ok i dont know whats the problem with these new ps2s... i have 3 brand new systems here and they are all having problems playing dvd-r right out of the box. i have several backups all on high quality media (ritek, mitsui, maxell etc.) and i tested it using swap magic 3.3.
the backups all load and play fine at first, but a couple seconds into every game the lasers on all 3 pstwos show the same problems... it would struggle really hard and make loud noises and take very long to load, skipping and eventually just stop loading, but the disc would keep spinning however no laser activity
all the dvd-rs work fine on my v1/v4/v10 ps2, so its nothing related to the dvd-rs
it seems that the pstwo lasers are really weak, at least the 3 that i have... i think i could adjust the pots and make dvd intensity higher for it to read better... but i rather not open it and break the warranty for now.
maybe sony purposely set the laser settings to a point where it would have difficultly reading dvd-rs(backups).... i dont know
the other thing that stumps me is the fact that others dont seem to be having this problem.... those using swap mod and those with matrix/crystal/magic...
any suggestions or recommendations are appreiciated, thanks