Alright, so I got a pre-modded PS2 (v12) like 2 years ago, and the laser died on me 5 times. Each time I would tweak the laser to get new life out of it. But on the 4th time it completely died. I got a laser replacement but that only lasted a couple months as well. (Yes I have the laser fix installed, and yes I only used the best media)I'm tired of this BS and I'm thinking of modding a new console. So I'm thinking a getting a brand new v16 (they're the newest right?) with a XenoPS modchip installed. Are the v16's lasers known to have problems? Is the XenoPS the best chip for a v16? Perhaps a Crystal chip would b better? Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I want to make sure I won't run into any more problems. I just want to play my games!!