Just got one today and all games boot fine with it. The only problem I noticed was that whenever I use DVD-Rs with it, I can hear the disc whirling away constantly. I don't get this sound if I use proper retail games. So is this normal? Or should I go for a certain brand of DVD-R? The PS2 model I'm using is a SCPH-50003, which is the non-slim version of the PS2.