11-27-2009, 09:58 PM
I just bought a used PS2 on ebay for 25 bucks so I could fix it up. The only thing wrong with it is that the power button doesn't work. I already took it apart and found the problem. The power button, when pressed, pushes on a little metal plate that is mounted in the body of the system. This metal plate appears to be connected in no way to the rest of the system other than by a small wire that plugs into the front corner of the main metal assembly inside. The metal plate and connecting wire are missing from my system however. I only know what it looks like from pictures and videos on the internet. Obviously I can't start up the PS2 without the functionality of the power button, so how do I fix it? I was just wondering if there's some way to jerry rig it so I don't have to go and buy a broken one for parts and all that. Also, what does the metal plate do? What happens when you push the button? Is it just grounding the circuit? Completing the circuit maybe? Perhaps if I understood how it worked I could devise my own way of repairing it. It is just difficult for me to do so as my system is completely missing the parts I need to replace, and I can't see how it is supposed to work. Does anybody out there know how to fix this? I tried to attach a pic of my system, but I don't know if it worked.