Last Friday, I replaced the laser on my 30001R console, and everything was working fine over the weekend. I was able to play PS and PS2 games though I didn't try a DVD movie. Games booted right away.
Last night during play, DQ VIII starting skipping and then froze. I reset and got the dreaded DRE in the browser. As of this post, *No discs work* - DVD video, PS2 blue bottom, PS2 dvdrom, PS1, etc.
I wrote *no discs work* because on two occausions, I got a PS game to load though it was very choppy and a blue bottom PS2 game - both times, the discs took forever to load.
The laser is pulsing and I can tell the beam is striking the underside of the discs, but it's no longer reading any discs. Adjusting the angles on the laser arm and white gear didn't help any. Is this a sign of a defective laser? Has a new problem arised?
The worm screw drive appears to be working ok as the laser seeks.
This blows because I was right around the corner from installing fmcb, and now, I can't.