V15 77001 Laser Reading Issue
My friend has just recently been having some trouble playing DVD-R backups (using FMCB) on his slim PS2. The problem seems to occur primarily during normal load screens. The load times are significantly longer, and it sounds like the laser is searching the disc randomly.
We thought it might be a dust issue, so we blew through the vents with compressed air and it seemed to help a little bit. It's not really getting hot, and I'd assume that it's not a dust related issue.
All games have been successfully played before with no issues whatsoever. Does this sound like a failing laser? He doesn't particularly want to void the warranty, so if calling Sony or just trading it in for another would be a good measure, he's willing to do it.