system, but it works, you can sell it on ebay
June 17th, 2002, 09:06 AM #12
Jerry , our solder job is holding up? Geez.. anyway Kirby has a PS2 that we could borrow a game to test with maybe? Or are you just going to send it in?
June 17th, 2002, 09:12 AM #13
Originally posted by jerrygarcia
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Sorry it took so long to respond, had painting to do. He said it does run but it freezes sometimes and won't unfreeze without a reset.
If yes, try compressed air, blow the dust out.... these things frequently get put onto a carpet (not good, carpet blocks airflow) and even if air does flow, remember that dust settles down (dust bunnies). The box is probably full of dust bunnies and all.
June 17th, 2002, 09:33 AM #14
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I don't know how much a new ps2 is but. I don't like to repair things unless the replacement cost is at least 2 times the repair cost. If you have an old device that has been dropped a few times. Now you have a repaired device which has been dropped a few times. Still has high probablility of failure in the future.
June 17th, 2002, 07:30 PM #15
What is it sitting on, like the "old" PS1's they would freeze after certon amout of time, the placement can also play a factor in this
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