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.

Posted by rgibbs 7 years ago

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?

Posted by eagletjs 10 years ago

So my ps2 was broken and i broke it more

And not the lens and laser is messed up. Is there anyway i could hook it up to an external reader or something along the lines of that?

Posted by FreakyDeeky 10 years ago

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

Posted by knightlyinsane 8 years ago

What have I fudged up now?

I bought a chipmod pro 2 modchip for my slim ps2. After LOTS of struggleing with a lot of wires (only 18, still quite a few) I got it all together and as soon as I plugged in my ps2, the red light wouldn't come on. I'm sad. I did check my connections over and found a bridge between a couple resistors and a 3V access point for the modchip. I ended up resoldering the resistors back onto the ps2 because I couldn't just scrape it out of the cracks. I have no idea now, all the other connections seem fine but there ain't no red light, any idea?

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago

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);     }   } }

Posted by akshay12345 6 years ago

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?

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago

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

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago

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!

Posted by willrandship 8 years ago

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?

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago

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????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by grundisimo 9 years ago

NES/SNES Emulator on Unmodded PS2 or XBOX

Does anyway know of a simple, easy to use and set up, nes and/or snes emulator for the ps2 or xbox, without modding or altering the system in any permanant way?

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago

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 >.<

Posted by kniveskun 10 years ago

ratchet and clank

Is ratchet and clank the best game ever?

Posted by willaye! 9 years ago

Great PS2 games under $20

Any ideas guy's?

Posted by allureoftheearth 10 years ago

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.

Posted by jasbear9 4 years ago

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?

Posted by Azn Hitman 10 years ago

Don't Press The reset button while saving your PS2!

 So.... I was playing NFS most wanted on my PS2, when I picked two markers from the blacklist rival number 12, when I noticed that I didn't pick the pinkslip! (I didn't get the car). So it started saving, and you know when it says do not reset or switch off the console while its saving? Well I was like Reset Blah console blah blah blah. So i pressed reset. Then came regret. I started to fret. You wanna bet? So i pressed the button right. everything was going well until is started loading....... Then it said: COULD NOT LOAD, DATA CORRUPT. Or something like that. So whatever you do don't press reset while you are saving! OR ELSE!

Posted by Seleziona 8 years ago

What Games Do you Own?

What games do you currently own? doesn't matter what platform 360/ps3/PC What games do you own and what ones do you play the most?

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago

Playstation 2 Joystick (totally removed) connecting to Arduino UNO board...etc.

Hello all... Been working on this for a while now.  I purchased a generic playstation 2 (ps2) gaming pad, hand or controller (your preference).  I completely removed BOTH the joysticks from the unit as the native state of how they were, would not work for the project.  I DO NOT want wireless, and that first off is all I am finding online. My question is this: WHERE do I connect the SEL (My understanding is this is where the pushbutton operation of the joystick would be wired) Do I connect the SEL of the breakout board to the actual Arduino, or do I connect it to the breadboard.   To both, just give me a location as in 3 thru 13, A0 through A5, Now then, I have power, ground, left (left3), right (right3) figured out. Am I totally off my mark, I have attached my fritzing diagram as a jpg with notes to assist. For reference purposes please see these links for further info: Breakout board: Joysticks: Thanks  in advance Tony

Posted by trandazzo2 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Mathias 9 years ago

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.

Posted by chaos1620 11 years ago


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

Posted by sam3352 11 years ago

pc gamepad from ps2 controler?can anyone help me make one plz without downloading somthing

Welll like i said in the title id like to know how to make a ps2 pc gamepad without downloading anything

Posted by nc527 10 years ago

Battle field 2:modern combat for ps2

Does anyone have a battlefield 2:modern combat for ps2 online account?If you do than leave a comment for everyone else to see. My account name is Alpha95 spellt exacaly like that. knex htr htr.OUTTTT

