Ok...I have been trying to figure out what the hell is going on and I think I narrowed it down. Here is what I have: I have a Magic 3.6 w/ chip clip. I installed it and it seems to work ok.. I can play some of my PS One backups but not all of them. I tried to burn a PS2 backup that is CD and another of DVD format using Easy CD Creator 5, Easy Cd Creator 6, Clone CD, & Alcohol 120. None of them work. But if I burn a PS One game with ECDC 5 or 6 it will work fine. So to narrow down my issue to see if it is my fault burning the discs or if it is my PS2 I bought a backup off a website and they guarantee it to work and had tested it. I got it and of course it did not work. I am using the booting methods described by pressing reset from stand by, and I also tried holding reset down until the blue eject light comes on and it still did not work. So here is what I need to know. Do I need to adjust the laser or is there a connection on the motherboard that is specifically used to control the PS2 games? I heard something about the "W" connection and that you should use the alternate for that point. Do I need to also make the ground wire thicker & shorter as some threads suggest? I am at my wit's end here... please help..