Hi all, new here please be gentle. I have a problem with my kids v9 ps2. Had a mod chip put in it, worked fine for a month then started getting disc read errors. Sent back to repairer and after 5 weeks got it back with another laser fitted. Worked fine for about 6 weeks and same thing happened. Question is what should i do, replace the laser again or give up on it and buy a brand new slim version. I am leaning towards the new one as i would also like to fit a hard drive and it is getting hard / expensive to get the v9 adaptor. What are the flip top covers and swap magic discs like? Are they as good as a mod chip? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Ron.