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slimline ps2

Hey all.  im new here, so forgive me if this question has already been asked. I have an old, slimline ps2, and i was wondering if there was anything i could do with the laser that reads the disks?  it kinda looks like the laser from an XBOX 360, so can i do the same projects with a ps2 laser?  Or are there any other already existing things that i can do with it, specifically with the laser diode? thanks for any help! --knightly insane

Topic by knightlyinsane    |  last reply

PS2 to USB!

I would do it myself, but I am poor. Get this $5 adapter from Dealextreme and do the xbox to usb thing! bang, PS2 with DirectX Feedback on your pc!

Topic by willrandship    |  last reply

PS2 Laptop?

How can I turn a ps2 into a laptop? I would like to rearrange the components of the (fat) ps2 into a more squarish shape and be able to house like a 15" screen: a replacement laptop screen from ebay for example. Fully functional ps2 Built in screen Built in keyboard 2+ usb slots controller/mem card inputs on the sides and a single power supply to power the ps2 and the screen Any help would be great, thanks

Topic by evillordnikon    |  last reply

Yabasic (for the PS2)

I found Yabasic as an extra for a PS2 demodisc, and i recently dug it out from my Ps2 pile. it is a fun and simple piece of software for creating small programs, in which you type a command (eg. print, input, goto, beep etc.) and then a piece of text. here is a code for a simple number guess program, sorry for mistakesREM Number guess gameprint "I am thinking of a number between 1 and 50, try to guess it!"input a$if (a$>13) thenprint "your number was larger than mine!"goto inputendifelseif (a$<13) thenprint "your number was smaller than mine!"goto inputendifelseif (a$=13) thenprint "My number was 13! Congratulations, you win!"Feel free to edit the prints, and the number doesn't have to be 13. there are other things involving string variables and other commands. heres one called identitiy finderREM Identity finder programPrint "What is your name?" :":input a$Print "How old are you, ",a$,"?" :":Input b$Print "And where do you live, ",a$,"?" :":Input c$Print "so your name is ",a$,", you are ",b$," years old and you live in ",c$,", correct?"Pause 5Feel free to add more string variables, just add them as d$, e$, f$ etc.anyway, post coding for more yabasic programs, and use the stuff above!

Topic by The Jamalam    |  last reply

PSP with PS2

Hey, i have a PS2 Slim, the mini one for people that dont know, does anyone know how to make a portable one out of it? I saw on some places an NES portable so that gave me the idea.

Topic by Mathias    |  last reply

PS2 to PC ???

Hey there, heres my problem, i have a PS2 and a computer, i only have 1 tv, it's in the living room and always in use, thus i can't use it for my PS2 but my computer could be used for such IF i can find a way to make, or if i have to, buy somthing to connect the PS2 to my PC so i can use my PC monitor and speakers to play my PS2. i would deffenantly prefer to make something though, just cheaper that way cuz i think i would have all the parts already. if u can help me out it would be greatly appriciated and if not then thanks anyway i appriciate the effort.

Topic by chaos1620    |  last reply

How to mod a ps2?

Modding a flat ps2

Question by alewisnyc    |  last reply

Coin operated PS2?

I want to create a PS2 (slim) based fee paying game room for kids, but I want to make it coin operated. I want to use a MOSFET transister switch like this one which also doubles as a timer. The coin handling mechanism is the easy part, so dont bother about that.My problem is where to connect the MOSFETswitch in the PS2 console. My first idea was to connect one switch to each of the controllers ( to enable/ disable the controller's power supply on pin 5) but I understand the controller port is part of the PS2 motherboard and new electronic components cant be fitted there (true or false?). If true where else can I fix the switch in such a way that when a game is finished a new game cant be started without feeding in a coin?Any Ideas?

Question by Lusakan    |  last reply

DIY PS2 Guitar

I would like to build my own Guitar Hero guitar using buttons similar to those in the pic but have a clear button for the frets and mount leds under the frets that are lit up as long as the system is on and the controller is plugged in. If it's not possible to do using button switches then I request one for making fret buttons that have leds. Thanks

Topic by evillordnikon  

PS2 black screen

Hi guys, i have a problem on playstation 2, when i turn it on, shows a black screen without startup logo or sound or anything else, i tried different display cables but doesn't work.

