Soon after I installed my modchip in my v7, I was getting the clicking noise. So I decided to clean my laser lens. But it didn't solve the problem and it just got worse. Now the ps2 keeps giving me the "disc read error." It won't read dvds but it reads cds fine. Actually, at first when the ps2 is cool, it reads dvds too but like 2 mins. later after it begins to warm up, the laser doesn't seem to be able to read the disc anymore. The disc tray does eject and the disc spins normally when powered on. I have tried adjusting the laser via the white cog and the potentiometers but I've had no luck.
What do you think the problem is? The laser or the ba----fm chips?
If I buy a new laser, how do I prevent the new one from burning out?