Looks like the quality controls at Sony have not been up to scratch in 2004. They have found a fault in power supply units manufactured between August and December 2004. Of the 2.3 million units sold thy have had about 4 problems in the US and 4 in Europe/Asia. As we have 2 of these units in the house, its was better to check them out and have them replaced. I ordered one last week and it turned up within a few days, second one has now been ordered. Since they don’t need proof of purchase, what is to stop people ordering extra ones? Now thats an idea, would mean I could use a PS2 downstairs without having to remove the power supply unit from the wall each time (they are stuck to the wall with double sided tape).
For more details and to check if your Slimline Playstation 2 is affected then go visit www.ps2ac.com
Update 6/10/2005 – 2nd replacement power supply arrived.