Hello everyone, My PS2 has problems and I wish to seek your opinions on the matter. For the past month or so my PS2 has had problems when first switched on after a long time being off. What happens is I switch it on, insert the disk, close the tray and then as the disc attempts to load there is an uncomforably loud grinding/scratching noise, but it is not the disc being scratched at all (my first instinct). After about 30secs of struggling to read the game and making this noise, I press reset and then it will then boot fine (ive been playing San Andreas all the time recently), it will then play it non-stop all day quietly and not a disc read error in sight. Now I am thinking that I need a new one of these: http://www.whitedog.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3_64&products_id=419 My PS2 is a V5/6 and about 2yrs old so I am thinking it is very likely this thing that is playing up, but before ordering I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem with their PS2 and what they did to fix it? or maybe just confirm my suspicions. Summary: > Switch it on first time each day. > Dodgy sounds for about 30secs and sometimes not read the game (sometimes does but still noisy for a few secs). > A few resets later it works like a champ all day. Advice much appreciated. Thanks for your time.