Posted by knex hater hater 11 years ago

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

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago

Ideas for a playstation 2 wireless microphone

Hi, I was recently given a wireless microphone for a ps2 game called dance UK. The person I got it from didn't want it and I thought it might be useful(I'm a junk collector ;D) it plugs into the controller port and the scart adapter, it seems to draw 12v from the ps2 for the transmitter, has an input cable for the microphone and an output cable to the scart adapter. On the scart adapter there is also a jack for an external speaker. Finally after some thinking about what it needs the controller port for; I decided it might be for volume control (it also says volume control on the bottom :P) Does anybody have any ideas as to what I could use this for? (I don't mind rigging it as long as it's not TOO much)

Posted by pyro-jim 10 years ago

Need help removing weight off a motor

Hey guys i'm currently trying to make a very simple robot (2 motors, a battery and a switch) and everything is fine exept for the fact that the motors i'm using are from a PS2 controller, so they are vibrating motors. I can't seem to figure out how to remove the weights (half metal circles) that make tthem vibrate when rotating and that's going to be a problem, since i want my motor to have wheels, not vibrators hah... So if any of you have advice on how to do it i'd be glad to hear it. PS: i joined an image of the motors so you can see the half circles i'm talking about.

Posted by poolm 2 years ago

Before I Shell Out $20 for a PS2 Compatible S Video Cable...

When I link up the S Video side to my laptop, I should be able to play my PS2 with laptop screen, correct? And this being so I would be able to record videos and take perfect screenshots?

Posted by crestind 11 years ago

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.

Posted by teh_pyroazn 11 years ago

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

Posted by Uncle 3M TA3 7 years ago

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.

Posted by BilalC4 2 years ago

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!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago

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.

Posted by Rivka 10 years ago


Wanna know how to disappear and become invisible in an online game such as KILLZONE,SOCOM,....... Racing games.......(the list goes on and on.....) You will need: Ethernet Cable Small Switch Gaming system (online compatible( ps2,ps3,wii,xbox,xbox 360,) ( must be connected with a wire WIFI wont work Online Game All you have to do is cut the orange wire on the inside of the cable and put a switch there. then put the switch in the of position when you want to disappear. NOTICE: This may not work with all games. this only lasts about 7-10 seconds and then you are disconnected from the network. It is just like unplugging it but it is easier. ????: Why is there 8 wires in cat six (maybe its cat five) cable and olny four of them are used ? (waste of coper and bpa releasing plastic) Would have made an instructable but its not worth it. Yes cheating is weak I just like the disappearing part You don't disappear but nobody can see you

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago

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 @

Posted by N1CK4ND0 9 years ago

Looking for a reason that my PS2 game CD won't play anymore - (isn't scratched at all)

"User1877" I just can't figure it out... I need tech-assistance on why my PS2 game won't run anymore.  Details: 1). It's not scratched, but when I put it in the game system...; 2). The "PlayStation 2" Bios Screen comes up -- then nothing after that... just a black screen.  3). Also: I hear the CD game spinning - at which I've tried "fast disc speed" and letting it play at Normal Disc Speed, too; only to find out it's going to do the same thing every time.  The name of the game is "Shadow The Hedgehog".  That game was originally out on the Nintendo GameCube in the mini-disc format; but, then in 2005 - it came out in the PS2 3" format.*  So - (Question: What do I do)?  Providing the details, what can be done - (do I have to buy another copy of the game, or can it be restored, somehow?)  Someone - please, tell me.

Posted by User1877 6 years ago

Old mario games on PSP

I know that you can put the original mario game from the gameboy and other old systems on the psp. My friend wont tell me, but he let me play the game (not umd). I was wondering if anybody knows how to do that and if you could tell me. Thanks.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago

How to made PS/2 to USB adapter

HI Everyone, can you give some advice of this ??.Coz I tried made not success,seem not simple or just direct cable to each other .. Thanks

Posted by dwarven 11 years ago


So, I just got a PSP. I have problems. It was fine before, but I charged it. after that, I play it again, and i can't play the games from my memory stick! Help please? oh, and where exactly is the memory stick located? is it visible like a UMD or something?

