hello. My name is***** can help you with your question. Of course I would bring this back to just one set of cables to test it out but I would also do a complete reset system. What can happen is that the system will get stuck in a certain video mode and then not change if you've change the cables. So first unplugging completely and then when plugging it in press and hold the power button. Continue to press and hold the power button until it beeps 3 times and then let go. After a few minutes the system should come back up reset and then work properly. When it does make sure you have the audio and video cables plug in that you intend to use from that point forward it will automatically protect those cables and should appear properly. If not or if you still have questions, please let me know.
Yes - for the toggle switch, slide and hold. Same thing.
Try this instead
Turn on the system with nothing in the tray so it will load into the dashboard. Press DOWN and then X. Hit DOWN, DOWN, DOWN then X then LEFT then X again.
It resets the system.
Hello, my name is Rusty. I'd like to give this problem a shot. Are you still having trouble? Where is it plugged into your TV now?
Ok, and where on the TV do you have it plugged in? Here is what will cause black and white:
If the yellow cable is plugged into the wrong port on the TV.
Some TVs have a setting to use RGB vs YPbPr. You want to select RGB for composite.
Can you take a look in your TV's video settings?
How about the RGB setting in your Xbox? Is it set to RGB now? (I can't remember if the 2 has those settings, but please take a look.)
Switch the ps2 into YPbPr, does that produce color?
Hmm, so Michael had you reset it, we've confirmed it's on YPbPr, do you see another setting on your PS2 that tells it to output composite (YPbPr) or component (RGB)?
Turn on the system with nothing in the tray so it will load into the dashboard. Look in your settings for a factory reset. He gave you the buttons to get there, which are DOWN and then X. Hit DOWN, DOWN, DOWN then X then LEFT then X again. Watch the screen, it's not a secret code, it's how to navigate the setup menu to the reset.
Let me open the question back up. I have a house call this morning, but if you haven't been helped by the time I return, I'll pick it back up.
Hi. The first thing i do when i get a used console is to open it and clean all the dust. Dust can contain a lot of carbon that can conduct between component and also reduce the air flow of the fan (over heat can cause weird behavior). It is possible that at the store, humidity and heat and the dust positioning inside the console was different. The PS2 was really a console prone to dust, make sure it is very clean and that the fan operate well and retry.