Over the past few days, my slim PS2 just quit reading games very well. Model # is SCPH-70001 and is modded with the Crystal Chip (approx. a year ago). It just recently started to have problems reading discs inthe middle of a game. It recognizes burned games well, but just takes forever to load them, if it loads at all, sometimes it quits trying. Is my laser going? Would this have anything to do with the chip? I haven't tried playing DVD movies or CDs yet, but it plays original games perfect still.
OK so I played a few of my burned games that I copied months back, and they play absolutely fine, seems to only be affecting the latest games I have burned. Any idea what could be causing this? I have burned each of these games at 1X as well.
Sounds like the laser emitter is dying out. Just replace the laser. Shouldn't be hard for you to do it yourself as there's no mechanical adjusts on the Slimline PS2.
It seems like it will start playing games fine, then it slowly starts to crap out on me. It will play ok, then loading times get longer, and it will hang on me for a few seconds, then take a poo. I had a feeling it was the laser.
Replaced the laser, works perfect now.
Thanks for the tip.