Been having a couple PS2 issues lately... and man do they suck.
Issue the First: My slim PS2 (model 70012) decided it wanted to not work anymore. I turn it on, the light turns green... then back to red. WTF. I've looked into it online and the only thing remotely useful anyone could say was "get a new one". Is there any other way around this?
Issue the Second: A friend of mine gave me his old PS2, (model 35001) and thankfully, it has no issue reading dual layered games. I popped Rogue Galaxy in and it loaded up just fine. Ditto with a PSOne game. However I tried Tekken Tag Tournament, a CD based game, and it came up as "No Data" instead of "Disc Read Error", thankfully. I found that if I reset the system a few times, it would finally load. It's pretty annoying if I wanted to play a CD based game. Again, I looked online and surprisingly few people were any help. Something about applying TAPE to the disc, but there's no way in hell I'm doing that to my games!
So a slim PS2 can EASILY be gotten at any Gamestop for like $40... is it more trouble than it's worth to fix?