My PS2 just took a shit...

Discussion in 'General' started by akiralove, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. akiralove

    akiralove Well-Known Member

    Suddenly, my audio is totally fucked! Sounds like static and mixed tracks all at once. Started slowly then got worse and worse. A friend of mine has one that's already fucked up as well. I knew this was going to be another piece of junk like the last PS in terms of quality; just didn't want to believe it since it cost so much.

    Gonna call the support line to see what they have to say... of course the warranty is only 90 days.

    Mother Fuck Sony!

  2. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Just remember that product quality isn't in the driving motivations or goals of Sony unfortunately. Innovation and representation of Japan are among the goals though. Few tidbits I thought might interest some. Quite consistent with my experiences however...

    Sorry to hear about your PS2 man.... What happened to your PSX?

  3. GreatDeceiver

    GreatDeceiver Well-Known Member

    hey Bryan, did you receive any of my PMs?

    Sorry to hear about your PS2 - although the unit as a whole might look sturdy at first look, I think sony really skimped on important details - for instance, the cd tray, which is utter crap - I mean, a flimsy piece of non-quality plastic on a $300 unit? I'd take a plain vanilla (but well built) top-loading mechanism over that any day. The unit design just seems so non-utilitarian to me - I suppose aesthetic reasons were the driving force behind it (i.e. looking "in place" with the rest of the "entertainment furniture"), and it's a load of bull.

    I have barely touched mine since I got home, it's literally just gathering dust until VF4 becomes available, which won't be too soon. I've thought about selling it and purchasing another one as the release date gets nearer (and the price goes down), but maybe it's too much hassle. I've never felt unsatisfied with a console purchase before - this is the first time.
  4. SummAh

    SummAh Well-Known Member

    Yo up Sony and get them to go over to ur place, pick it up n repair it for free~

    I'm pretty sure it's a "sony" standard across the globe...after all...everytime I buy a Sony product from different countries, that's what all retailers tell me.

    <font color=red>~~~ 'enemy not SPODED, enemy not DOWN/versus/images/icons/mad.gif~~~'
  5. akiralove

    akiralove Well-Known Member

    Manoel, got your messages, just been busy... Hope all's well!

    Official line form sony is I have to send it to them (or drop it off at their service center), then pay a $120.00 fee to have it repaired. My magnificant 90 day warranty will then begin anew. Seems as this is the flat rate for repairs as the woman seemed like a total fool and once I schooled her about how it couldn't be the cable she started spitting out the address and just said it's $120.00. 15 to 20 working day turnaround.

    Actaully, at the moment it's not doing it, but it did for about 5 hours last night so... hopefully it'll stay okay. I actually took the thng apart looking for excess moisture/dust, but this is nowhere as simple as the PS1. The wires (I don't know what they're called, but actually look like msny wires laid out flat within a thin sheet of silicone/plastic) that connect the different boards are slotted into the boards with a very small housing, and I was scared of damaging them. On the PS, this shit as all pretty bulky. Funny how much smaller the thing could be if it was a top loader and had no space for the hard drive. Probably smaller than a DC!

    My various PS's had all kinds of problems, freezing, not loading, you name it. BTW all non Sony consoles have worked flawlessly for years. My Atari still works without a hitch, as do my NES, SNES, N64, genesis, saturn, GB etc.

    Maybe it was just some moisture or dust, but I hope it stays okay.

    Whan I bought it Circut City offered me an extended warranty, I wish I'd taken it.

  6. Yamcha

    Yamcha Well-Known Member

    Damn man...that seemed fine just the other day, which means mine could die any day too. Even if it's made in Japan it's still a piece of crap. Don't know why Sony products are supposedly good, I've had a Sony TV, VCR, and CD Walkman all die or have problems on me before.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    nascar brings some facts into the forum. A friend of mine works in a big Warehouse who sells a lot of consoles.........and i mean A LOT. Well they also get back A LOT of broken machines. It's like an empirical research very rapresentativ know.

    15 to 25 % of the PS2 consoles return with different problems he told me on sunday.

    I asked him how that was with the DC, he said there the problem was almost none-existant 1 to 5 % i guess.

    He is no DC Fan. He is Chief incharge of the game selling department and he is very mad about Sony because of this quality problem!!!!!
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sony products are not what they once were. A majority of their stuff is outsourced. A friend of mine brought his SCPH-10000 to E3 and while we were playing DOA2HC, it crashed hard and killed the video chip. I have 2 dead PS2s at my place now that function as doorstops.

  9. Yamcha

    Yamcha Well-Known Member

    You mean just in the middle of the game, the thing died? Damn, that's harsh.
  10. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    And how much did those doorstops cost you?!/versus/images/icons/tongue.gif

    BTW, congratulations on bringing out the first issue of GameGo! (did I get that right?). I finally saw it at the software retailers the other day/versus/images/icons/smile.gif


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