Prologue: Last night, played Tony Hawks Underground backup - everything fine, perfect even. Loads immediately, no problems.
Tonight: I put the disk in the drive, no loading. "Funny", I think to myself, so I try another disk. Nothing. I wait a while, 2 minutes. Still nothing. The PS2's drive won't even check to see if any disk is in it, after it has been closed. To test further, I put in an xbox demo disk. Same, nothing.
This has happened suddenly, completely out of the blue. I have had zero problems with my PS2 and the drive so far. I use only the best Ritek G04 disks for my backups, and also use the originals from time-to-time too.
Has something inside failed? There are no indications that something is wrong from the outside, nor when the PS2 is displaying its logo etc at the start. Has anyone else had this problem? It's really weird that it has not been touched since last night when it was working, to today, where it is not recognising that a disk is in its drive.
Oh yeh, my PS2 is a V.4 with a Messiah 2 Pro.
Thanks for any suggestions/answers.