Finally got the M2 installed and now makes a clicking noise when I put an original PS2 game in the console. The screen does not change (but at least got it to browser screen). I read that the laser could be dirty, but it is only 1 month old and just played a game earlier in the day before modding the PS2.
On a side note I could not get it into standyby mode either. Maybe I am missing something on this, but could do it before mod. Do I just press the reset button to go to standby, or need to hold it down for like 6 seconds? I tried both, but niether worked.