Man .... PS2 can only read MODE2-XA discs !!!! Mode 1 discs won't work.
IT WILL REFUSE TO READ CDS burn in mode1 (PC CD-Roms are mode1)
When burning discs for PS2 make sure to burn on the right format.
CD: Mode2-XA ISO/Joilet. No, the PS2 is NOT joilet compatible, but since joilet
has ISO 9660 names under it, the PS2 will eat it.
DVD: ISO/UDF (Same kind of filesystem used on DVD video discs) Most windoze burning programs will be able to create ISO/Joilet DVDs that will only read on other windows PCs or MAC. These won't work on the PS2 too.
Other important thing is burn the discs at the slowest speed possible for sake of having the strongest laser signal return possible so the PS2 doesn't have to overpower the laser to read the disc.
Nero is capable of creating CD discs on MODE2-XA and DVD discs on ISO/UDF formats. Just need to thinker abit with it's menus.
I hope this information is useful for you. Regards
P.S.: If you're having issues with game backups also then you have hardware problems as games aways have the right filesystem (as long they were not hacked/rebuilt) I heard a lot of complaints of MI users about media compatibility and low boot rates with the lattest batch of slimline PS2s.
SCPH-10000_GH-001 SCPH-15000_GH-003 SCPH-18000_GH-008 SCPH-30001_GH-005 SCPH-30000_GH-016(V4) SCPH-30001_GH-010(V4)
2xSCPH-10190, 2xSCPH-10350, 2xSCPH-10280
"**** j0 hackers!"
-Sjeep (As seen on TOXIC OS ELF...)