Well, I finally got a chip installed in my PS2 and now the damn thing is skipping on backups. Retail games work fine. Does this mean my burner is going bad? I'm using Taiyo Yuden DVD-R's, white label, burning at 2x with Alcohol on an NEC 3550A. Any help would be appreciated.
Try burning them on half speed on a different burner. (recommend Pioneer or LG)
If that doesn't work then you DVD pot on your laser needs some slight tweaking. It is known for lasers in old model ps2's to read original game DVD media and not burnt dvd media because the lasers just weren't meant to read burnt media so its not uncommon you have this problem. BTW are you sure you have genuine TY DVD's?