Thanks for taking the time to check out my post. I've searched high and low about this issue, and I've come up blank. Okay, I'm running a 30001, v1, gh-005 w/ Ubicom Magic 3.1 (shouldn't make a difference as the code's what makes the chip anyway) Problem is: ps2 blue bottoms, CD-R backups, and DVDs (games and movies) ALL WORK FINE...but PSone games don't. However, the PSone games DO in fact boot without hesitation...but what happens is there's an un-healthy grinding sound after booting, and throughout the game when it loads. This disappears when I hold reset, and boot with the chip disabled. As you can imagine, I try not to boot many PSone games as it might be damaging my lens...so it's hard to test too much. This problem is driving me nuts, and has me quite frustrated at the moment. Please help, any info's appreciated. Thanks.