I have a V5/V6 (SCPH-30003R) PAL console. I borrowed Swap Magic DVD 2.0 from a friend to play a backup of Spy vs Spy. I inserted Swap Magic DVD 2.0 once I had turned the console on. I swapped using the Slide Tool and inserted the backup of Spy vs Spy. I pressed :x: and waited for the game to load. In a matter of seconds it brought up the red border which means that the backup does not work. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Whilst it brought that up, I smelled a fire like smell coming from the console. I had a feeling that something had gone wrong with one of the components inside. I restarted the console and inserted a DVD based game, and it did not boot up. I did the same with a CD based game and same problem occurs. All it says is "Reading Disc" and does not stop. The next day I tried to boot up the media again to see if it was just the console not working before as it might have overheated. CD based games worked until after the Playstation 2 logo when it brings up the loading screen of a game and it then apparently stops. The laser trys to speed up to read the disc, but just makes strange noises, but no clicking noise. DVD based games just bring up "Disc Read Error".
I have yet to open the console to have a look at the problem. The main problem is that is Swap Magic meant to make your laser die out on your first go at using it? As I have a feeling the laser has gone. All media used to work perfectly before I used Swap Magic. Now I'm regretting using it and even borrowing it in the first place.
If anyone has had any experience before like this, then please do post here and mention if you have resolved it and how.
Thank you in advance for any advice given.