I have a slim-line PlayStation 2. The original model of the PlayStation 2, released in 2000, was supplanted with a newer, smaller, slimmer model in the fall of 2004, and I traded my old, clunky, big system in toward the small system when it released.
I’m not surprised. Reason? The slim PlayStation 2 gets hot. I mean, really hot. Everything is so compact–system, AC supply–and it runs hot. I don’t know how well Sony anticipated this–I suppose they didn’t.
So, a PSA for all of you PlayStation 2 fans out there. You may need to replace your power supply.