There was that one thread about people's PS2's not being able to read games anymore... Mine suffered a similar fate... Until tonight... Viv found these two sites for me... I opened mine up, did the simple correction, and VIOLA!!! Games are now back online!!! Here are the links: http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars/2 And here: http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/ps2repair/3.shtml There might be a slight difference in opening up your PS2... Mine was different from the ones displayed on those two sites... I didn't have to take off the bottom cover... I just unscrewed it, flipped it over and took off the top... BUT BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU DO!!! There is a thin silver strip that connects the main part of the machine to the on/off button and tray eject on the top lid... SO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE TOP LID!!! Other than that, the process is REALLY simple... Just follow the directions and your PS2 should be back on track!!! Good luck!!!