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 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago

How do I get my external hard drive to work for my xbox360 slim?

I have a SimpleTech 1TB external hard drive and a 4GB slim 360 (just till the elite kinect is in on 11/04) and I would like to use my hard drive so I can play firefight on Halo Reach online. I don't want to spend 150$ on a 360 slim hard drive. Anyone know how to do this?

Question by techtech777 8 years ago

Whats wrong with my psp?

I tried to change the case of my psp but nog something is wrong :

Question by la-main 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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 >.<

Topic by kniveskun 11 years ago

PSP slim, got an opinion?

Today i bought a used psp, but it won't turn on. When plugged in to charge, it won't charge. this is a shame because i spend $50 on it : ( when a pandora battery is inserted, the psp light turns on. But nothing else happens, the backlight doesn't light up, and no text is displayed (even when magic memory stick is used) i kind of need to make it work... thanks!

Topic by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago

NOOB homebrew on psp slim

Hey guys(and maybe girls), i just hacked my brothers psp slim. Now i am used to the phat pap where you install the 1.50 subset to get homebrew to work, but that said only for fat psp. Only some homebrew works on the slim psp, but has major issues. for instance psp revolution has no sound anywhere, and none of the bottom buttons work. I have tried both the 5.00 and 1.50 kernels in the recovery menu. Is there some patch, or homebrew launcher that i dont know about?? should i install the 1.50 kernel addon anyway? firmware is 5.00 M33-6

Topic by A.C.E. 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How do i get more than 2 players on a ps2 slim? Answered

Well, as you may know, the ps2 slim has only two slots for controllers, and i want to know how you get more than just two. Do any of you people know? Thanks

Question by Seleziona 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Does the xbox 360 slim burn out with thew RROD (Red Ring Of Death)? Answered

How much better is the new xbox is what I am really asking.

Question by mrelement 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to cut something out of my psp for mod (slim)? Answered

Hi I want to mod my psp. I want to buy the silver case from  I want to cut out the silver ring on the back of my psp and glue plexiglass on the other side. But how do I cut out the ring?? I want it too look like the back of this psp;=related you can see the back at 0:54. Please help me and please dont send lmgtfu links.  THnx

Question by la-main 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I fix my Playstation 2 Slimline model to get on the internet wirelessly?

I am wondering, is it remotely, even possible to use a PS2-slim (SCPH-75001) model# shown; but -- can I use it with 802.11 bandwidth signals just like a computer?  I figure that.*  ...But, I don't know how to do it, the right way --- even though I've heard of several different methods to do so.  Is this possible.

Question by User1877 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

can the psp slim screen be repalce with a screen of a 3000?

Question by chiara07 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Slim-Art SA-5688 LCD Monitor - Power Supply?

I have a 'SlimArt' Sa-5688 LCD monitor, quite an old one (passive LCD) and it has only a cord coming out the back with an S-Video connector on it. I have no idea how to power the unit, so cracked it open to have a look and the cord connects to the board with a white connector as such: ___________________________________ | Red | Black | Blue | White | Nothing | Yellow | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From what I've read, this is more than the usual S-Video how the hell do I get power to this thing?

Question by bigmancallum 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

PS2 Slim disc not spinning NEED help is it the laser or is it something eles ?

I have a ps2 slim modded with modbo 2.1 one a bunch of friends and i played it out for like 8 hours after tht it just seemed that the laser was not readding properly and sent it to someone to clean the lens they did but it did not improve actually over time it got worse and worse so i brought a laser off ebay and it looked all good but when installed the motor does not spin anymore any suggestions on why this is happening

Question by bug on fire 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Xbox 360 Slim Hard drive issues?

The family XBOX 360 Slim is no longer detecting the built in 250GB Hard Drive. When booted the console asks for an update and when we attempt to apply the update the console responds with a message saying "You don't have enough storage space to take this update. Please connect an Xbox 360 storage device with at least 190 MB fee space."  The hard disc is not full as no profiles are detecting and when the storage tab under settings is viewed the XBOX shows a non-configured hard drive which I am loath to re-format in the case of losing everything. Does anyone know a way to retrieve the data successfully and without permanent damage to the XBOX? We have already tried disconnecting and reconnecting the hard disc physically with a powered down unplugged XBOX.

Question by willywoozle 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Flash PSP

I am selling instructions on how to flash a psp for yourself. Psp slim or phat (fat). Ony $2. Payment will have to be sent through paypal. Just send me your email address and i will send a request. If you want anything else containing psp, I will be glad to help at a cheap price.

Topic by Renhard 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can i connect my pc to a ps2 slim via usb to usb?

I want to do run dev programs. when connected my lcd tv shows there is something connected but says no signal.

Question by wallnutz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Has anyone managed to run BOCHS on a PSP SLIM?

