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Sakura PS2 goes to standby, doesn't play discs anymore.

Discussion in 'PS2' started by vich, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. vich

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    short story;
    got Sakura PS2 (Japanese) a few days ago. Checked carefully about PSU (I live in UK), use step-down (the one supplied) into 2to3 pin converter. After a hour or 2, after playing a Japanese DVD, and in the middle of playing a Japanese game, the PS2 goes, it switches off.

    The step-down light indicator is off, it doesn't work and is VERY hot. I take out and use another step-down i've got.
    The PS2 powers up, but whenever I put a disc into the drive and close it, the PS2 goes to standby..

    I try a few times, same thing. At least I know the PS2 still powers up and obviously hasn't been fried. 'Ok', i thought, go to sleep and try again tommorow. 'might just be condensation or whatever due to it being an import'.

    I try again this morning, same thing, but now I realise if just the tray, regardless, it goes to standby. I try a few more times, unpluggin switching off.
    Then, it decides to go to standby as soon as I power up (green light on reset switch)..

    I'm panicky.. -_-

    Try a few more times and get it back so I can use the browser again; so now the problem is as soon as I close the disc tray, the PS2 decides to go to standby straight away..

    Can anyone help or has had a situation like this before.

    I'm not sure SCE UK would be too willing to help me (considering it's a NTSC JPN PS2) here anyway, and sending it all the way back to Hong Kong is a hassle.. and I really really like my Sakura colour PS2..

    As far as I can see, I can access browser screen, so the PSU shouldn't be damaged. I thought it might be a lens problem, but it goes to standby AS soon as the disc tray closes..

    thnx^.~
     
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    okay, I guess I may have to hassle of returning my PS2 afterall..

    -_-
     

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