iPhone and PS2 problem

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  1. BahaaZ macrumors newbie

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    I have this playstation 2, and I am trying to charge my iPhone 4 by plugging it into the Playstation 2 usb port. But it does not charge. For some strange reason though, when the iPhone's battery is dead and I plug it into the PS2, it charges fine, and when the iPhone boots up, it stops charging from the PS2.

    How can I charge my phone with the PS2?
     
  2. Molecule macrumors regular

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    Have you tried turning the phone off before plugging it into the Playstation?Also, why can't you just plug it into a computer (or wall socket) like most people?


    P.S. I didn't think anyone still owned a PS2...
     
  3. motoleo, Feb 18, 2012
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU iPad OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You may think it's charging, but it's probably not. The PS2 can't provide enough power to charge an iPhone.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    You are going to need to upgrade your charger. I'd recommend a PS3. Lol

    On a serious note I was on a trip and was limited to one car cigarette socket. I found if I plugged my iPhone into my tablets usb it charged so I plugged the tablet into the car. So yes everyone there are more expensive ways to charge the iPhone lol.
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I still have my old PS2 after I upgraded to an Xbox 360 ages ago. I also still keep around my N64 for those days I feel like playing old school games.
     
  6. thenerdal macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if srs. PS2=best selling console of all time.
     
  7. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    True. I like the PS2 better design wise. The PS3 is slower than I expected it to be.
     
  8. BahaaZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information, I thought I could make use of my old PS2 that was lying around.


    This thread may be closed.
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Considering it's the best-selling gaming console of all time and is still being sold new in stores, it's really not that surprising at all. I'm more surprised by the fact that is can charge the iPhone at all in any state. Also, why wouldn't you charge it off the PS2 if it's a viable choice? So you can have more gadgets and chargers in the same room than the next guy?

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    In what sense? I love my PS2, but I have greatly enjoyed my PS3, the number of hours in Uncharted/Multiplayer alone make it worth the purchase. Not trying to get in a console war, just curious what about it you found slow.
     
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    But Why??? Why wouldn't you get a wall jack, plug the USB into it, and then plug it into the wall? I can't even begin to comprehend why, for the love of God would you keep an old PS2 around for the sole purpose of charging your iPhone?? :confused::confused:
     
  11. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    It takes an outrageously long time to download games. I was shocked to find that you can only download one game at a time pretty much. On our broadband connection- we have the fastest Internet in the country. There was some nerd raging going on. All the installing, and Playstation Home is nothing but a loading screen pretty much. How long has it been in beta?

    I used to like Playstation, but now I'm leaning towards getting an XBOX.
     
  12. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Can you guys PLEASE Just let this thread drift off to the wasteland. :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
    Op got his answer
     
  13. jon1987 macrumors regular

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    My luck is in, I'm glad I stumbled along this thread. I was just about to throw out my 40 inch LCD tv (cracked screen).

    But hey hey, it's got two USB ports on the back. That's what I call a nifty iPad/iPhone combo charger :D
     
  14. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    I'd double check your connection. Of the few games I've downloaded they capped my second tier docsis 2.0 cable connection out (~40 mbps, ISP offers uncapped docsis 3.0 with speeds 120mbps+ but not in my area). Didn't take long to download at all.

    And I doubt you have the fastest internet connection in the country, unless you're paying thousands a month for it.
     
  15. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    You certainly do not have the fastest internet in the country.
     
  16. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    A poor connection wouldn't explain all the other loading that the PS3 does. And just the general slowness of the system itself. Kinect vs. Move is just incomparable I think.

    But as far as the general consumer is concerned, the downloads are slow.

    I check my connection all the time, once, Facebook took 0.127 seconds to load, which is entirely too long, but that was just on one occasion. Any game that takes longer than 5 minutes to download is just too long. Much less leaving your PS3 on overnight trying to get 20GB of games downloaded before morning.
     
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  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    (shrugs) go for it, though I would find double-paying for services, inherently faulty hardware and overpriced accessories more annoying that not being able to download multiple games at the same time (which I'm not sure has ever been an issue for me). Also, bragging about your "fast" internet speed doesn't really do a lot for your argument.
     
  19. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know...that Kinect is pretty promising...the Move isn't as accurate as the Wii :shocked:

    How am I bragging? Internet speeds over 100+ MB/s are considered better than most. While the national average is A- (80%), I get A+ (92%)
     
  20. BahaaZ, Feb 23, 2012
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  21. BahaaZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I lost my the usb Wall charger that came with my iPhone, so I was looking for a way to temporarily charge my iPhone without a PC. Also, I do not just turn on my PS2 for charging my iPhone, I also game on it occasionally when the PC's I have at home are occupied. I just thought I could simply plug in my iPhone and let it charge while I game, but I guess that isn't the case.
     
  22. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    I doubt you have a 100 MB/s+ connection. 100+ MB/s is better than all, and pretty much impossible to get. You'd have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment just to make use of internet that fast.

    Say the average game is 25GB, on the average uncapped Docsis 3.0 connection (4/4) you should see speeds around 150mbps if all is good. So a 25GB game would take ~30 minutes to download. Those speeds are rare in most areas for a home connection. And if you aren't using an illegally hacked modem to achieve them you're paying an absurd amount.

    My PS3 will use up all my bandwidth when downloading games. It all depends on how loaded their servers are too.

    Try downloading games at different times, maybe not as many players will be on. I always downloaded between 10:00-11:00 PM EST. Or just be more patient.
     

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