When I try to boot up some games I have from standby, with the game already in the console, it goes to the Browser/System Configuration menu. It stays there for like 10 secs then goes to the PS2 logo, instead of going directly to the PS2 logo. Also i can hear a whirring high pitched noise noise when i boot up the PS2, where it shows the cubes, then the noise stops shortly. This is when playing a fairly new copy of Tony Hawk 4 original. The PS2 is unmodded, its a V1. I can boot up a more scratched up original, like Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, normally without the ps2 going into the browser/system config screen. All games play fine though, no skips, or freezing. I have tried cleaning the laser lens with a Q-tip and alcohol, anything else you guys could recommend?
Arrrr...THPS 3 is a DVD-rom game...tis my experience that CD games are read differently by yon laser than DVD games. Ye may need to do a bit more cleaning...me thinks...