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    Taking Care Of Your PS2

    i have a 4-year old PS2 (the original big black one) and since then it hasn't bog down or had any errors in reading my games,etc. it's "untouched" meaning it hasn't been modified and it's an original PAL version. my question is: do i need to "update" the software of my PS2? and do you guys advice cleaning the inside by running a CD cleaner or something? any other advice or sugestions on this subject matter?

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    Why tinker with it when it works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gino_76ph View Post
    i have a 4-year old PS2 (the original big black one) and since then it hasn't bog down or had any errors in reading my games,etc. it's "untouched" meaning it hasn't been modified and it's an original PAL version. my question is: do i need to "update" the software of my PS2? and do you guys advice cleaning the inside by running a CD cleaner or something? any other advice or sugestions on this subject matter?
    Just leave it Gino. I know a few people who've had one since day one and they've never had a problem, it's not worth breaking it trying to fix a problem you haven't got.

    You don't need any software updates either.

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    how about playing a dry lens cleaner or cleaning the fan...would that "improve" my PS2? and would you recommend a multi-purpose/anti-bac (the ones you buy at tesco or asda) wipe in wiping the exterior?
    Last edited by gino_76ph; 11-07-2007 at 04:56 PM.

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    MY PS2 has been okay since day one too..i keep it to play the plethora of RPG's available for the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roorooroo View Post
    MY PS2 has been okay since day one too..i keep it to play the plethora of RPG's available for the system.
    Yep, the only things I play on PS2 are: Final Fantasy XII, Kingdom Hearts, Okami or Singstar (one or the other). Four cracking titles!

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    leave it alone if its working fine

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    well i personaly would give it a clean inside and out, this is because i've had mine since day 1. A few days ago started saying "disc read error" on the purple disc. Gave it a clean, now it's good as new:tup:
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    Arrow Re: Taking Care Of Your PS2

    The trick to a long life PS2 I think is to not play too many DVD's on it. I would agree with the statement about "if it aint broke". I to have one of the old style boxes and I am pretty scared even running a lens cleaner on it.

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    Re: Taking Care Of Your PS2

    My ps2 reads discs 1/20 times . It always goes to the screen it goes to when u dont put disc in, then maybe it will read it...
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    Re: Taking Care Of Your PS2

    Haven't ever had any problems with my PS2 and I've had it now for about 6-7 years. Its always done the job for me.

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    Re: Taking Care Of Your PS2

    I have just bought an old one and am glad to read this thread. I havent even recieved it yet and am looking for stuff and games. I have it only until december when its going to be a xmas present to my friends little boy.

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