PS2 power supply help

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by NiGHtS, May 27, 2008.

  1. NiGHtS
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    I bought a slimline only a while ago (literally) for £10 (WOO) but I think there's a problem with the power supply. The PS2 works brilliantly, only if I push in and down the yellow part of the power supply. Is this my slimline or the power supply?

    EDIT: I reeeally gotta stop making all these threads asking for help lol XD
     
  2. jalaneme

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    why do you think it was £10? ¬_¬ the yellow part is located in the ps2 i believe...
     
  3. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah yellow bit is in the ps2. Probably just loose where someone has kept wiggling power supply. Just open it up , see if there any cracks in the joints where it connects to the board , if there are resolder em. If not , then I'd just hack off the end of the power supply , go back down the wire a bit in case there are any breaks , then fit a new connector.

    Still worth it for £10 though assuming there aren't any other problems. £10 + 10 min solder job = bargain.
     
  4. NiGHtS
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    Ye the PS2 works brill. Once again can I enjoy KH [​IMG] Oh and as for the connecter bit. Nothing a little masking tape couldn't fix until I get some solder! Thanks guys.
     
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    normal tape on electrical problem?
    Bizarro world I awake.
     
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    normal tape on electrical problem?
    Bizarro world I awake.

    Almost as bizzare as the post i read that said use duct tape to hold a wiikey down to get it ready for soldering....

    Honestly i think eltric tape would be best bet but... whatever flots your boat
     
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    Under your bed
    £10? Nice bargain.
     
  9. FAST6191

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    My old housemate had the same problem and I have seen a few others do the same thing.
    In the end it was a combination of fatigue and creep in the solder joint to the mainboard which was trivial to fix although it did require pulling it apart and resoldering the connection (once the trace was lifted a bit but there should be enough to remake the joint a bit further down.