I am sooo tired of those cheap lasers burning out! I would like to know if anyone has tried to substitute a Slimline PS2 drive, using a PC disk drive with positive results. I am not sure if the PS2 disc check will still initiate or not, but it doesn't seem impossible to do. Although, now that I think about it, the firmware would likely have to be hacked, as I have no modchip. Any help would greatly be appreciated.