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Sep 23 2010
By: VipeNess Lombax Warrior 104 posts
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New Firmware (3.50) killed my BLU-RAY drive

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The new 3.50 update just killed my bluray drive. I was watching bluray movie and the ps3 froze up... This was after the update. Started the ps3 back up and the disk didn't load at all, tried a game... No go. Tried some other disks (dvd's).. No go... I really hope you guys didn't rush this out and mess up peoples blu-ray drives. im very pissed right now, I just got 3d and a lot of move controllers and the games for move and now this?

i guess this is what i get for always backing sony up.

 

 

UPDATE 1:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/New-Firm
ware-killed-my-blu-Ray-drive/m-p/46...

 

 

UPDATE 2: just added the full story now thats its been a day pass and im calmed down a bit....

Hey.... my bluray disk is not working after the update... i mean... right after the update it stopped working... we were watching a movie (The Killers; bluray...non 3d movie)... my wife got up for a phone call and facebook... i got out of the movie to browse the store... needed to update... updated... restarted... went into ps3 store.. 20 mins my wife is back to finish watching the movie... started the movie back up and instantly froze up. restarted the machine and then the disk is missing form the XMB... movies, games, and even dvds... will not load. i called sony, and they said for me to kiss it and i owe them 178 bucks for my ps3... its a fat 60g that i upgraded to 500g; just got 3d and MOVE controllers and now i cant play any of my games, because they require the damn disk......

 

UPDATE 3: My system is a FAT PS3; the 60G model with usb memory card readers on front... CECHE01.

 

UPDATE 4: I found a bunch of forum posts and threads talking about their bluray device dieing after the update... just like mine; almost exactly the same sitution as mine. I would look more... but this is making me more angry even moment i see someone post the same exact issue...

 

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/Any-FAT-
Model-PS3-owners-having-issues-sinc...


http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/3-5-upda
te-crashed-my-system/td-p/46202780


http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/PS3-3-5-
Update-Serious-Issue/td-p/46200883


http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/Any-issu
es-with-3-50/td-p/46197985/page/7


Read the comments... page 11 is really nice
http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/09/21/ps3-firmware-update-3-5
0-problems-what-are-they/#idc-cover


http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/Do-you-h
ave-a-Fat-PS3-and-Firmware-3-42-Cau...

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Re: New Firmware killed my blu-Ray drive

Sep 21, 2010

Thanks for the info. igoing to hold off for awhile longer.

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Sep 21, 2010

60 gig fat model damaged blu-ray drive due to 3.42 update 3.50 did not fix. I get errors 80029906, 80029941, 80029903, 80010514, 80010516. So much for the ten year life span we were promised. Updates always seem to affect the original systems. First sony takes away a feature, then they simply crash the blu-ray drive. why?

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Re: New Firmware killed my blu-Ray drive

Sep 21, 2010

Sorry guys but time to update to a slim... and im not hating I myself am a YLOD victim... and I had the 20GB BC PS3.

 

but the new slims do run a hell of alot better. I got the new 160GB ps3 and well worth the upgrade!

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Sep 21, 2010

 


Akumin wrote:

Sorry guys but time to update to a slim... and im not hating I myself am a YLOD victim... and I had the 20GB BC PS3.

 

but the new slims do run a hell of alot better. I got the new 160GB ps3 and well worth the upgrade!


Naw I'm straight, sony's not getting another dime from me.Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me..

 

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Sep 21, 2010

Problem fixed. Sorry.

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Sep 21, 2010

Problem fixed. Sorry.

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cito1234 wrote:

60 gig fat model damaged blu-ray drive due to 3.42 update 3.50 did not fix. I get errors 80029906, 80029941, 80029903, 80010514, 80010516. So much for the ten year life span we were promised. Updates always seem to affect the original systems. First sony takes away a feature, then they simply crash the blu-ray drive. why?


the "10 year lifespan" does not mean that the system will last for 10 years. it means the system will be supported for 10 years with game development and such. like the ps2 they were making games for 10+ years even though the ps3 came out 6 years after the release of the ps2. in no way does it mean the systems would last for 10 years. that would be a 10 year warranty.

 

of course it was working before it failed, that happens!
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cito1234 wrote:

60 gig fat model damaged blu-ray drive due to 3.42 update 3.50 did not fix. I get errors 80029906, 80029941, 80029903, 80010514, 80010516. So much for the ten year life span we were promised. Updates always seem to affect the original systems. First sony takes away a feature, then they simply crash the blu-ray drive. why?


 

Because the early blu-ray laser diodes had a limited life.  It's speculated that improvements in PS3 firmware caused higher duty cycles which caused marginal laser to heat and fail.   If you were watching a Blu-ray movie then this would not be the case since there is a 50% duty cycle with blu-ray movie watching.   

 

Were you watching a 3-D blu-ray movie?  

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Re: New Firmware killed my blu-Ray drive

Sep 21, 2010
I know physically it won't last 10 years without issue. Software is what I meant. An update should not brick or damage my system because it is older. That is what I'm refering too with my statment on the ten year life span. You were not in my home when my system worked fine. You seem to want to call people complaining about the update crazy or liars. I should not have to buy a new system because Sony releases an update in a hurry that messes up with my blu-ray drive.
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