Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday July 13, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Vancouver Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
kiddo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64483
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Vehicle:
No Car

Default OT: My PS2's RIP and I dunno what to do!!!

OK, so about 1.5 months ago my PS2 was dead, I could not restart nor eject the CD-tray so I took it to Game Square (that store in RPM, I know I know, that place sux, even my friends said so but I bought my games there) and let them have a look, they said somethings blown and they couldn't fix it, ok, wasted a few weeks there. Then I ask my firend to recommand me a place where they'll fix it for me, he said Poptoy in good, they take your machine to some shop to fix it for you, so last week I took my PS2 there and let them have a look. I called them yesterday to see if I have any updates, they said there's no screen and they couldn't eject the CD tray (yes, that's the reason why I took it to fix). They said it might be the chip's problem (it's modded) and they can take it apart to check, so I said yes. I call them today, they said the chip aparently affected the motherboard as well, I ask them how much it is to replace the motherboard, they said it's around a $100. So now I'm starting to worry, they said they can fix my motherboard for $20 but it might not last long till it'll blow again so they suggest me to trade in my busted PS2 in EB and just get a new one but I don't want to get a slim cuz they have this design flaw in the laser that scratches your CDs. They said it cost $150 to mod (rip off...). They said I can bring it to Sony in Po-Co to fix it there but the problem is I bought my PS2 in HK and there's no warrenty but it's an U.S version so they said they can take the chip out and pretend it's the real deal. I'm so frustrated, I don't know what to do. My question is, should I trade my PS2 and get a new PS2 slim and mod it?? If so are there any places other then Poptoy that mods at a decent price and also have good chips?? Are there any places that still sells regular PS2?? Should I replace the whole motherboard instead of getting a new one?? Are there any other stores that repairs PS2?? Is my PS2 even repairable?! I'm so confused, I don't know much about PS2s, please help this young newbie, thanks.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
kiddo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
RC0310
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 63479
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Vehicle:
08' WRX
Black

Default

PM.. MSN me.. I give u an idea..
RC0310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 11:20 PM   #3
GlobalWaste
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 74792
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

trade it at eb for a used (fat) ps2 (if they still carry any).. they guarantee that they'll work fine- otherwise go for rc0310's devilish plan :P
GlobalWaste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 11:36 PM   #4
kiddo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64483
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Vehicle:
No Car

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amarpauld
trade it at eb for a used (fat) ps2 (if they still carry any).. they guarantee that they'll work fine- otherwise go for rc0310's devilish plan :P
lol, I still don't know what his plans are !!! I'm picking it up tomorrow, might as well just rip it apart myself . It's only been 2 years...
kiddo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 03:57 AM   #5
chopchop
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 55630
Join Date: Feb 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicle:
04 STi Stage 2
PSM

Default

did u mod it by any chance?
cuz usually modded PS2s won't last longer than 2 or 3 years.... mine is already dying out... can't load DVD games all the time.. so frustrating...~
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 04:16 AM   #6
Cata
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2489
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Burnaby
Vehicle:
06 WRB STI
04 WRB WRX 98 RBP 2.5 RS

Default

mine died out last year and i bought a new one...........
my old one are still sitting in my house collecting dust

and if your PS 2 is about 2-3 yrs old + modded.....a great chance that your lens won't last too long even you fixed it. It is actually better to trade in your old one for a new one.......since both will come to about $100+

or you can ask them what part is not working and get some other ppls part to repair.........so if you need any parts, let me know cos the only thing mine doesn't work is the lens.......everything inside mine still works....

Last edited by Cata; 12-11-2004 at 04:22 AM.
Cata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 05:31 AM   #7
Nightrunner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 69667
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lost in Memories...
Vehicle:
JGTC Cusco' STi WR1
Contemporary Hair Design

Default

Save the money and PS3 is coming to town man!
Nightrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 05:45 AM   #8
Kevin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1082
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2014 Fiesta ST
Orange of course

Default

Sounds like the perfect time too UPGRADE to an X-Box.
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 05:47 AM   #9
Nightrunner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 69667
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lost in Memories...
Vehicle:
JGTC Cusco' STi WR1
Contemporary Hair Design

Default

Ps3!!!!
Nightrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:16 AM   #10
Kevin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1082
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2014 Fiesta ST
Orange of course

Default

X-Box 2 should be out by next fall, wait for that.
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 10:48 AM   #11
chopchop
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 55630
Join Date: Feb 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicle:
04 STi Stage 2
PSM

Default

when is ps3 comming out? i am more interested in PSP though...
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 11:38 AM   #12
alexs001
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8096
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
1998 Impreza 2.5RSTi
Rally Blue Pearl

Default

Buy a new one at future shop, carefully swap over the serial number stickers and return the broken one.
alexs001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 04:21 PM   #13
GlobalWaste
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 74792
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Default

^^^^
GlobalWaste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 04:38 PM   #14
ashtaron14
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4674
Join Date: Mar 2001
Vehicle:
2004 Toyota Vitz
Black Black Black!

