Just want to ask you learned folk some questions. I’ve got a modified ps2 and recently I’ve been having a few issues with it. The dvdr games play fine, however cdr games have trouble playing. The ps2 makes a ticking noise when I put in a cdr, sometimes it kicks into life, other times it just makes a ticking noise and wheezes (you know the kind of noise that emanates from a disc spinning and stopping) without starting. I cleaned the cdr’s and the ps2 of dust (the outer casing with a vacuum that is, not technically savvy enough to open the beast), and all the games work now, however you can still tell the ps2 is working hard and it still ticks and wheezes before it kicks into life. I’ve think it’s only the dvd-rip’s on cdr which has the problem, I think the cd based games on cdr work fine without any weird noises. But I’m not too sure since I only have two cd-based games on cdr which I’ve tested – not enough sample to come up with a definitive judgement.