Topic by BilalC4    |  last reply

What to do with a dead ps2 slimline (thin ps2)?

I have an old Play Station 2 (Thin one) that the laser is burnt out in and the fan does not work. WHAT DO I DO WITH IT????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Topic by grundisimo    |  last reply

PS2 power light not working

I recently took apart my ps2 to clean out the dust and grease the track for the laser, but when i put it back together the power light dosnt work. does anyone know how to fix this?

Topic by eagletjs    |  last reply

ps2 delay in robot control

Hi, im a robotics enthusiast. i have managed to integrate a ps2 controller to control a 2 wheel drive motor. im using Atmega8535 microC. however one problem that i encounter is that the robot has delayed response. ie: when a button is pressed on the ps2 controller, the robot needs some time before it reacts to the command. please gv some suggestions and advice. thnx.

Question by dck    |  last reply

Any PS2 Gurus out there??

I have a PS2 slim and the power light comes on green for a second when the reset button is pressed and then turns red again. The laser comes on for that second but the disk does not spin. Any ideas?

Question by professor2005  

run a ps2 on a 9v battery?

The adapter says it runs on 8.5 v

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Slimline PS2 Mod problem

Okay, yesterday I tried the chipless mod for the slimline PS2, and when I superglued the tab on the inside down, it fell off! The connectors are still on the black piece and there are still places for them to go on the board, is there any way that I can make this work? I really can't afford to be out a hundred dollars >.<

Topic by kniveskun  

Fix my ps2 Game?

I can't seem to be able to play my GTA: Vice city anymore on my ps2, the disc is pretty scratched in a lot of places, but it did work before on an older system just fine but on my slim ps2, I guess that laser isn't strong enough. Any ideas?

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply

DIY PS2 guitar question

For the DIY ps2 guitar what kind of wire would i need? and what kind of wire would i need to wire LEDs?

Topic by evillordnikon  

help on modding a ps2 controller?

I would like to know if anybody has ever modded a game controller to deliver a mild electric shock like this instead of vibrating. i would assume all it would take is to remove the the motor and wire in a transformer with contacts on the outer casing. if my theory in right please comment with any improvements you may have or if anyone has ever done this before please give exact instructions. all help is greatly  appreciated.

Question by mr.mountaineer    |  last reply

Selling my PSP and PS2

Hey im about to sell my PSP with Socam, ATV offroad fury, and UMD movie lords of dog town. i am also going yo sell my PS2 with like about 35 games: Guitar hero 2 Star wars battlefront 1&2 MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!! i also have a rumble wheel and 2 FPS controllers. im wondering how much should i be expecting for these items?

Topic by Azn Hitman    |  last reply

ps2 battery wiring diagram?

I am making a ps2 portable and I have some questions with it. First of all I need to know how to wire the batteries to the motherboard so could somebody give me a wiring diagram for my ps2? I want to remove the power board btw. also what batteries should I get (preferably li-ion). One more thing, can I remove the heatsink in turn for some thermal paste or extra fans? I have an scph-30001 model of ps2. Pease help I cant find anything for this anywhere else.

Topic by jasbear9    |  last reply

Robot from PS2 controller?

Does anybody know of a robot that can be made from a ps2 or/and controller

Question by Tom Buckey    |  last reply

PS2= multimedia server with windows?

Hello Everyone,My questions is as follows. My friend has an old PS2 collecting dust, dying to be cleaned and given new life. Sadly, i'm not much of a gamer and this console is out-of-date as of this writing. I read on some other websites that you could turn it into a multimedia server. There were two versions: the Windows one and the Linux one. The Win one disappeared from the web for whatever reason, and i'm not tech-savyy enough to play with Linux -- i'm an initiate as advanced pc user but nothing more. So my question to you is: do you think/know of a way to breathe new life into this console and unleash its multimedia center potential? Sound off in the comments!!

