Silly question - unplugging PS2 slim after each usage

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#1 rwallacefan
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This is just a silly question I have about the PS2 slim, since I unplug mine after I am done using it.

Is this considered harmful to unplug the PS2 after each uage? I've done this each day I play it from the time I bought the system 3 years ago. I'm just curious if what I'm doing is wrong or can potentially damage the PS2.

Anyone know?

Thanks :)

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#2 MonkeySpot
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I wouldn't think so, as long as you power it off correctly, THEN unplug it.

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#3 Dudersaper
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I do that too.
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It doesn't hurt, but it doesn't really help anything either.

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#5 Spinnerweb
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I turn off the switch after I'm finished playing it, so yeah, I do unplug it as well. And it's never damaged the system. In fact, I think it's a good thing - it doesn't drain power when it's not being used.
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I switch everyone of my systems off at the wall every night to avoid the glow of their LED lights, and not a single one seems to have a problem.
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#7 hurriflash
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i do this operatione everytime as well

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#8 rwallacefan
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Thanks everyone :)
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#9 Ricardomz
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It doesn't hurt, but it doesn't really help anything either.

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Indeed, the energy you save with the console plugged in in comparison to the console unplugged is very little.

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I turn off the switch after I'm finished playing it, so yeah, I do unplug it as well. And it's never damaged the system. In fact, I think it's a good thing - it doesn't drain power when it's not being used.Spinnerweb
There's an off switch on the slim?
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#11 Shadowchronicle
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[QUOTE="Spinnerweb"]I turn off the switch after I'm finished playing it, so yeah, I do unplug it as well. And it's never damaged the system. In fact, I think it's a good thing - it doesn't drain power when it's not being used.Trail_Mix
There's an off switch on the slim?

I'm thinking spinner is speaking for the original PS2. I also flip the switch off in the back of mine and I've had the original since the year it was released.
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#12 Trail_Mix
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[QUOTE="Trail_Mix"][QUOTE="Spinnerweb"]I turn off the switch after I'm finished playing it, so yeah, I do unplug it as well. And it's never damaged the system. In fact, I think it's a good thing - it doesn't drain power when it's not being used.shadowchronicle
There's an off switch on the slim?

I'm thinking spinner is speaking for the original PS2. I also flip the switch off in the back of mine and I've had the original since the year it was released.

I was just curious because for the longest time I didn't know how to turn off my slim PS2. I thought I was just missing something. So instead I would just unplug it, but it didn't seem right at the time.
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#13 Spinnerweb
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[QUOTE="Trail_Mix"][QUOTE="shadowchronicle"][QUOTE="Trail_Mix"] There's an off switch on the slim?

I'm thinking spinner is speaking for the original PS2. I also flip the switch off in the back of mine and I've had the original since the year it was released.

I was just curious because for the longest time I didn't know how to turn off my slim PS2. I thought I was just missing something. So instead I would just unplug it, but it didn't seem right at the time.

No, I mean the switch that I plug the power cord into. I have a slim PS2, and it doesn't have a power switch that fully turns it on or off, just the button used to power it up. (The one that glows red when it's off, if I'm not being patronizing). The switch I turn off looks slightly like this :P  Again, sorry if I'm being patronizing.
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#14 Arachnos
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I'm unplugging mine too. The only thing that can go wrong is damaging the socket by constantly harassing it.
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#15 Blueresident87
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It doesn't hurt anything, but why would you do that? There is no benefit, 'saving electricity' would be so minimal

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#16 penpusher
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It doesn't hurt anything, but why would you do that? There is no benefit, 'saving electricity' would be so minimal

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He might just not like the LED light. I find that they bug me at night when I'm trying to sleep.
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#17 rwallacefan
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[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

It doesn't hurt anything, but why would you do that? There is no benefit, 'saving electricity' would be so minimal

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He might just not like the LED light. I find that they bug me at night when I'm trying to sleep.

That's exactly it :)
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#18 dbtbandit67
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This is just a silly question I have about the PS2 slim, since I unplug mine after I am done using it.

Is this considered harmful to unplug the PS2 after each uage? I've done this each day I play it from the time I bought the system 3 years ago. I'm just curious if what I'm doing is wrong or can potentially damage the PS2.

Anyone know?

Thanks :)

rwallacefan
No, it doesn't hurt. Doesn't help either. All it would do is reset the system's internal clock.
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#19 Blueresident87
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[QUOTE="penpusher"][QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

It doesn't hurt anything, but why would you do that? There is no benefit, 'saving electricity' would be so minimal

rwallacefan

He might just not like the LED light. I find that they bug me at night when I'm trying to sleep.

That's exactly it :)

Huh, I must admit I never thought of that, I still have my brick-style PS2 that has the master switch on the back.