I bought a brand new premium in May 2007 and had it soft mod. It played backups and originals perfectly until the past couple of weeks. Errors are as follows: - It takes awhile to load the game especially with backups - it cannot detect the disc when inserting (just states open tray) - When inserting an original 360 game...a message pops out stating "please insert disc in an xbox 360 console" - During a game (upon successful loading) it will interrupt and say it cannot read the disc...please clean with soft cloth or restart console. Is it possible that I may need to reflash the drive or could it be that the laser is going bad? Oh BTW, I have a samsung drive. Quite the frustration...leaning towards on buying an Elite. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!