Do I need appropriate AV cables for PS2?

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  1. Skull Kiddo
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    Today I dug out my PS2 and tried to play it. Connected my N64's AV cables to the TV, etc. The system itself is fine but the screen is weird. Like, it shows the same image everywhere on a rotated angle. Dunno how to explain. May take a pic later.

    Anyways, is there any fix to this? Does a N64 AV cables work with PS2? I thought so. Is it my PS2? I remember my PS2 flickering way back in 2010 but it was very rare. Also it was too far from the TV. In this case, it's very close to the TV so it's impossible it can't flicker...

    Any help? Thanks.
     
  2. trumpet-205

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    Why would you even think N64 cable works on PS2? No it will NOT work. The connector is different already. Different system and/or different system makers uses different cables.

    Also what AV cable are you referring to? Composite? S-Video? Euro-SCART?
     
  3. Skull Kiddo
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    Composite. Ah well. Seems like I will need to get an AV cable somewhere since I can't find it anywhere... What if this isn't the root of the issue?
     
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    Flickering can be caused by a lot of things. Ranging from poor cable to system malfunction.
     
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    Exactly. Whenever you have a cable problem in general it can be caused by a lot of different stuff.
     
  6. Skull Kiddo
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    I have another issue.

    My fat PS2 isn't reading discs. Original discs, pirated discs, nothing. The only game I tried that worked with it was japanese Tekken 3 if I'm not wrong. or 4 idk

    anyways, some games like Spyro: A New Beggining, Crash Twinsanity etc which i already had arent being read by the PS2. It shows the MATRIX logo, then the PS2 stops making the noise which then leads to the memory card screen etc, OR either it makes noise but the game doesnt enter.

    I tried everything but nothing. I may give it to a friend of mine to try to fix it, he has always fixed without fail. Do I need to do these HDD mods? I wanted the traditional way tbh :(
     
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    For the price you maybe better of getting a used ps2 in good condition
     
  8. Skull Kiddo
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    Hmm I kind of agree but is the HDD mode that expensive/hard? If it was simple as the Wii xD

    So I need to get a new controller (my only WiFi only seems to not be working), a new thing that you put the AV cables in (I forgot the name. Seems like the screen problem was on that thing) and probably a new PS2...

    ...

    I hope it's worth it.
     
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    HDD mode is pretty simple. Grab a PS2 Network adapter and an IDE hard drive and install Free Mcboot through disc swapping.
     
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    You don't even have to do that anymore - with FHDB around you can just install FreeMCBoot straight to an HDD which saves some memory card space. :yay:
     
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    I wouldn't know, I have the slim. It has its ups and downs.
     
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    We're missing something here. Impossible by any sane means for an N64 AV cable to work. Even if modified to fit, it wouldn't touch the needed pins inside the PS2.
     
  13. Skull Kiddo
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    I actually found the PS2 AV cables after a while, it's just that the thing you connect the AV cables in are just damaged
     
  14. DarkFlare69

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    I bought my PS2 console for $1.99 and the AV cables for 19 cents. And don't even bother with the PS2, at this point just emulate it on a PC.
     
  15. Skull Kiddo
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    I hate emulating, dunno why. Real console makes everything better xD
     
  16. Gallito

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    I found the PS2 fairly easy and my prior experience was Wii/PSP. I started from scratch and have my fat PS2 running backups from internal HDD for under $100. That included just buying a FMCB MC off eBay for $20.
     
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