Ok.. I bought a premod ps2 in taiwan in 2000. It had an apple modchip on it. Because it doesn't load 100% of the time, i decided to open it to check if some of the point need to re-solder. Anyways, i took apart the ps2 and any point looked pretty clean to me. I did resolder a point or 2 to make it look nicer. When i put it back together it would not work.
The ps2 bootsup and everything but it won't read originals or dvd movies or even ps1 games. The dvd drive does make weird noises. You can hear 3 level of sounds. It would read for 2 seconds, and then i guess it would try to rread it by spining faster thus the different intensity of the sounds.
ANyways I do remember that sometimes when im playing games on cd-r it would make scratching sounds. Really really bad scratching sound. It was actually one game, i reburned it onto a different type of disc which fixed it.
So.. is my ps2 broken? My dvd drive still spins, i am guessing the laser needs to be replaced? please help. thanks BTW i opened up my dvd drive too, and i can see the red laser moving.