The USB ports on the front panel of a PlayStation 2 are used to connect peripheral accessories to the console to enhance its functionality. Just like with a computer, hard drives can be attached to a PlayStation to save game data. They can also be used to connect special controllers, headsets, webcams, and even a keyboard and mouse, which effectively permits converting a non-slim PlayStation 2 into a Linux computer.Know More
Some PlayStation 2 games include USB accessories, such as a buzzer for the game Buzz! and microphones for Singstar and Harmonix Rock Band. Both these accessories come in wired and wireless versions, and both connect to the system via USB. Another popular USB accessory is the EyeToy, which allows players to record videos and take pictures, letting them put their photo in a character model's face. There is also the Dance Dance Revolution dance mat, which has a USB and controller port version.
Even though the USB ports are supposed to be used exclusively with PlayStation 2 accessories, they have been successfully used with other accessories not designed by Sony.
As the PlayStation 2 has been mostly replaced by its successors, the PlayStation 3 and 4 as of 2014, development of new accessories has been declining steadily.Learn more about Gaming Consoles
When a Sony Playstation presents the message, Please insert PlayStation 2 format disc, it means that either no disc is in the disc drive of the console or that the console is unable to recognize the disc that is in the disc drive. If there is a PlayStation 2 or Playstation disc in the drive but the console still does not recognize it, then the console may need to be repaired.Full Answer >
To install Yellow Dog Linux, format the hard drive of the PlayStation 3 to accept the operating system, and insert the Yellow Dog Linux DVD. Configure the Yellow Dog Linux operating system once it boots up.Full Answer >
A PlayStation 2 game disc can be adequately cleaned without a commercially available disc cleaner by using rubbing alcohol or window cleaner solution, a soft cloth, and cotton swabs. Dirty PlayStation game discs can affect the performance of the game and might cause skips and freezes while playing.Full Answer >
An NTSC game for PlayStation 2 does not work on a PAL-formatted PlayStation 2. NTSC and PAL are separate formats and are incompatible with one another.Full Answer >