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I have an old PS2 Slim that I'm trying to fix.

It will turn on but all i see is a black screen, no logo or anything.

The disk spins for a few seconds and then it slows back down.

I've tried googling it but i can't find much info on the problem, anybody have any idea what might be wrong with it?

I've tried a bunch of different cables so that's definitely not the problem.

Model Number: SCPH-77003
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post #2 of 15
I'm not sure if this seems similar to your situation, but it sounds similar:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/547719

Yes? Or no?
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker;13278178 
I'm not sure if this seems similar to your situation, but it sounds similar:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/547719

Yes? Or no?

I saw that thread as well. His problem is different. He is stuck at the browser screen and can't get any games to work.

My PS2 doesn't even reach the browser screen.
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post #4 of 15
So it simply displays the black screen, no audio is played?

Pardon all the questions, just trying to get as complete of a picture of the error as I can.
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker;13278254 
So it simply displays the black screen, no audio is played?

Pardon all the questions, just trying to get as complete of a picture of the error as I can.

My TV displays a blue screen and a "no signal" message when there is nothing on it.

I plug in my PS2, press the on button, the screen goes black and nothing else happens. No logo, no sound or anything.

The PS2 power lights are working correctly and the disk spins for a few seconds.

If the screen is black then there is definitely some kind of signal being sent to the TV. It's just that the PS2's browser isn't starting.
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And (yes, another question... I know) it's not modded at all?
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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker;13278427 
And (yes, another question... I know) it's not modded at all?

Nope. Not modded at all.
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post #8 of 15
Open up the ps2, and check for any blown caps or fuses. The DS had a similar problem with a fuse/power issue.
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CreepyDan;13280187 
Open up the ps2, and check for any blown caps or fuses. The DS had a similar problem with a fuse/power issue.

I did that a while ago. Couldn't see any damage.
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post #10 of 15
After doing more searching online, the general recommendation seems to be first thoroughly cleaning it, and then checking inside for pinched wires, which would apparently mean the BIOS wires are not enabling boot.

Hope it helps, if not, we'll keep searching.
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