Ok, here's the situation. I decided around Christmas I was going to get Swap Magic and start backing up games. I played my first back-up about 4 to 5 times and it worked great. When I decided to play an original game my PS2 was wack! Loading times were terriable! The game was GTA: SA and when I would go to my map it would take over 30 seconds to load it. I thought well GTA is a very big game so it must be because of that(thinking my laser was getting a little weak). About a week of this I decide to back-up another game Call of Duty. I load it up and start playing the fist mission. If you played it you can recall being on the boat and your commander talking to you. Well, the sound was slow, very slow! While waiting in line to get my mag. the commander was just now saying what he would have originally said while I was still on the boat. For example, say there's a guy getting ready to shoot a guy. Well, when I hear the gun shot from my TV the guy would already be lying on the ground bleeding! What happens is while in a cut scene the sound goes away my PS2 spins the disc fast(you know the sound of the disc spinning faster) then I can hear it load(standard loading noise, just a bit more noisy) but the video is still playing like it should but I can't hear anything but my PS2 trying to load. Then a few seconds later the sound comes back in. And then out again after about 30 seconds of cut scene. For example, if there is subtitles in the game. When it starts everything is fine then the fast spinning and all that comes in but the subtitles keep popping up then the sound comes in and the subs are way ahead of the sound. When the cut scene is almost over I am still hear what I should have heard during the middle of the cut scene. Has anyone had this problem? Or, does anyone know what is the friggin' problem? I tried to explain it the best I could, sorry if I confused anyone during this time. Edit: This happens with EVERY game I play! Also, I have taken it apart and painted it but I had no problems before I started playing back-ups. I've cleaned everything, by hand! The laser with alcohol, every nook and cranny with alcohol and a q-tip.