Posted by Lemon_Asakura 10 years ago

modular arcade cabinet idea?

Hey guys, For all you gamers and arcade fan out there. I got a chalenge for you. Can you think of a good way to make a modular arcade cabinet that would let you play with joystiq controler AND racing wheel with little as possible change to make. So a mix between a racing cabinet and a regular arcade cabinet. Show me what you can think of :)!

Posted by Zoukiny 3 years ago

What Video Game Systems do you own?

Just wondering what systems everyone owns. I myself have; -Nintendo Entertainment System -Sega Genesis -Sega CD -Wii -PS2 -PC -Atari Jaguar (Really) -Gamecube -That's it

Posted by Wills42 10 years ago

Playlists! (What Games Are You Playing Now, part two)

OK, now give each game you're playing a score. Out of five, ten, whatever, I don't care.Halo 3 - Xbox 360 - 5/5Guitar Hero 2 - Xbox 360 - 5/5Guitar Hero 3 - Xbox 360 - 5/5Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - GameCube - 2/5Oh man, Ubi Shanghai really dropped the ball on Pandora Tomorrow. Also, it's the GameCube version. GameCube versions of Splinter Cell always suck.Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory for Xbox, soon hopefully (getting it cheap (used) off Amazon).

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

Top 5 Video Games?

What are your top 5 video games? Mine are: 1:Freelancer 2.Battlefield 2 3.Battlefield 1942 4.STO 5.Cod4

Posted by happybirthday 8 years ago

Crossbow V5 "Reaper"

This is the may not have great look, but it sure is effective.This one uses 4 strings of rubberbands and has a really sturdy trigger which also may be a new design.Sorry for the bad pictures...all i had at the moment to make a picture was an ps2 Eyetoy. is finished!

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago

Can I use my portable dvd player as a TV

I was wondering if there's a way to use my new portable dvd player as a tv with audio video hook ups so I could plug in and xbox or ps2 or w/e. I'll get the modle in a while but its xmas and I want some custard pie MMHMHMHMHMMMMMM!!!111!1!!1!

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago

DC to AC Inverting for boat

This spring I am looking to build a pontoon boat from scratch (Besides the pontoon logs). Its going to be a large boat and I am wanting a few amenities to go along with it. Im trying to figure away convert the car battery wich is on the boat to power appliances such as mini-fridge, lights, radio, box fan, and maybe a PS2 with Television. I need a high wattage out-put to power everything too. For sure: 8 lights - 75 Watts ea. 20 inch tall Mini-fridge - 200 watts Stereo - 150 watts Box Fan - 120 Watts Maybes: PS2 - 180 watts 20" Television - 300 watts I want this to work if all the for sures were going at once. I want to know how many car batteries I will need approx for 10 hours (or longer) of use with the "For Sures" And I want a clean way of doing this. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Posted by d_child 10 years ago

A 12v Regulator in a USB hub?

I havea spare USB hub and it's not used. I wanted to take it apart and take the regulator out of it. It has a part number: PJ1084/CM 1B1. After Googling the part number I've found that it's a 12v 5A regulator, why? The mains adapter with it is only 7.5v, so where does 12V come from, the only thing that I know is 12V is the PS2, and this is definetly not for that.

Posted by Josho 11 years ago

Who Here Plays Video Games?

A very informal poll for everyone. Do you play video games on a regular basis of at lest once a week? If so, what system(s) do you currently play on and what kinds of games do you play? I'll start. system: ps2, ds games: guitar hero 2, elite beat agents, currently downloading Team Fortress 2

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

USB to ps/2 keyboard adapter

I gather that computers that only have ps/2 sockets (no usb connectors) cannot simply use a basic adapter for plugging in a usb keyboard. I have never tried. Would it be possible to create an adapter to allow a usb keyboard to be used with such a pre-usb computer ? I found one arduino project that converted ps/2 to usb and I imagine that to be more difficult.

Posted by scubascooby 1 year ago