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New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 26th 2011, 05:24 PM

Back in November we had a powercut and the power surge that resulted when the electricity was turned back on kinda boomed my PS2. Along with some other things. Basically it won't turn on now. At all. I asked my friend who's boyfriend works in Gamestation and is really into games and stuff and she said that it'd cost more to get it fixed than it would to buy a new one, so it's not worth it. But I still really like the games and stuff I had with it and miss playing them.
I've been looking on Amazon, Play.com and Ebay. I thought about getting a PS1 since it's a bit cheaper, but I don't know if the games I have would work on them. The most recent game I got for the PS2 was Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire which I never play since I'm pretty bad at it. That was in 2005 and according to Google, some PS2 games will work on the PS1 but not the more recent games because they're more advanced or something. Do you think pre-2005 counts as being "too advanced" for a console that was released (I think) around '94. Is it worth it to get a cheap PS1 somewhere even if it doesn't play all the old games I have? I'm hoping to order one this weekend so fast replies are appareciated.

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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 26th 2011, 05:49 PM

PS1 can't play PS2 games, it just doesn't work. Buying a new PS2 would cost 50 dollars, possibly less. Just buy a new one and use a surge protector in the future.

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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 27th 2011, 04:25 AM

Several suggestions:
1. Set what your girlfriend said aside, and try buying a new AC adapter for your PS2 instead. There's a possibility that the only thing that "kinda boomed" (sorry, had to quote it; I find it funny, ) was the AC adapter. (A new AC adapter for PS2 should be around $10 to $20 USD, not that expensive.)

2. New PS2 aren't that expensive. For about $50 USD, you can get a decent used one; new ones cost around $100 USD.

3. Get a surge protector. Why you never thought of using one is beyond me.

4. PS1 do NOT read PS2 games. Even among the fews that work, you should expecting some problem while playing, too. You might as well get a PS3.



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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 27th 2011, 09:09 PM

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Several suggestions:
1. Set what your girlfriend said aside, and try buying a new AC adapter for your PS2 instead. There's a possibility that the only thing that "kinda boomed" (sorry, had to quote it; I find it funny, ) was the AC adapter. (A new AC adapter for PS2 should be around $10 to $20 USD, not that expensive.)

I tried the AC for my brother's old gamecube and his Xbox, finally got one from my dad's camera. And it worked.
I found the Prom Night DVD I've spent months looking for inside the PS2 as well. Thank you so much!!
Still have a bid on the PS1 so I might still get it, some of the games are really good and very cheap.


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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 27th 2011, 09:19 PM

Ps2 plays ps1 games tho so just email the person and say sorry or just hope soneone outbids you.
   
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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 27th 2011, 09:47 PM

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I tried the AC for my brother's old gamecube and his Xbox, finally got one from my dad's camera. And it worked.
I found the Prom Night DVD I've spent months looking for inside the PS2 as well. Thank you so much!!
Still have a bid on the PS1 so I might still get it, some of the games are really good and very cheap.
I had to read your first sentence over 10 times to make sure that I have understood. But I still not sure I understand. Did you just say that you used a camera's AC adapter for your PS2?

And congratulation on finding the long-lost DVD,. Seems like that was a good coincidence; glad to be part of it, though, .



About your plan to purchase a PS1

PS2 can read over 95% of PS1 games so I don't see an immediate need to purchase a PS1 console. Sony have confirmed a list of PS1 games that are not compatible with PS2:
Arcade Party Pak,
Atari Arcade Greatest Hits,
Fighter Maker,
Final Fantasy Anthology,
International Track and Field,
Judge Dredd,
Monkey Hero,
Mortal Kombat Trilogy,
Tomba

[Source: us.playstation.com]

NOTE: You will need PS1 memory card for PS1 games; PS2 memory cards for PS2 games.




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Re: New Playstation. Old one went boom. - March 27th 2011, 10:28 PM

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I had to read your first sentence over 10 times to make sure that I have understood. But I still not sure I understand. Did you just say that you used a camera's AC adapter for your PS2?

And congratulation on finding the long-lost DVD,. Seems like that was a good coincidence; glad to be part of it, though, .



About your plan to purchase a PS1

PS2 can read over 95% of PS1 games so I don't see an immediate need to purchase a PS1 console. Sony have confirmed a list of PS1 games that are not compatible with PS2:
Arcade Party Pak,
Atari Arcade Greatest Hits,
Fighter Maker,
Final Fantasy Anthology,
International Track and Field,
Judge Dredd,
Monkey Hero,
Mortal Kombat Trilogy,
Tomba

[Source: us.playstation.com]

NOTE: You will need PS1 memory card for PS1 games; PS2 memory cards for PS2 games.

In the house we have a gamecube and an xbox so I tried both AC cables for those and they didn't fit. So I asked my dad and I'm pretty sure it was the one for his digital camcorder he gave me, though I could be wrong.
Very happy about the DVD, I'm watching it now. I missed the really annoying sound of the PS2 fan interrupting the quiet moments.
If I'm outbid on the PS1 then that's fine, I'll have some extra money. If not, I can always just resell it, I might make a profit in the long run. We'll see. Thanks for your help.


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