Varning! cold cathodes ps2 meltdown!
For a fue days ago i switched off my ps2 then got to bed. the day after when trying to start it, it just made a buzzing sound then nothing...
so i checked the voltage transformator for the cold cathode and the electrolyts have leeked and were brown and shit...
Then looking at the cathode it had melted (yes it's true) in booth ends!
So i sugest that if you do have a cold cathode in your ps2 check it sometimes.
It's quite cheap japanese elektronics in that blue box that probebly caused this ps2 meltdown. :)
I got it running again just by unsoldering the voltage converter and cathode.