Question by Mad_Dog77  

arduino interfacing with ps2 keyboard

Simple_Testmodify.cpp: In function 'void setup()': Simple_Testmodify:34: error: no matching function for call to 'PS2Keyboard::begin(int&, int&)' C:\Program Files\arduino-1.0\libraries\PS2Keyboard_014A/PS2Keyboard.h:77: note: candidates are: void PS2Keyboard::begin(int) Simple_Testmodify.cpp: In function 'void loop()': Simple_Testmodify:52: error: 'begin' was not declared in this scope THE ABOVE ERROR WAS SHOWN ON VERIFICATION OF THE PROGRAM KINDLY ADVICE THIS WAS THE CODE I USED TO INTER FACE PS2 KEYBOARD WITH ARDUINO UNO  #include int DataPin = 8; int IRQpin =  3; PS2Keyboard keyboard; void setup() {   delay(1000);   keyboard.begin(DataPin,IRQpin);   Serial.begin(9600);   Serial.println("Keyboard Test:"); } void loop() {   if (keyboard.available()) {     char PS2_ENTER;     char PS2_TAB;     char PS2_ESC;     char PS2_PAGEDOWN;     char PS2_PAGEUP;     char PS2_LEFTARROW;     char PS2_RIGHTARROW;     char PS2_UPARROW;     char PS2_DOWNARROW;     char PS2_DELETE;     // read the next key        char c =;         // check for some of the special keys     if (c == PS2_ENTER) {       Serial.println();     } else if (c == PS2_TAB) {       Serial.print("[Tab]");     } else if (c == PS2_ESC) {       Serial.print("[ESC]");     } else if (c == PS2_PAGEDOWN) {       Serial.print("[PgDn]");     } else if (c == PS2_PAGEUP) {       Serial.print("[PgUp]");     } else if (c == PS2_LEFTARROW) {       Serial.print("[Left]");     } else if (c == PS2_RIGHTARROW) {       Serial.print("[Right]");     } else if (c == PS2_UPARROW) {       Serial.print("[Up]");     } else if (c == PS2_DOWNARROW) {       Serial.print("[Down]");     } else if (c == PS2_DELETE) {       Serial.print("[Del]");     } else {             // otherwise, just print all normal characters       Serial.print(c);     }   } }

Topic by akshay12345    |  last reply

converting a ps2 controller to usb?

Hi all answers greatly appreciated . So i have a racing wheel for ps2 only and i want to know how to convert the wiring to usb? PLEASE DONT SAY TO BUY ONE BECAUSE I WOULD MUCH RATHER D.I.Y YOU KNOW. Please help thank you all.

Question by DJ-imani    |  last reply

how to scrap a ps2 for parts?

 i have opened my ps2 and got down to the most of the raw parts. how much of the circuit board do i need for the switch and what do i need for the fan, do i just need the wire? i want these parts for a homemade projector. also i will use other parts for other projects.

Question by hantly    |  last reply

Portable speakers in a PS2 Controller?

Using 2x2cm and 2x4cm speakers (4speakers total) preferably with a basic crossover and 4xAAA batteries and a 3.5mm jack for input. Perhaps a volume switch too (presumably this is a simple matter of a variable resistor. I have an idea of what speakers to use... two emac speakers and two 2cm Mylar speakers from maplins. Any help on what components I need ie. amps and capacitors would be great, or pushes in the right direction at least. thanks alot Matt

Question by blue-cat    |  last reply

Bunch of PS2 Games For Sale

Here is a list of all the games I am looking to sell, I'd like to sell them all as a bundle for a very low price. I'm pretty much just trying to get rid of them all.Games:Spiderman 2Madden 04Madden 06Goldeneye: Rogue AgentEnter the MatrixKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts 2All games are in good condition with their original cases.If you are interested in buying please contact me @ I will accept PayPal or check/money order.All my products are available for sale @

Topic by N1CK4ND0  

need ps2 video help!!!!!!!! Answered

I need to fix a ps2 but video is very messed up i plug in the standard ps2 AV cable and sounds crystal clear but video is wrong it blurs in pink blue red purple black white yellow and some other colors?

Question by northernmagnet    |  last reply


Any ideas? E.g. CD/DVD Player (hooked up with some decent speakers etc...) thanks alot everone

Topic by sam3352    |  last reply

is there a way to play PS2 games on PC?

 Can somebody plz tell me if it is possible to play PS2 games on PC.

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is the ps2 connected mouse's microcontroller programmable ? Answered

I heard that the ps-2 connected mouse has a microcontroller , is that true? and if it's true is it programmable?

