My little bro's PS2 reads all DVD-Roms (Black backs) perfectly, but when he puts in a CD-Rom (Blue Back) the CD spins and makes an awful grinding/whirring noise and does not boot. I don't get a disc read error, it just spins and spins.
I have tried multiple blue tint games, they ALL do the same thing. The console is a v5/v6, never cracked open. I cleaned the laser with a cleaning CD, to no avail.
I suspect it could be a laser issue. What do you guys think?