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PS2 remote question

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by st00dent, 4 May 2006.

  1. st00dent


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 427

    My gf recently bought me a ps2 off ebay and I would like to get a remote control for it. I've had a look and a lot of the auctions say that the remotes only work on newer PS2 models.
    How can I find out if mine will be ok?
  2. NokkonWud


    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: Redcar

    Is yours small and thin (around the size of a DVD case?)

    If so, it's new.
  3. st00dent


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 427

    No, it's the older style.
    But the auctions I've looked at have quoted model numbers rather than just saying "new thinner models"
  4. Memphis


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,204

    Location: Inverness

    If your PS2 is either the new thin style, or has an IR window between the power and eject buttons, you can use those remotes.

    If you don't have the built-in IR, you need the original remotes that came with the plugin IR receiver.
  5. punky_munky


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    The later fat PS2s have built in IR sensors. I think they're the ones without an I-link and a small sensor under the power button. If it's an older one you'll need a remote that comes with a sensor that plugs into the controller port. :) hope this helps.

    -bah- too slow