PS2 - help needed

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  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I got a used PS2 fat from Gamestop recently and noticed a few
    quirks with it:

    When I try to boot up a disc, I used to be able to insert a disc
    and press the reset button and it would boot automatically (my
    old system). With this one, it always goes into the browser/system
    config menu, and I have to navigate the browser to load up the game.

    And then, last night I bought a few new games: Rockband AC/DC,
    Guilty Gear X, and Smackdown vs Raw 2007. GGX and Smackdown
    both loaded ok, but then they both hang when they're loading up
    the actual fight. I can create characters in SvR but that's about
    it. Rockband ACDC works great -- no issues there, and there don't
    seem to be issues with my other games. Could this be the discs
    or the system?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
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    Kinda sounds like the laser.


    Are the disks blue bottom or silver?
     
  3. vidmouse

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    One of each: smackdown is blue, GGx is silver, I think.
    Thanks
     
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    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Sounds like the system is having trouble reading discs to me. It's always supposed to go straight into the game if you have a disc already in there when you boot up the system. You might want to return it for another one.
     
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    Return it now!! It is starting to die.
     
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    This. The laser is about to die. I'm on my 3rd PS2, the previous 2 died the same way. If you're so inclined, you can search around and find instructions on how to replace the laser assembly yourself, but it would probably cost the same as finding another PS2. if you're able to return it, avoid the hassle and buy some time for the console.
     
  7. vidmouse

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    Unfortunately I'm past the return date for the PS2. However I'm not really disappointed with it, it plays all my other games fine. I'm going to return SD vs Raw and GGX and see
    if I can have better luck w/ SD vs Raw '06?? Maybe also MK armageddon
     

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