Just picked up a flip top and SM 3.6 for my ver.1 PS2. Installed just fine, and the flip top seems to work great (I think). However, I can only occasionally get SM to load. When it does, I put my Ritek backups in and they load the first time every time, so I know there's no issues with the laser or the hardware. However, when I put the SM disc in the flip top, turn the power on, and hit reset to start, most times it'll automatically take me to the media screen - where I can load either memory cards or the ps2 disc. Unfortunately, when I click X to load the ps2 disc (SM disc), it thinks for a second and then brings me right back into the media select screen. I try repeatedly and it won't actually load the SM disc. After shutting down a few times and resetting, it'll eventually load the SM disc, but this is unacceptable. Do I have a bad SM disc? I noticed it has these "rings" on the read side of the disc. They look like breaks in the data pressing or something, are those normal? I assumed they were. The disc quality looks very poor, but then I know this isn't an officially licensed Sony product here. Note: I also noticed that one time I tried to load it with the disc catching the side of the tray and not seating entirely on the spindle. Since then every time I make sure to completely seat the disc on the spindle when loading it, so that's not the issue. Any suggestions? Maybe a defective disc? Am I loading it right?