Getting started

PS2

Play a Game, DVD or CD

Now you've got your PlayStation 2, find out how to start having fun.

1. Turn your PlayStation 2 on by using the MAIN POWER switch at the back of the console.
Switch from 0 to 1.
2. The standby/RESET button at the front of your PS2 will light up red to indicate that you have set the console to 'standby mode'.
3. Press the standby/RESET button at the front of your PS2.
The button will light up green and a start-up screen will appear on your TV.
4. Plug the Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK®2) into the port at the front of your PS2.
5. To insert a disc, press the Open button at the front of the console, and place the disc on the tray with the label-side facing up.
Close the tray by pressing the Open button again. Follow the onscreen prompts to continue.

Getting started

Get the best audio from your PS2

Find out how to set up your PlayStation 2 at home for the best possible listening experience.


Get the best picture on your TV

Find out how to set up your PlayStation 2 at home for the best possible viewing experience.


Play a Game, DVD or CD


Connect to your TV

Get the most from your PlayStation 2 by using the correct cables to suit your particular TV.

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Grief Reporting

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Help & Support and contact information

Help & Support and contact information

Here you can find contact details for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and solutions to any problems you're experiencing with any of our products.

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