Need help with my possibly busted PS2 phat...

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  1. nisbahmumtaz
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    So, I have this really old PS2 phat.
    My adapter just got destroyed from the wires breaking off, and was just holding off before my new one arrives through postage.
    Then, my little uneducated brother decides to punch in the power supply from the DVD, WITHOUT an adapter when I'm not looking.
    Now, my PS2 is possibly busted for good. Is there a way I can just dissect it and replace the circuit breaker, or is it gone for good?

    I don't have my PS2 adapter yet, but I need to know whether it's save-able or not.
    I just want to know if the PS2 have some sort of fuse inside that prevents it from frying out the internal circuits, for now.
    Thanks.
     
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    There are fuses inside a PS2, however I do not understand "what your uneducated brother" did.
     
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    The DVD player uses a 2-hole standard cable(I don't know what those are called) which my brother used as the PS2's power supply.
    My PS2 is an early model from Japan, and as such requires a step-down transformer from 240v(household voltage) to 120v, a more suitable voltage for my fragile version of PS2.
    Thanks to your knowledge however, I guess I can just order some new fuses from a specialty PS2 hardware store and solder the fuse in.

    My brother's just 10 years old, really. I don't blame him for not knowing about short circuiting.
     
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    I see what you mean now, On the PS2 Phat there is a glass fuse. The fuse should be easy to find, the power supply is located on the bottom of the PS2. I do not know the value of this fuse, it should be marked on the end caps of the fuse like most glass tube fuse and/or the board, you should be able to find a local place that sells this fuse..

    Besides that fuse, there are SMD fuses throught out the motherboard. The motherboard are marked PS1,PS2,PS3,PS4..etc, for each fuse.
     
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    Wait...
    You mean there might be more than one fuse that blew up?
    I could just be lacking in knowledge about these SMD fuses, though.
     
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    It's mostly likely just the power supply fuse. If that doesn't work, check for damaged components on the power supply and the Surface Mounted Devices (fuse) on the motherboard.
     

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