Wow, that's a lot of posts. Srry i haven't posted at all, i didn't think so much would happen in 24 hrs. Ok, so first of all, I have only ever used my method for PSX backups. Rev1 apparently got it to work for CD based PS2 backups. I said that i think that it should work for dvd based psx backups, but no one had tested that yet. If u have done the tape and tissue mod, booting psx backups is easy. Boot with an original. After the swirling cloud screen fades out, open the cover. Swap discs and close the cover. PSX Screen should appear and backup should load. NOTE: You can actually leave the brake as is, cuz it comes in handy for this. When the cover is open, the brake will kick in and slow the disc down. It will not stop it, but it will slow it down to the point where the ps2 cannot read from it. This gives u all the time u need to swap discs. I like using the tape and tissue thing over that other swaping method i mentioned because it is soooo much easier. Yes, when i first tried the other method, i too wished i had 3 hands. I did not post that as a permenent solution, i just offered it as a test. I figured that u'd want test the swap method b4 opening your ps2 and voiding the warrenty. I'd help with all these issues of the mysterious gray rectangle, but as i said in the begining, when i worked on this, it was on my friends ps2 slimline (i don't have a ps2 of my own... tho i want to get one soon). I don't have my friends ps2 anymore, so until i get my own I can't really help with anything new. I'm sorry if u voided your ps2's warrenty for nothing Eugene482, but you should at least be able to play psx backups on it now (even if that was not your original plan). In an earlier post, back on page 1, I mentioned a good website to get roms from (including psx iso's). Remember tho, roms are illegal unless u own a copy of the original game.