How to Repair a PlayStation 2 Slim With No Power

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How to Repair a PlayStation 2 Slim With No Power
Consoles are enjoyable forms of entertainment -- if they work properly. (game console image by araraadt from

The PlayStation 2 Slim was a later version of the original PS2. Lighter and smaller than the original, it offered all the functionality of its bigger brother, but without taking up so much space beneath your television. While the PS2 Slim was known for its reliability, it can experience problems like any electrical device, including being unable to switch on.

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  1. 1

    Ensure that the power outlet supplying electricity to your PlayStation 2 Slim is on.

  2. 2

    Switch the power outlet off. Now remove the power cable from the back of the PlayStation 2 Slim.

  3. 3

    Inspect the power cord for any signs of damage. Inspect the power slot on the console to ensure nothing is blocking the port. Reinsert the power cable and try and turn the PlayStation 2 Slim back on.

  4. 4

    Source a new power cable and try again, if this does not work.

  5. 5

    Contact Sony support to send the device in for repair If these steps do not work and your console is still under warranty.

  6. 6

    Contact Sony for it to be repaired even if you're out of warranty. You will be charged a repair fee. You can also go online and search for local console repair providers, who may be able to carry out the work required more cheaply and quickly.

Tips and warnings

  • Because the PlayStation 2 Slim is an electrical device, you should never attempt a repair yourself and always seek expert help for internal repairs.

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