Seniorcelica wrote:Lol yup me again... no didn't try another burner but haven't done much burning. With it.
It won't really improve much to be honest but it's worth a shot. As Streetwalker already mentioned some games will put more stress on the disc drive by wanting to seek across large areas quickly and perform small reads, this can cause the laser to have to momentarily lose focus and then it can all go to crap from there.
That being said the XenoGC does have some read-retry functionality built in, if you're still getting read errors the medium/burner you're using is probably not that great. If it's always occurring at the same spot in a game I'd recommend making sure your game dumps are verified good dumps (check hashes against redump.org).
Your soldering would have nothing to do with it because the Xeno isn't even required once the drive code has been uploaded at boot time (unless if you open/close the lid and the drive resets itself), so even if you had an intermittent connection as long as it can patch the drive you're fine.