Hi all, I'm not sure this is the right board for this but I couldn't find a better place with as active a user group, please any help would be great. I've had this Slim PSTWO SCHP-70012 for over 2.5 years now and it's always worked flawlessly, it was my main DVD player as well. Well all of a sudden a couple days ago it will not read ANY disc now. At first I thought it was not spinning the discs as I seem to remember it being louder when it does so and seem to recall that upon openning it it was still spinning. I know it has a brake but I recall seeing it moving and stop pretty quickly (instead of being totally stopped when I open it like now). I know it's moving though because the disk is in another position. I've tried cleaning the lens but beyond that I've found no other guide on the PSTWO. Strangely enough I do NOT get the "Disc Read Error". Upon starting the PS2 with a disc, it will think for 10-20 secs and then dump me to the browser (or rather the openning screen before that). If I go into the browser it will sense a disc and try to read it, saying "Reading disc...", BUT it will never leave this screen. I have left it like this for 30 mins and it never tells me disc read error, just stays on that reading screen. Even more strangly (which I think is the best clue) is that I cannot turn the unit off. If I hold power for 5 secs (to turn off instead of reboot) and let go, nothing happens. Then if I open the disc tray it will turn off the unit when the tray opens. I can wait as long as I want before pressing the open button, but as long as I tried to turn it off before hand, it will shut the unit off when the tray is openned. Can anyone with more PS2 hardware experience make a suggestion? I don't think it's my lens, I'm thinking it's the drive motor, are there any tests I can do with a multimeter to check what's going on? Is it worth just calling Sony or will they charge and exhorbitant amount to fix it? I'm an engineer so I'd prefer to play and make this work myself but I'm quite at a loss and just want to play my games. Thanks for all your help!