My ps2 has been semi-functional for over 2 weeks now. It will read cd/ps1/indigo ps2 disks but not the silver ps2 disks. The warranty seal has never been broken. Ps2 version 12 scph70012 about 2 1/2 years old (I know the lasers die easily in that model) Basically I want to know if these are the exact symptoms of a dying laser. I’ve seen threads where people replace the laser and the problem isn't solved or becomes worse. Am I better of paying Sony to repair it, or can I buy a newer version laser and fix it myself for less money. Any links to guides or advice on what route to take would be appreciated thanks.