Porkchop Express wrote:Went to an Electronic Boutique this weekend to pick up a PS2 and they sell used ones that are about 40 dollars cheaper than a new one. However they only had these slim ones. Im used to the old kind but I say whatever. Take it home and try to get working, everything is hooked up and set to go but when I push the reset/power button it goes to green for one second then back to red.
Am I now operating this thing correctly or is there something wrong with the machine that requires me to take it back?
I know exactly what your problem is, no need to take it back On the new models of the PS2, you have to press and hold the reset/power button for it to start up, then press and hold to turn it off, and a tap to reset if you need to once you have turned it on. If that doesn't work then...
Processor -Cell Processor PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz 1 VMX vector unit per core 512KB L2 cache 7 x SPE @3.2GHz 7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs 7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS Collada XML support for PS3’s art assets interchange OpenGL ES support for applications programming interface for 3-D graphics
Graphics Processing Unit -RSX @550MHz 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines --It will support DirectX 9, Shader Models 3 CPU <--> GPU configuration (CPU could interact with the GPU).
RAM -256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz 8x more bandwidth
Sound -Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-base processing)
I'm really impressed that they're including Blu-Ray support... for those of you not up on this, there is currently a little war going on over the next generation of movie medium. There are currently two fronts: Sony's Blu-Ray and I believe Panasonic's HD-DVD. They're both DVD formats that support High definition technology.
Last I read, HD-DVD is losing the battle which is good news for Sony and their PS3. Sony lost the VCR war... in the 80's there was a battle between Sony's Betamax and VCR's. We all know who won that one...
Aside from that, it seems like the PS3 can be almost a standalone home stereo, video and gaming console. Nice! Xbox will have to convince me.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....
One of the easiest things to check on and fix with a PS2....hair.
Break open the case (cerfully by removing the screws) and look at the wheel that actually spins the disc. I've had them so wrapped in hair that they wouldn't spin properly. Cut the hair off with scissors and it was back in business. Apparently, PS2s can pick up a lot of dirt and stuff when you (or the previous owner) has it sitting on the floor and hair from a long haired female in the household goes in too.