The figure is backed up when you calculate SINa over SINb X V1 over V2........................ ish! :lol:
Originally posted by charlie_ps2
I've written about this numerous times and there's stuff posted about this in the FAQ/Guides section.
Bottom line is this - in my opinion:
When a disk is in the drive, the laser (not Lazer) is always ON, whether or not you are playing the game.
Question: When you are not reading a book, is the electric light bulb still burning? Does the electric light bulb have a finite life?
I did a quick calculation - fag packet job - I reckoned that if you had a bad-ish disk and everything took 5% longer then you would shorten laser life by 5% if you switched off when you've finished and you don't leave the disk in doing nothing.
Now if you play 2 hours a day, laser life in hours will be the same as if you play 10 hours a day - ish. But you'll have more days.
Wisdom is (opinion only) that, say 4 hours a day 5 days a week might give you 18 months - 2 years. Yet others will say that 4 years is too long (2 hours per day) - that hasn't been tested yet.
Also, as hol0point implies, the earlier PS2s have weaker lasers or cicuitry that lowers laser life.
Hope that helps.