I've had a ps2 slim since 1½ years back (december 2005). I also got it modded with a DMS4 Lite (i think,maybe pro). I've burned many games and i've bought quite a few aswell. I haven't been very into the specifics and stuff but recently i've found out that the ps2 can stop to work if you use burned games, (the lens). I have a few questions. What is the best way to make your lens last as long as possible? i assume with even real games (store bought) the laser will eventually quit, but how much different is it with burned games? will it die twice as fast or something? How do you notice id the lens is bad, or starting to get bad? I'm using Philips DVD+R/RW and so far i've had a couple of problems, i don't know if it's the machine, the chip, the media, the game or the program i use. I use mostly DVD-Decrypter and CloneDVD. The problems i've had is that the game disc us "unable to read", "please insert PS2/PS1 Disc" and that the screen is all black, but it was quite a while since i've had any of those problems. Anyway since i found out that the lens can die quicker i've mainly played original games, if anyone can enlighten me i would very much appreciate it!