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Old 05-25-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Has this happened to anyone? When I load a BD.... the ps3 tries to recognize it but fails every time. At first it wouldn't play some BD's but now it won't play any BD's AT ALL. It WILL quickly load and recognize dvd's though. I thought it may be a dirty lens but it loads dvd's so quickly. Does the ps3 use the same optics for both formats? I tried a complete restore and it didn't help. Anyone heard of this problem? Any help or info would be appreciated! It is out of warranty and I have a brand new unopened Sony S300 ready to take the ps3's spot but I am thinking of returning it due to the lack of the s300's HD audio output.
 
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Do you at least get audio? If so, there is a solution for that problem. You have to disable the 24Hrtz or something from the Display Settings.

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:56 AM   #3
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this just happend to a friend of mine who happens to be a 360 fanboy and he bought one b/c of the bd playback and i told him games were awesome on the ps3......yea i didnt hear the end of it "my 360 never died on me.....what a crap system".....the irony is that everyone elses 360 has died on them and their ps3 are working hard and good. anyway i think this is a firmware update flaw that causes the ps3 to do this, right now there are about 10-20 ps3's on ebay listed as broken and they all say "will not read bd's but will read dvd's". i wish i could explain why this is happening but i dont know. all i know is that sony said they would fix his free b/c he's only had it for 7 months (still under the 1yr factory warr.). the best i can figure is that the new firmware screwed up the bluray drivers.
 
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Do you at least get audio? If so, there is a solution for that problem. You have to disable the 24Hrtz or something from the Display Settings.
Huh? Did you even read my post?







Thanks Andy. It did happen shortly after I updated the firmware. Does anyone know if sony will help me......even though I took the cover off and voided the warranty(like a dumb ass!). I thought I might be able to clean it or something. Knowing sony and the *******s that they are......I'm screwed with a 5 month old machine.


Also, I figured the restore would roll back the firmware.....but it didn't. That's strange!!! Maybe Sony can walk me through it on the phone to fix it. Then they wouldn't know cover was removed. What do ya's think?

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Huh? Did you even read my post?
Come on, don't give me that man. Ofcourse I read it. I was just asking to make sure. But I got no solutions for you if it doesn't even play at all.

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Come on, don't give me that man. Ofcourse I read it. I was just asking to make sure. But I got no solutions for you if it doesn't even play at all.
Why did you ask me if it had sound when you read that it doesn't even RECOGNIZE the disc? Thanks for trying to help though.
 
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Can this be done? I restored my ps3 hoping to roll back firmware..... and no dice!!! Still has newest firmware. How is that possible after a restore/reformat?
 
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You're welcome. You're best bet though would be to clean the lens or send it to Sony.

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i am having this problem with certain bd's, meanwhile others work on the first try, weird? i hope it can be fixed with a new firmware update because it started with the 2.35 update.
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Because the firmware resides on the chips and not on the HDD. That is why each firmware is only 100Mb or thereabouts.

So there is no rolling back firmware. Why would you want to do that anyway?


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This happened with my original 20gb about a year ago. Seems to be happening more and more lately, from the posts i see on here and other forums. Probably Sony using cheaper BD diodes or something.
 
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Do not ever use a cleaning disc, especially with slot loads

They're useless, and all they're likely to do is damage it further

The stepper motor or the diode have failed, you need to call Sony

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Because the firmware resides on the chips and not on the HDD. That is why each firmware is only 100Mb or thereabouts.

So there is no rolling back firmware. Why would you want to do that anyway?


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Do not ever use a cleaning disc, especially with slot loads

They're useless, and all they're likely to do is damage it further

The stepper motor or the diode have failed, you need to call Sony
I was hoping it was just firmware and could fix......for free! I think Sony will charge me $149 plus shipping to fix it. *******S!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I was hoping it was just firmware and could fix......for free! I think Sony will charge me $149 plus shipping to fix it. *******S!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, Somebody shouldn't have been stupid and taken the Cover off the Playstation...Thought you could fiz it now...but what if you did, and then later something else went horribly wrong?
 
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Do not ever use a cleaning disc, especially with slot loads

They're useless, and all they're likely to do is damage it further

The stepper motor or the diode have failed, you need to call Sony
Listen to WickyWoo.... WickyWoo is wise, WickyWoo is good.....

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Haha, Somebody shouldn't have been stupid
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You might want to try this

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My friends BD drive in his PS3 wasn't playing Blu-Ray movies but was playing the PS3 games which are on BD discs. He told me it happened after the 2.30 firmware update. I went over to his house about 2 weeks ago and I asked him to show me what was happening. All the BD did was after clicking the BD disc on the XMB the PS3 went to a black screen. I changed his settings for turning off the internet access to BD discs from the XMB menu and I tweaked out a setting about "white levels" I think thats what it was called in the video output menu. After that I tried to watch AVP on his PS3 and it worked fine. He told me tried watching the same movie before and it wasn't working at all. He was happy that his PS3 wasn't broken and had to pay Sony to fix it since he has a 60GB PS3 from launch.
 
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My relese day 60 gig PS3 would not play any blu discs (game or movie) after I downloaded either GTA 4 update or the 2.35 firmware update. I called sony to see what I could do and they told me they would send me a box so I could ship it to them. they told me I would recieve a refubished PS3 for $149.00.
It sucks but Im glad Im not forced to pay 3 times $149.00 for a new system.
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