How to Solve SOME of your Ps2 Media Problems
Well, since my ps2 was dropped by my idiot roommate, the dvd-rom probably isn't as stable as it was before. Some of the media just wouldn't read. After playing around with the white cog though, i managed to get some of my burned games to boot. But some others wouldn't.. So i made the decision to drill a whole through the top of my ps2, through the top of the cd-rom casing, and through the cd tray so i could have quick access to the white cog without having to open my ps2 everytime. And now, i can get everything to boot just by playing around a bit with that cog just by sticking an allan key through that hole. And i'm sure it'll be useful later on when my laser starts to wear out.
So yeah.. Drill a hole. easy access to white cog. Boots everything on cheap media.
Hope this helps someone.