Preventing Problems With Your Playstation
Some things in life are taken for granted. We never
know how important they are until it is too late, and they are
gone. The Playstation 2 can be one of them...if you are not careful.
It's never too late to get started, and by following a few simple
steps you can increase your odds of playing your favorite PS2
game for a long time. Let's take a look.......
USE AND HANDLING
- Be careful to not drop the console
- Do not set the console on unstable surfaces or surfaces that
are subject to vibration
- Do not expose the console to high temperatures, or to areas
with sudden temperature changes. If transporting in a car do not
leave in the car with the windows rolled up.
- Keep the console out of dusty or smoky environments. Dusk or
smoke residue can build up on the internal components and cause
- Do not place the console close to magnetic fields such as those
caused by magnets, loudspeakers, or television sets.
CLEANING THE PLAYSTATION 2
Since discs are being inserted directly into
the console it is extremely important to make sure they are
clean before doing so. Wipe them with a soft cloth from the
Do not touch the disc surface when handling
it. Hold it by the edges.
Store your discs in their cases when not being
used. Stacking them or standing them without their case may
Do not expose discs to a heat source, direct
sunlight, or high humidity.
There are several opening used to properly
ventilate the PS2 console while you are using it. Never cover
the slots with any kind of material
Be careful where you place the console so that
the slots are not blocked as well. They can be blocked by setting
the console on a rug, sofa, bed or other similar surface.
Never place the console in a bookcase or other
confined space unless you are sure there is proper ventilation
The console can be positioned either horizontally
or vertically. Do not move the position of the console when
the console is operating. Doing so may cause damage to the console.
When placing the console vertically make sure
that the disc tray is in the top position and the controller
ports are on the bottom. Use the vertical stand to make sure
that the console is secure.
As you can see, it is not really all that hard to take proper care
of your playstation 2 consoles. You will make sure that you will
be playing games on it for a long time to come by doing so. However,
if and when that time comes and problems do come up, don't rush
right out and buy you a new one.
Just because the PS2 is not reading disc anymore or the CD tray
will not open does not mean the console is doomed. There are many
things that can be easily fixed by you and they are all covered
in the Powerful Playstation 2 Repair Guide available for sale at
the Powerful Guides website. For only $9.95 for the downloadable
version or $19.95 for the softcover book version you can't go wrong.
There is a free trial version available to give you an idea on what
you will find inside before you make a purchase. (www.powerfulguides.com/ps2)
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