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Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) controller/ports problem
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:51:38 PM »
Hi guys,

Some help needed - I picked up a PS2 slim + games for approx. 15 quid from the the local car boot sale.
Anyway, I seem to have a problem, the PS2 controller that came with didn't work, opened it up, all looked OK to me.
Borrowed a known working PS2 controller from a friend - this doesn't work either !!!!
However, the plot thickens .... an original Playstation controller (aka PS1 controller) DOES work, but the unfortunate problem is that not all PS2 games support using the older PS1 pads.

Any ideas? This looks like a console problem (not a controller issue) but not sure how to best got about repair (if at all possible)

Research on the internet suggests that the controller ports on the slim models of PS2 are NOT user replaceable.

Anyway, any help appreciated.

Cheers
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« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 03:50:26 PM by woody.cool »

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Re: Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) controller/ports problem
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 09:34:30 AM »
Hi Woody,
The ports (as far as I remember) are replaceable - just not easy to do as they use ribbon (again if my memory serves me correctly) . . . we have a metric tonne of PS2s with poorly drives etc - we might be able to salvage a port for you from one of those? Let me take a look next time I am at RCM - I will let you know.

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Re: Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) controller/ports problem
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 03:50:01 PM »
Cheers Andy, much appreciated.

The PS2 in question is of the slim variety, if that makes any difference.

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Re: Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) controller/ports problem
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 07:10:13 PM »
bugger . . . yeah it does - we only have one of those! :(

Sorry mate!
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