Question by top.boy    |  last reply

Need Help With old PS2 Parts!

OK, i'm like really good with fixing a computer but i'm not that great about how parts work. So, I was wondering, see, i have an old (Slim) ps2 that doesn't work anymore. I was going to throw it away but decided i should be able to make something out of these parts! Now, i'm wondering if theres any parts of convenience here what can i make out of these parts? I should be able to create something if i fiddle around with old ps2 slim parts long enough. Any suggestions? I have attached a picture of what i have to work with.

Topic by rgibbs  

My PS2 is not starting up! HELP!?

I have checked all the cables and they are all connected right! It was working, then I turned it off and I picked it up and put it on my knee sideways. I then put it back down and it wasn't working. Could this have anything to do with it. Other things : Its a fat Ps2, its quite old.

Question by poparoo4    |  last reply

How to connect a PS2 to an old tv

I'm new to Instructables and not sure if i'm posting in the right area. So,i do not mean to irritate anyone. Anyway, i have an old tv with only an antenna jack in the back and wish to connect my PS2 to it. I have tried already using a tv adapter used for the atari and a rca splitter. I connected the video and left sound to one end of the splitter, and plugged the other end into the coaxial plug for the atari. I then screwed the atari adapter to the antenna jack on the tv. I get a distorted image on my tv in bright colors, but no sound. Any ideas or tips on building a converter or adapter would be great.

Topic by Rivka    |  last reply

anything i can do with an broken ps2 slim?

I have a ps2 that is busted and i was wondering if i could find something useful to do with it.

Question by steed1172    |  last reply

What could I do with an old, broken ps2? Answered

My friend has a bunch (like 3 or 4) old broken ps2s and he's willing to sell them to me for $5 each. I can't ignore this opportunity. I <3 opening things up etc. I'm 14 and I like taking stuff apart to see how they work. If I bought one of the broken ps2s and I couldn't fix it what do you suggest I do with it? Are there any useful parts inside? Could I squish a mini-itx board into it? (It's the old, fat ps2, not the slimline). Do you know of anyone that has fiddled with a ps2 in such a way?

Question by Dascooby    |  last reply

how to use a usb memory stick to store ps2 game data?

Using a usb memory stick to store ps2 game data?

Question by noir.eshwar  

my ps2 turned into black and white?

No color

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how to burn cd game for ps2?

Question by goreng    |  last reply

Great PS2 games under $20

Any ideas guy's?

Topic by allureoftheearth    |  last reply

Which is better?? PS2 or X-Box??

This is what ive always wanted to know.... I bet you some idiot is gonna say... PC or Gameboy or GC. it always happens.

Topic by teh_pyroazn    |  last reply

Hiding a PS2 inside a PS1 case.

Hello, I have an interesting proposal for you all. I am interested in putting all of the hardware from a PS2 into a PS1 case. I want this for a friend of mine who cannot have a PS2 where he is. Is there anyone who has done this, or has any ideas that would help me? I have been told by one person that the hardware will never fit, but I've seen the crazy things people on here can do, so I thought I ask you all. Thank you

Topic by Uncle 3M TA3    |  last reply

Guitar Hero Drums Mod for PS2?

I have Guitar Hero III for playstation2 and I don't want to get rock band. I know the Rock Band drums don't work for guitar hero. Maybe i could take apart a Guitar hero controller and make it into a drum set. I want it to be able to wammy and use star power (maybe pedals or something). and i want to be able to press 3 buttons at the same time (another pedal?). I also want to be able to hit it repeatedly to hold a note (like in rock band). I guess it should "strum" automatically when i hit a note. I don't have any idea on how to make it, but i know it's possible, and that there is a simple way of doing it. it doesn't have to look nice. it should just work. Anyway, I hope someone could help me out and make an Instructable or a youtube video or something. I'm sure many others would love to do it. thanks, schetleft

Topic by schetleft    |  last reply

Is it possible to connect a PS2 to the internet or wi-fi? Answered

Does the PS2 have internet or connection capabilities? there is a LAN port on the back, i haven't tried it.

Question by Coliflower    |  last reply

how do you make backups of ps2 games? Answered

how do you make backups of ps2 games? copy them onto a computer and burn them to a dvd disc.thanks

Question by priceis    |  last reply