Finally decided to dig my old PS2 out the cupboard and get the modchip I had installed ages ago up and running... The PS2 is an old V4 and the modchip is a Matrix Infinity homebrew which was installed with extra long wires for some reason!!! So re-routed all the wires, re-assembled the PS2 and flashed the firmware to the latest, all A-OK... Burnt a copy of FFXII to a Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R at 4x using Nero 7... And the disk just spins and spins then gives a disc read error!!! I assume that being able to flash the firmware means the chip is now all installed properly, so i've either got a laser or media problem??? Think i've got 3 options here: 1) Gotta confirm that the burn/media is not the problem, but seeing as using top of the range media, am I burning correctly? 2) Replace the laser, should be fairly easy, done a few XBOX lasers. But how long would a new laser last with backups? 3) Go down the HDD route. I know I need the Network adapter and a HDD, but anyone know any good guides? Or if i'm wrong anywhere, could someone point me in the right direction?