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Submitted by Ingram 1851d ago | rumor

Spanish PS3 users report sudden BR drive lockup

Some PS3 users reported sudden inability to use BR disc optical media, among recent rumors and Sony's non-manifest and open to speculation plans to fight back piracy, this small phenomena appears on one of the so called "most piracy-permissive countries in the world"
Is something's rotten in denmark?, is it just a coincidence or part of the consumer electronics normal lifecycle?

Approximate Translation: Oficial PS forums are on fire, as we read, more than 250 users are affected, and that's only in Spanish forums.

They have suffered Error: 80010514 which renders the BR drive totally useless, making impossible ANY disk read.

First victims were registered in december, since then the number has surpassed 250 already, which points to a localized and growing meltdown, and not an isolated case as first thought.

Cause for this error remains unknown, some users blame Black Ops or GT5, some say it was naturally expected because of the debatable build quality of the lens.

Official advice from Sony includes changing/repairing the optical drive, but some users reported that this didn't solve their issue at all.

Be aware, no PS3 model is safe, including the latest of the slims. (PS3)

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Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 53
xino  +   1851d ago
farking hell man!

no english?

"The official PlayStation forums are that whistle. As we read more than 250 affected"


-Ninja Gaiden 3-is sick man!:)
GrieverSoul  +   1851d ago
Might not be the case but have you guys been tinkering with CFW?! Just a thought... In Spain, modding a console is like going to the farmacy. Its a normal thing and something you do with no remorse.

In any case, just take your PS3 to the shop where you bought them and activate the warranty. If they were bought in December like the article stats, there´s no problem. The warranty will cover any defect. Still, its annoying not having the console for 2 weeks.
InfectedDK  +   1851d ago
Unlike 360 owners I turn on my PS3 with no fear and play as long as I want without doubting it will still work.
Lol nice try 360 only users. In the end you'll never get anything good out of this. Have a nice 10 year... No 10 different 360 models lifetime x-)
Ingram  +   1851d ago
Sorry dudes, my first submission
Kon  +   1851d ago
Use this link man, already translated : ate?hl=pt-BR&sl=es&tl= e n&u= just erase the spaces
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SMOK3xFFx  +   1851d ago
"Is something's rotten in denmark?"

lol, what novel was that from again?
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yess  +   1851d ago
Dsnyder  +   1851d ago
This is probably because of Geohot.
ChristianGamer  +   1851d ago
Motorola  +   1851d ago
Played both GT5 and Black Ops (for some reason) for a long long time no problems here. O.O
sashimi  +   1851d ago
Same, I've been leaving my Ps3 on w/ GT5 for the past few days with 10+ hour sessions straight then letting my brothers play BO for another 5+ hours on blackops and no problems what so ever beside blackops causing my ps3 to freeze a few times like usual ~_~
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1851d ago
You take your PS3 for granted, you'll regret playing like a mad man in about a years time.
Motorola  +   1851d ago
Too many good PS3 games to not play! Especially this year. Its not like Im always playing online. Theres singleplayer too. New PS3 btw, I bought another
Donthizz  +   1851d ago
if your hackers then you deserve it, if not hope it get fixed soon because so many games coming out now's not the time for ps3's to break down..
Dante112  +   1851d ago
Any of you think that this is because of some PS3 hack tampering gone wrong?

Edit: I recall an article of a new CFW that bricked and screwed up quite a few hackers PS3s (60gb and Slims).
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ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1851d ago
That error means their BRD lenses are messed up, seriously are these people stupid or what? have they been living under a rock for the past 3 years? Why was it reported as 'sudden'? don't think that's being a little over dramatic for a problem Sony fixed ages ago?

"some say it was naturally expected because of the debatable build quality of the lens."

Unless they're using an original launch 60GB PS3 they should be having no problems with their BRD 'build quality'.

"Be aware, no PS3 model is safe, including the latest of the slims"

The Slim PS3's are the best in terms of build quality and power efficiency. The Slim models ARE SAFE!

What a BS article.
alex3369  +   1851d ago
the bd laser is still very likely to crap out even after the 60gb models. i buy broken ps3's and fix them all the time and i do see alot of 60gb's with broken blu ray but i still see alot of others.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1851d ago
I'm not saying the newer models will never break down, but what made the writer feel the need to put the word 'SUDDEN' in the article, as if BRD errors have never occurred?
CrawFail  +   1851d ago
GenoZStriker  +   1851d ago
LOL Sudden? Please it's not like Sony released a firmware to lock up your Blu-Ray drive.
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LoneWanderer09  +   1851d ago
My PS3 Slim is in perfect condition
bart999  +   1851d ago
The BR drive has fucked off in some models already in non-modded PS3s.

It's a fact of life.
littlebigmarcpsps3  +   1851d ago
hahah mine works fine
and its JB as well
well i got a slim
i will buy another one for online purposes
BrianC6234  +   1851d ago
Take that hackers.
Billy_Dee_Williams  +   1850d ago
What? This has nothing to do with hackers, go educate yourself.
TheTruth89  +   1851d ago
TheShow01  +   1851d ago
thanks geohotz .... hope you lose your case .... fuk u
LeXxXiNgToN  +   1851d ago
I'm thinking my friend has the same problem, but he never missed around with CFW or anything like that.

It wont read CDs, I even switch out the drive with one from a YLOD PS3 (same model) and still nothing.

I wonder if there is really targeting hacker, or if there is a bug in FW 3.55.
Laeto256  +   1851d ago
stop complaining you get 1 year free warranty and have the option to buy more ontop of that sony offers to cover any potential problems - you chose to take the risk nothing is perfect fact of life, which is a bitch. stop QQ'ing why you dont buy warranty on any electronic like these things is beyond me
sehnsucht  +   1850d ago
Assuming it's not an actual hardware issue, I wonder if anyone has tried this method:

"Hold Eject button down for 12 seconds (while PS3 is on): reset Blu-ray."
jneul  +   1850d ago
wow 250 out of 46.6million ps3s that's a very low fail rate nice try 360 fan's, but all your doing is making the 360 look worse when you consider kinect has probably bricked more old 360's than this blu-ray issue which will come under normal failure figures, no hardware device is perfect but ps3 and wii both have very low failure rates, whereas at one point all i heard is my friends complaining they have had at least 3 RROD's and still go back for more....
Superted2007  +   1850d ago
BS article but Sony have huge freaking problems with Bluray on the PS3. My original 60GB wouldnt read discs after a firmware update that updated the Bluray profile and I maintain to this day that it is Sony's fault.
Masterchef2007  +   1850d ago
I got the extended warrant on mine so i am not worried. Dump mine at the shop and pick up a new one thats the case for me if something happens

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