I have just joined this forum and need some pointers.
I'm from Australia and have one of the very first PS2 that was released here (V1 i think).
I'm planning to mod it with a DMS3 chip. Does anyone know if this very early unit will have problems reading dvd-r or even cd-r?
If I trash this unit while modding, i'll just go and get a pre-modded one. :p
It is extremely likely that you will need a new laser. If you don't want to deal with buying a new laser and having it installed, just buy a new ps2 and sell your old one.