I am not sure why?, but I have noticed with my PS2 lately, when i play a game, even original discs the laser seems to be offtrack? when reading, would it be out of sync or somthin??. Could it be tha laser?, I use Swapmagic 2.0 to play backups. The SM Cd version doesn't work well, and i'm woried if i do use it cause it makes a clicking back and forth sound a bit?!. Would there be any chance of damaging the laser by using the SM CD?. Is it Media?, I have used 2 different types of DVD media for my games, most are on TDK Dvd+R burned at 2x, and the rest of my games are on Ritek G04 DVD-R's. And i really can notice the difference!. With the Ritek's it reads them alot quiter and less sound missing. But the games i have on TDK DVD+R's some times sound skips alot, especcially with Jak3? hey does anyone know how to backup Jak3 without sound loss?. Cheers.