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Cracking open Sony's PlayStation 2 (slim case)

Sony PlayStation 2 (slim case)

Released in 2000, the PlayStation 2 (PS2) was Sony's second game console. According to Sony sales reports, over 115 million PS2s have been shipped as of December 31, 2006. Many consider the PS2 to be the most successful game console to date.

The PS2 can read both CDs and DVDs and is backwards compatible with PlayStation (PS1) games. Since the unit's launch, Sony has given the PS2 several hardware revisions, including a dramatic case size reduction in 2004. Originally priced at $299.99 USD, we purchased this new slimeline PS2 for $129.99.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

7 comments
demenadicto
demenadicto

Soy tecnico electronico de chile , tengo muchos conocimiento en reparacion de placas de playtation2 ,me gustaria compartir informacion Dariomen77@hotmail.com

ajivmt
ajivmt

sony playstation 2 slim, no veido no audio but lence reading perfect rotating, all ps is ok, can you help me pleace?

stimpykat9
stimpykat9

Worthwile exploration . Well done. Usefull and direct.

scifantasy1017
scifantasy1017

Does anyone know of a fix for when the PS2 just dies? Had bought one for Christmas for my kids and approximately a year and one day later, it would not longer read any discs.

cbw92480
cbw92480

what no HDD in the the PS2 (slim) ?

adamthewebman
adamthewebman

Is a HM9209 Manchester code format CODEC Produced by Hualon Manufacturing Corp. (HMC)