I recently bought a broken PS2 for $3. It looks like somebody dragged it behind their car, or filed the corners down. Anyway, when I plug it in (using my own cords that I know work), the red light comes on, and when I press the button to turn it on, the blue and green lights come on as expected. The problem is that no audio or video comes out of the machine. I would at least expect the start up menu to work.
Also, when I eject the CD drive, it makes a horrible sound. The drive is probably messed up but I would be satisfied to just get signals from the machine.
I tried opening it up, and it looks like a few of the wires in the ribbon cable going to the CD drive are broken. Other ribbon cables dont look in the best shape, but look intact.
I was just wondering where a replacement ribbon cable could be acquired, or any other ideas as to what the problem could be.
Unrelated, but I was also wondering if anyone knew how to get rid of the "slop" in Atari 2600 paddle controllers. When I rotate the knob and stop, the pong paddle (or whatever else) keeps going for a split second. I dont think this is natural.