i have a v7 ps2 and i have a problem with loading cd's i can play all my ps2 games flawlessly because they are on dvd. but i want to play the translated tales of phantasia and that is a psone game. now when i put the cd in the drive it revs up and makes a loud grinding and clicking noise. i dont get this with ps2 games or dvd's. it on a rare occasion will boot cd games and psone games. i know it is not my mod chip because i am a pro at soldering and it is a flawless install and i have had this problem before i put the chip in. the other thing that bothers me is one cd always loads flawlessly also and that is my action replay for ps2. the ar has no grinding noise but other ps2 cd games do. no the main question is should i replace the laser witch will run me about $45-60 or should i get a new motor drive for thingy that spins the cd/dvd $15-20. i think i should get the motor because i don't think its the laser making the noise.