Did I just fry my PS2?

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Did I just fry my PS2?

Post by PGraham81 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:32 am

Hello, Retrogamers. Did I just fry my PS2?

I currently live and work in South Korea, where the current runs at 220volts. I've really been wanting to play a bunch of SNES and TG16 games, and a good friend of mine from the U.S. sent me his "fat" modded PS2 with a 1000 games loaded on it as a gift, and which you may know, uses 110volts. Just like I've done with other American electronics, like hairdryers, desklamps, etc, I simply put on a simple plug converter on the plug and use them without any issues. Well, without thinking, I did the same thing with the PS2 when I received it, not thinking at the time that an adapter was probably needed.

Did I fry my PS2, or could something simply not be working?

If fried, would all internal components, even the hard drive probably be done?

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Re: Did I just fry my PS2?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:07 pm

The PSU for the fat PS2 is internal, so if you're lucky you've just blown that.

In theory, you should be able to pick up a cheap donor fat PS2 locally and swap the boards so it runs on the local voltage.

Have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSZh5MwXDa0

If it makes you feel better, I did it once to an import Saturn, and it wasn't even mine :shock:
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