Sigh. I had used a Playstation/Saturn step down converter to play my American PS2, and the thing blew up after only a few days. I bought a new adaptor, one that is PS2-specific, but my PS2 won't even turn on and I'm forced to conclude that the whole thing is fried. I don't think Sony has a PS2 service center here, so I'm going to try to get it fixed at one of the local electronic shops. I have a feeling I'm going to get ripped off. Does anyone know how much fixing a PS2 in my situation would cost in the States? What I should expect to pay? Any insights would be great... Oh yeah, the worse thing is that my VF4 is stuck in the PS2!!