I own a v4 playstation 2 and I had a Magic 3.1 mod chip installed in it last February (2003). I use a sony dru-500a dvd+/-r recorder, and Sonic Record Now to backup my ps2 games. The modded ps2 worked absolutely fine with my backup copies for months, but lately i noticed when i go to play the backup copies, it takes me a good 20 resets and fiddling around with it to get a game to start. Most of the time the screen screen just goes black for a while and says unable to read disc, and sometimes it brings up the red "insert a playstation or ps2 disc" screen. It's getting pretty frustrating, and i was wondering if i need to have a new modchip installed? or should i just purchase a whole new pre-modded ps2?