The PSP Port of bochs was apparently ported for 1.50 Firmware, and no other, Making incompatible with the modern 5XX Custom Firmware. Does anyone here have experience on this and have you gotten bochs to run and at least got past the BIOS loading part? The reason i am forced to use bochs is because it supports All os'es out there, According to my tests, bochs Should be able to Allocate up to 41.2 MB of RAM on a PSP SLIM, but i can't get bochs to start on my PSP. When i start it it gives me the traditional error(that means that it is only for firmware 1.50) So i installed LEDA It stands for something, supposedly it allows you to run most 1.50 firmware apps on 3++ Firmware. Now it starts, It slowly fades out, like perfect And then after a few seconds it exits, no error, what i suspect being wrong is a configuration file. So If anyone got it to run, At least to the Bios loading part, Keep me updated, and post a comment. Thanks ~ReCreate

Topic by ReCreate 9 years ago

Looking for suggestions for making a very slim battery holder

I use a PDA that, through some questionable wisdom, is powered by two standard AAA NiMH batteries, but are not easily replaceable. They are plastic-wrapped with a heat sensor and two soldered connections which then connects to a circuit board. . These can be replaced by replicating the set up with tape and soldering in the  new batteries, which works fine, but is a lot of hassle. What I would like to do is design and make a battery holder that will cut out at least some of the more tedious parts. Preferably I would like to find a way to just unhook the connector from the circuit board, and then easily extract the two batteries and replace them with no soldering required. The problems are that the space is quite tight, so any method I try will have to be barely bigger than the batteries themselves.

Question by wispr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Will a flash drive play my game: Xbox 360 Slim?

I Own an Xbox 360 slim with only 4gbs. i have recently acquired a newer game and cant play it due to hard drive space.(I searched the game up and it says i need like 8gbs hard drive space: Wolfenstein New order If i add a 32gb flash drive into my xbox 360 will the game download there if i select it as storage. Thanks guys

Question by KoolCatz 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do you take a Seagate laptop sata hard drive and convert it to run in my xbox 360 ellite slim?

How do you take a Seagate laptop sata hard drive and convert it to run in my xbox 360 ellite slim? ive already heard of hddhakr something like that but i heard it wont work on a sea gate is there any other way to do this

Question by ebayboy98 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can i have a parts list for the K'NEX BR-18? Answered

Yes, the BR-18. Just the BR-18. Not the 36! I REALLY want to build it, but i have no idea about parts. Two ways will be slim, and i will need your help. please try to count accurately as i will have to be cutting slim on this one. thanks NYPA

Question by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to fix a psp slim d-pad please help?

Mine's when I turn on the psp everything load fine but the d-pad automaticlly move the psp to the right I have to hold left to scroll to the left. The down button work if I turn off the psp then turn it on holding down it scrolled down. I though it was a analog stick but it not I search the net but no answer I need help please.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

XBOX 360 Slim red dot with E82 error on screen?

We have had our xbox 360 slim for a good few months now and within the last month or so, a red dot has been appearing on the power ring in place of the green power light after about 10 seconds of being powered up. The error code that is displayed is E82 and we have it connected through HDMI and when we did some research on the problem, it looks like it is a HDMI error and we have it feeding through a Onkyo amp. The link is to an image of what it looks like ( ). All help appreciated, Uberdum05

Question by Callum Snowden 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

which side are you on? PSP Go vs. 3000 vs. 2000 vs. 1000

Which psp version do you like better? PSPgo (the sliding PSP), 3000(slim & lite), 2000 (slim), or 1000(phat)? leave a comment saying what your dislikes and likes are of the psp you choose.

Topic by amakerguy 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I install LED light strips into my XBOX 360 Slim?

I've been searching youtube for videos of how to install LED light strips into my XBOX 360 SLIM and I have yet to find a tutorial of it. Every video I find is either of the original XBOX 360 or just a video of an already completed Slim. I don't have any knowledge of electronics, but figured I could watch an extremely thorough and descriptive video on youtube of how to do it. If anybody has any helpful links with videos and/or pictures that I can use, I would greatly appreciate it. I did find a product named the "Storm V2" for the XBOX 360 that is a color changing LED system that looks extremely simple to install, but i'm looking to save a few bucks if I can (plus i'm not really digging that shade of green). However, instructions on how to install a color changing LED system that is a lot cheaper would be incredible as well. I don't mind videos/pictures that require soldering. I'm looking more into attaching it to the motherboard itself, but if recommended to do it to the disk drive, I'll take that suggestion as well. It just seems easier from the original xbox LED insallations that the motherboard is easier, I just don't know where the spots are located on the SLIM's motherboard. All helpful tips, links, and info are greatly appreciated.