Default

I sold my PS2 and bought a new one after playing it for 2-3 years as I was expecting it to die soon... anyways I bought a White PS2 from Poptoys (GT4 Prologue Special pack) and it's the very last version of the big PS2s. Both my PS2s were modded at Poptoys and I really haven't had much problem dealing with them. I think there prices are reasonable because they do a good job at modding the machines. You always pay a price for modding a machine, but if you calculate the amount of play time that you can get out of one machine plus the cost of modding versus the price of having just a normal machine and having to pay for $70 dollar games, you save quite a bit if you buy new games very often.

I heard about the problems about the new slim PS2s too... but I don't think every machine has those problems, as my cousin is happy with his... maybe it's a bad quality control... I mean the new PS2 has been selling out everywhere.

I seriously think you are probably better off getting a new slim PS2, getting it modded and avoid the trying to cheat the system part.
ashtaron14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 07:58 PM   #15
kiddo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64483
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Vehicle:
No Car

Default

When's the PS3 comming?? If it's comming like in spring 05 or sth (which I doubt) then I'll get the PS3 but if it's comming at the end of next year then I'm gonna repair it. I went to poptoy and got it back today, all they did was remove the chip and put a warrenty sticker , waste of my $20.
kiddo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:05 PM   #16
AllWheelDrift
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 9191
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza 2.5TS
Blue Ridge Pearl

Default

Someone told me today XBOX2 is November 2005 and PS3 is mid 2006.
AllWheelDrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 08:06 PM   #17
Nightrunner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 69667
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lost in Memories...
Vehicle:
JGTC Cusco' STi WR1
Contemporary Hair Design

Default

I thought PS3 is coming at mid 2005?
Nightrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 11:44 AM   #18
chopchop
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 55630
Join Date: Feb 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicle:
04 STi Stage 2
PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightrunner
I thought PS3 is coming at mid 2005?
i doubt that, they just made PSX this year even though its quite useless... and expensive...
there aren't even pictures of PS3 right now, so the chances for it being sold by mid 05 is rare....
and when they make ps3, ps2 wil become junks~
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 12:15 PM   #19
RC0310
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 63479
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Vehicle:
08' WRX
Black

Default

PS3 has been in development since PS2 was released. PS3 would be launched around the same time as X-Box 2.
RC0310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 08:09 PM   #20
kiddo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64483
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Vehicle:
No Car

Angry Ok, this is ultra gay!!!!

So I mentioned earlier that Poptoy charged me $20 to take out the chip and put a warrenty sticker. Last week I brought it over to Sony to see if they'll fix it, they charged me $114 (the lady on the phone said $107 when I called and asked) which is very damn expensive, well, I just got a call from Sony just minutes ago that my PS2 couldn't be fix cuz they found out I modded it, FUK!!!!!!!!!!! He said he'll charged me $40 for inspection charge and $5 to ship it back to my door. Diu!!!!!!! Spend a total of $65 for nothing!!!!! Fuk Poptoy, they said it'll work and they charged me $20, damnit I want my $20 back !!!!! I know my $20 had gone to trash and I could never get it back, the only thing I can do right now is to trade it in EB which is another $120 (I went and asked them). *sigh, conclusion, DO NOT GO TO POPTOY!!!! Thx for reading my ultra gay post.
kiddo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 09:56 PM   #21
StreetTribe_V35
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 30890
Join Date: Dec 2002
Vehicle:
2003 V35 Skyline
350GT

Default

just buy a new one.

they still sell thick PS2.
StreetTribe_V35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 09:59 PM   #22
StreetTribe_V35
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 30890
Join Date: Dec 2002
Vehicle:
2003 V35 Skyline
350GT

Default

PS3 wont be out until end of this year at earliest. and thats japan only, it probably wont make it here till march of 2006
StreetTribe_V35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 10:02 PM   #23
chopchop
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 55630
Join Date: Feb 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicle:
04 STi Stage 2
PSM

Default

of course sony won't fix it if its modded, they hate people who mod their ps2 because they know you aren't buying their games at all... so i suggest u just leave this wherever it is, or sell it on ebay, then go get urself a new one if you are that desperate... you are in the same situation as me because mine just died too so i am stuck with a running ps2 that can't load anything almost... oh well~
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2005, 02:06 AM   #24
kiddo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 64483
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C
Vehicle:
No Car

Default

Where can I still get a thick PS2?? Couldn't find it in EB, do they still have it in Superstore or sth??
kiddo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2005, 03:10 AM   #25
chopchop
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 55630
Join Date: Feb 2004
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicle:
04 STi Stage 2
PSM

Default

yea i think superstore and future shop still has them... why wouldn't EB has them? cuz many people wouldnt mind the size especially in canada, if the prices are lowered for the thick ones...
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I dunno what to do, mang. (Long with CN's) eurojax Off-Topic 44 11-15-2006 03:28 AM
CEL is ON, Got Code, dunno what to do now.... ScubyMedic Service & Maintenance 10 12-10-2005 11:30 PM
dunno what to do now... ScreaminFast Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 5 09-09-2005 09:34 PM
I got the best xmas present ever and I dunno what to do b_tapper Off-Topic 218 12-27-2004 04:35 PM
2.5 overheating, dunno what to do, please help ! NicEJ25 Normally Aspirated Powertrain 9 08-22-2003 03:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.