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Old Apr 30, 2003, 10:12 AM
matt_machin matt_machin is offline
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Exclamation How to fix no vibration in your ps2!

If your ps2 controllers aren't vibrating anymore then this could be the fix that you were waiting for.

[B]WARNING: Make sure that 1) Its not your controller that is broken, test it in a machine that does have vibration. 2) Make sure that the vibratoin option is turned ON in your games[/B]

ERcRacer14 - if you haven't sorted your vibration problem out yet then letting you know, it does work!

If you are sure that your controllers aren't broken, then you may have blown a fuse inside your ps2 on your mainboard. This may occur when you install a mod chip, especially the magic 3. *This is what broke the vibration in my console*

To fix it you have to remove a blown fuse from the ps2 mainboard and either put a new fuse there or replace it with a piece of single strand wire. The point is fairly small so you need a fine tip soldering iron and a single strand of wire. It may be best to get someone who is good at soldering to do this fix for you:

I take no responsibility for anyone breaking their ps2 when performing this fix. All I know is that i've done it and it worked a treat!

You will need;

1) A fine tip soldering iron and some thin solder.
2) A single strand piece of wire, something thin like kynar or enameled wire.
3) A game with vibration function to test the ps2 afterwards.
4) A controller that works with vibration.

There is an image at the bottom of the page to help you. However I'm not too sure what version ps2 it was taken from. I did this in a V5 UK PAL machine and the board looked slightly different.

Between the power supply connector and the PS9 fuse there is a small black square with 2 silver prongs on the left hand side. This featured on my mainboard as well, and I was able to locate the correct / broken fuse using a multimeter. Look for a fuse with S7 on the top near here, and check for continuity, If there is none then thats the one! One last thing before it goes into full detail;

Check the track between the black square with the silver prongs and the broken fuse, if its on the same track then you can attatch one end of the wire to that prong that is on the same track, and the other side to the end of the fuse opposite of the black square with silver prongs *this is what I did, no probs what so ever*

This will take bout 10 mins to do - start to finish.

Below tells you how to do it - Thanks for the Author!!!

Hi to all, I had the same problem with the vibration function, but after a lot of searching, I had found this clever solution on the internet, and I want to share it with all of you, I know that playing without the vibration function really stinks, and this is very hard to find, so here is the solution, it really works, please share it too, and enjoyЎЎ

I copied the post with the solution from other board a little time ago, so I dont remember where it was posted originally, please dont forget to give thanks to DJ Gadget too, all the credit is for him, Im only reposting his solution because it really worksЎЎ

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Despite the numerous posts on how to repair the vibration function on the PS2, information still is vague, until now.

Below is a description on where and what to look for i.e. the fuse, and how to repair it.

1. I have a V5 PS2

2. Take the PS2 apart.

3. Remove the Power Supply motherboard.

4. After removing the Power Supply Board, you will need to remove the metal shroud and expose the entire PS2 Motherboard.

5. Once you have done this look around the connector for the Power supply board on the PS2 mother board. You will see a number (maybe around 4 of them all located within 2 inches of the Power supply connector) of fuses with "S7" written on it.

6. The one you are looking for has the text "PS9" written on the motherboard next to it.

7. Check it with a multi-meter, for continuity, there will none. If you are not sure, you can check all of them, when the buzzing on multi-meter stops, that’s the one.

8. To repair it, use a strand of wire, possibly from an old extension cable or something, but only one strand. Solder it on both sides of the fuse in order to close the connection.

9. Reassemble the PS2.

10. Boot up and play your game, vibration is back.

I have had no issues with this repair, all is OK. I hope this clarifies all the vague descriptions out there and dispels all the frustrations of not getting replies to posts on this topic.

You are welcome.

DJ Gadget


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If you like this solution, please take a moment for giving thanks to his author, this is very difficult to find and it really worksЎЎ Sincerely Sith Darth Shamat


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