Question by boogy0024 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Please help, i'm having trouble playing flash games on my PSP Slim. Running CFW 4.01 M3-2

Please help, i'm having trouble playing flash games on my PSP Slim. I am running 4.01 M33-2 CFW, and I have put the file in the GAMES folder, enabled Flash, and attempted to run the file in the internet browser as 'file:/GAMES/bowman.swf', but it comes up as 'The content cannot be displayed'. PLEASE help!

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

For Sale All PSP Parts

Hi I am selling some PSP Phat parts some will work on slim, for reparis and mods. If you have a query please email me at

Topic by likewhoami 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Does anyone know to build a power supply for el wire?

I'd like to make it slim and store power from a solar cell during the day.

Question by shmolky 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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 9 years ago

I want to downgrade me firmware on my psp?

I have version 5.03 on my psp slim that used to play iso's but not anymore after the upgrade of firmware>.... Any one who can help me...

Question by dougie1976 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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 7 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.

Topic by Mathias 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Has anybody tried painting LEDs?

Because the colors available just aren't enough and we want more. *glances at collection of smt LEDs then at collection of nail polishes* The odds of me blowing up an LED or setting something on fire are slim, right?

Topic by aliasjanedoe 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

are there any micro speaker.. by micro i mean like 5/32 of an inch big..they need to be decently loud?

I am working on a very slim bluetooth watch and i need extremely small loud speakers.even smaller than an ear buds diameter

Question by Pinion Props 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Why does my instructable keep getting rejected for the Epilog Challenge? Answered

Https:// Why does this keep getting rejected from the Epilog Challenge? It says it's eligible but I keep receiving rejections anyway.

Question by pyro1234567890 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

i dont get internet in windows 7. what i do? Answered

#     dell vostro 230 slim tower #     pentium dual core #     broad band internet #     3gb ram #     windows 7 ultimate  (64 bit) these screenshots are helpful

Question by aravind r p 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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?

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Green bamboo

I am sewing some window blinds for a friend on a very tight budget. I'd like to know if I can use slim bamboo canes straight from the garden as a weight. It will be sewn into a cotton fabric channel at the bottom of the blind. Or should I be only using dried bamboo? ie I am hoping that it wont go mouldy??

Question by LyndaA11 6 months ago

my rock band 2 disk wont read on either of my ps2's, but the track pack will. any suggestions?

My ps2 wont read my rb2 game, but it will read the track pack vol. 2. it also wont read ghmetallica, but it used to. my slim ps2 wont read them either.

Question by inumaru 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I convert an mp4 file to mp3? Answered

I wanted to convert a few podcasts that I've downloaded into songs. I would buy the song, but he only had a podcast of it.(Langhorne Slim- Worries) So how do I convert it into mp3 for easy listening? And I don't want to download anything to have to accomplish this.

Question by nickodemus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Usb ON/OFF switch device? Answered

I wanted to have a large amount of green LEDs power on with my xbox 360 slim for ambient lighting and just to look cool, with 30+ LEDs I cant power them directly from the USB port so I was wondering if there was a way to have them still turn on by only pressing the power button on the system.

Question by lamboboy732 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I want to design and build my own keyboard and mouse from scratch!

So i REALLY want to design and build my very own keyboard and mouse, I want to build it slim like apples or kind of that style.. So is this possible? Is there any guides out there for this? How much will it cost? Anythin will help, thank you in advance :)

Question by computernerdd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what is the turn ratio for a 220v to 36v transformer? Answered

I've a transformer core like a MOT(tall but slim) and i want to make a power supply for my zvs driver with it. so what should be the number of turns on the primary and the secondary if the input voltage is 220V AC and the required output is 36 v (min 10A). also what should be the gauge of the wires to be used for winding.

Question by jasshopper 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Makerbot VS RepRap? Answered

I've have been considering making/purchasing a 3D printer. I've slimmed down the choices to the RepRap Mendel, and the Makerbot Cupcake. Both seem like good choices, but I can't really decide. The big factors in my purchase should be performance above all else, price, availability of parts, and the type of plastic it uses. Can anyone please suggest something?  

Question by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how much money should i sell a 2 year old playstation 2 the slim kind? Answered

It has 2 controllers its in perfect condition has a memory card and 4 games Gran turismo 3, star wars battle front 2, NHL 2004, lego star wars 2. I am selling it to get money for a PS3 but if i should get an Xbox 360 instead let me know. P.S I don't play games rated above Teen.   

Question by seabananers 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Funding for projects?

Has anyone ever gotten outside funding for a project you were building? I have an idea for a device to make our local greenway trail safer but my investment in it would be at least a couple hundred dollars. I'm looking for ideas to gather outside funding for the project because it will benefit everyone who uses those trails. Because i am an individual and not an organization, my chances of getting grant money (even a mere $200) are slim.

Topic by Handsome-Ryan 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago