I'm having the same exact problem. I can't remeber for sure though I think my game (Modern Warfare 2)was still working after I downloaded the update however, I think it froze and I had to just turn it off. I am on my second playstation now my first was an 80gb that I got a couple months after they came out. That one's blu ray drive took a dump and I didn't have my reciept so I had to sell it broken on ebay. Now I have a 40gb that I payed 300 right before playstation came out with the new PS3 slim for 300 so yet again Sony screwed me out of something good.
ANYWAYS: I put in GTA IV and that still works perfectly fine along with movies. So it is not the Blu Ray drive, did the update screw up Modern Warfare 2 or something because I just get a blank screen... but if I eject it the main screen comes back up.
Another thing these damn updates, I've had three in the past week can we like just get the system right before producing it because they are annoying.
delete the update for MW2 and re-download it. That Fixed my friends who was having the same problem.
Call of Duty M2 seems to do some serious disc spinning. There must be continuous preloading going on in the background. The updates are also very small (15MB so far) so most of the environment must be remote and not local to your PS3 unit. I suspect the updates are possibly API layers.
I'll bet you anything if your CODM2 does start working it will kill your PS3 drive. Older generation PS3's seem to have disc tray failures and this in my opinion with accelerate this problem. The newer units may be better built to withstand this problem.
Hey, I'm pretty much having the same problem as you guys but my didnt stop reading discs cuz of MW2..I don't even have that game lol. But my ps3, which ive had for a good 2 years now, does NOT read any discs anymore..
Is there any way to fix this OTHER THAN breaking apart your ps3, cuz I don't want to all that technical stuff, and I might just make it worse.
Sending it into sony sounds like a bad idea according to you guys...
Seems like the only thing left to do is...just buy a new system...this is just great...
Got this same problem today. It wouldn't recognize any other games I put in it either. I already paid Sony but is there a way to cancel the service request? I found a reputable place that is cheaper to fix it only 15 mins from my house.
Well arent a lucky son of a...
Mine went down on COD:WAW last night. I'd be lucky if I logged over 48 hours of Gameplay on the machine in the year I've owned it.
Pathetic. And I purposely bought a PS3 to avoid MS's RROD. Ha! Boy, I got taken. And literally 1.5 weeks out of warranty. There's my
luck kicking in again. I give up. Products today just suck in manufacturing quality. Period.