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How can I ensure my PlayStation 2 will last a long time?

Firstly, I think it's important that you noted that nothing lasts forever. The PS2 has components that will eventually wear out over time, even if preserved or used sparingly. Most notably, it is ...
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Can I turn a laptop into a PS2?

You can't. PS2 is a special case hardware. Your computer BIOS/UEFI is a software specific to only that motherboard you are using. There is an emulator called PCSX2 which you can use to run PS2 games ...
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Do games for some PlayStation versions work for other PlayStation versions?

It depends. Each console generation uses different hardware, which behave differently. Code written for one hardware will not necessarily work for another. This is especially true for consoles, which ...
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Does PlayStation 2 slimline have USB 2.0 ports?

Wikipedia has a page indicating that the Slimline had two USB 1.1 ports, like all other models of the PS2. An additional Wikipedia source about the technical specifications for the PS2 can be found ...
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What causes certain PlayStation 2 game disks to spin quicker than others whilst in the drive?

There are 2 possibilities Location of Data: CDs and DVDs from this period were usually still read at a constant linear rate. This means that at the read head the CD/DVD must travel over it at a ...
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Are these symptoms of a bad PS1 memory card or a bad PS2?

When I bought my PS2, all the official cards were sold out, so I bought a knock off one. I don't remember the brand, but it gave me nothing but problems, including the formatting issue you're having. ...
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What games were released for the PS2 in China during the Console Ban? (if any)

I did a quick search and I was able to find the following 17 games with a PS2 Copyrighted Chinese ReleaSe product code: Ape Escape 2 - SCCS 40001 Devil May Cry 2 - SCCS 40002 (Disc 1)/SCCS 40003 (...
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My PS2 can't play music CD's

I chose "Like a USB flash drive" There's your problem right there. The PS2 can't read that format. If you select "With a CD/DVD player" instead, it should work.
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Free MCBoot on 70000 series PS2 - White screen (of death?)

A very important point: make sure you are using OPL version 0.9+. That said, your main problem is that you cannot simply install the game for use with OPL by extracting it and naming the folder ...
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Spilled drink in PS2. What to do?

I know this is creating a Zombie thread but I stumbled upon this whilst looking for the answer to the small metal plate with the threaded hole for my own repair. Turns out it sits in the bottom end of ...
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Diagnosis PS2 laser issue

Disk Read Errors are very common on older PS2s, especially the "fat" models. By the sounds of it, replacing the full optical block would probably be your best option for a guaranteed fix. There are ...
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Does PlayStation 2 wireless controllers really works well?

I used to use these controllers back in the day. Each controller came with a dongle that fit the PS2 controller port. Similar to how wireless controllers are paired these days on some newer consoles, ...
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No multiplayer option for G-Force on PS2?

According to Steamcommunity: There isn't local coop or multiplayer. All the Disney games say they have it when they don't.
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How many controllers can connect to a PS2?

It would be 8 if you were using Multitaps because each Multitap can use 4 controllers. If you weren't using Multitaps it would only be 2.
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Do PlayStation 2 controllers support USB connections?

Directly interfacing a PlayStation 2 controller to USB is a losing proposition. The protocols and hardware are not at all compatible. You're in for way too much work, risk, and pain. You can, ...
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How do I fix audio emulation on PCSX2?

My experience is mostly summed up by Mazura -- you keep trying one thing at a time until you see improvements -- but I have 2 things to add to that: This will be obvious to most people who have spent ...
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How can I ensure my PlayStation 2 will last a long time?

If you are serious about using your PS2 for a significant amount of time in the future, the key appears to be to have plenty of spare parts. What I would expect to be the (by far) most economical way ...
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What prompted the change of game packaging with the introduction of the PlayStation 2?

Cheaper to produce. That's about it. They also allowed bigger instruction booklets to be attached, which was a bonus. Original cases were specially made for PS1 games, where as new ones used more ...
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Final Fantasy X crashes/freezes right before going inside of Sin

I haven't found anything relating to the original PS2 game, but a lot of people have been reporting a similar glitch were the game effectively soft locks during the Sin fight in the HD remastered ...
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PS2 slim having trouble in multiplayer selection

As you mention it, there is a high chance that the second controller port in the PS2 is actually faulty. For the Multitap, not all games support the Multitap adapter. You can check the list of games ...
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Do Playstation 2's still work while offline using only games disks?

The Playstation 2 with networking capabilities was shown off at E3 2001, with a collection of peripherals that would enable free multiplayer over a broadband connection (in the US, other regions were ...
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Which PS2 games required a Hard Drive to work?

This list on Wikipedia seems relatively complete, but as it's quite an expansive list, I'll post some notable highlights here. Final Fantasy XI appears to be the only NA game that truly required an ...
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Which number on the rear of an original release PS2 is the proper serial number?

The actual SERIAL. As the name says, the unique serial number in this case is AU43211911. The barcode is more of an inventory control tool. Funnily enough, this also happens with the PS3. I have a ...
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Was there an official set of Composite Cables for the PS1/2/3 using the "Premium" RCA Connectors?

Was there an official set of Composite Cables for the PS1/2/3 using the "Premium" RCA Connectors? Yes You're after SCPH-10500, sometimes known as 'gold plated' composite A/V cables (due to ...
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Do GTA saves on PS2 work across different language version of the game?

TL;DR: If the main.scm file is the same across discs, you can share the save game between those versions. It depends, let's take Grand Theft Auto San Andreas as an example. The following documented ...
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Do GTA saves on PS2 work across different language version of the game?

Just tried with the above games. The answer is no.
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My PS2 can't play music CD's

PS2 can't read mp3 files. To be able to play the music with the PS2 music player, you have to burn the CD as an Audio CD, which means 60 minutes of music per regular 700mb CD.
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No sound output from audio part of component cable on a PS2

There's an option in the PS2 menu that says something like "Audio out" and you can set to Optical or Component (or "Digital audio output " On, Off, I don't remember quite right), you could try that. ...
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