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Something odd happening...not sure where to start
Something odd happening...not sure where to start –
I recently bought a refurb PS2 v4 console from gamestop and I'm experiencing weird htings...I am getting a 1-2 second delay from hitting a button and getting a reponse.
The two games I have which are new (not used) still in celophane (now unwrapped) are both showinf the same problem. i hit a button and I can count to two ro three before I get a response. Anyone experience this before? Do I nbeed to replace some parts inside? Try a new controller?
I also noticed if the memory card is not in 'just right' the syst3em doesn't even see it.
If you have just bought it from gamestop, Just return it to them and tell them that it has some problem, they will give you a new refurbished one.
Originally Posted by James_Richards
If you bought it a while back, then the problem could be either something wrong with the laser, or the system, or the controller.
I don't know of any other reasons causing that.
I don't think it could be the laser, but it could definitely be the controller, you should check that first thing.
As for the memory card, the system could have been dropped and the internal card controller could be cracked, I had that happen to me and I had to replace the whole daughterboard inside, not hard, but it sucks having to rip one out of another perfectly good system (the busted one had a better laser)
If you havn't taken it apart already, take it back to gamestop it's been less than 14 days since purchase, if you have taken it apart or it's been longer than 14 days, look at the daughterboard inside, that could be messing with the controller responsiveness as well.
That's what I'm thinking...I need to replace that puece. I opened it (could've taken it back...but where would the fun be in that? ) Anyway, withe case off, I get better response. Not 100% but better. As for the MC, I opened that up, stuck a piece of paper under the contacts to help push the leads onto the pins in the port...and it reads better.
I'm still replacing the controller, and still coming in under the cost of a new PS2. Everything else is fine. Even if I replace the controller/MC board...
I also noticed the ribbon is cracked...I'm going to see if I can find a junked PS2 somewhwere or just buy the pieces.
Make sure you get one that's long enough, there are vast differences from v7 and v9 ribbon cable length, and I am sure for other versions too.
I got a cable that was just a little bit too long, bt on the other hand, the leftover cable was obviously too short.
Needless to say, I junked a perfectly good ps2 :P
I get that problem on some games because of my memory card but the problem is only while I'm loading/saving or I'm at the main menu with New game.Try removing your memory card and try again
@vsub not the problem, I can assure that. But thanks.
I've gotten a little mroe ehadway. The new controller didn't help...so I'm stuck on the hardware. I need a new cable or controller port.
Has anyone torn apart the controller port and put it back together and had it work????
I doubt it will work, but you're more than welcome to try (although I wouldn't recomend it)
This could be your problem, but it just as easily could not be as well. Try using a different memory card, if you're using FMCB.
Get a card that's formatted and does have anything on it, try that with a retail copy of your favorite game, before you rip apart the gamepad/mc controller (daughterboard)
All in all, there really isn't much in those things beside wires anyway, the actual controller (at least on the versions I've seen) are right on the mobo, with a cable that has a direct line-by-line connection to the ports in the front.
If it's an issue with the mc controller built into the system... better off just buying a new system, look as some of dangwoots threads, he's got some good deals, and he's trustworthy (I've bought things from him in the past) I think he's got a v7 (best ps2 version available, if you don't mind the fatness) for around 50 or so, that's in good working condition, cleaned, and tested by him before shipped
check it out.
Yeah...it's somewhere on the mainboard itself...infact...i can't even get the system to save and keep the date and time anymore.
I found a guy here that is getting rid of tons of his junk, and part of this $100 deal is two fully working PS2s and one broken one. Also has a few games and memory cards, so I'll be checking that out.
I'm also being a bit mroe spendy this coming payday (I really shouldn't but I desere a chance to treat myself) I'ms pending $150 on a PS2 with 20 games and a XBox with 10. All in all i think this will be a very good payday for me.
I ended up taking apart the controlle rpart and...nothing there. So it's safe to say this is just a PS2 that's on it's death bed. First time I ever got something like this form Gamestop...hopefully it's not indicative of a trend at that store...