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Jan 27 2011
By: iconoclastman First Son 2 posts
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Firmware update 3.56 causing my PS3 to not recognize Blu-ray

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After updating to the 3.56 firmware my PS3 will no longer recognize Blu-ray discs, movies or games. DVDs work fine. Is anyone else having this problem? Any possible way to revert back to the old firmware short of restoring my PS3 entirely?

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First Son
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Jan 27, 2011

I'm having the same problem too. I updated my PS3 from either 3.21 or 3.41.

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First Son
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Jan 27, 2011

yes. I can not play anything. I was trying to play bionic commando, it didn't work. Then i tried street fighter 4, and fear. My downloaded games work fine from PSN, and dvd's also work. but I want to play my games. sony needs to fix this a.s.a.p.

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Jan 27, 2011

try downloading the FW again to a flash drive and update from it...

anyways, it´s a pretty strange issue.


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Jan 29, 2011

hi,  me too    after updating  to the 3.56... big problem whith Bluray ..  it's crazy!  my PS3 not hacked.

PS3 FAT  40Go   original HDD.  (pack   PS3  40Go and spiderman 3, european version). Vive la France!

a french gamer.

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First Son
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Jan 29, 2011

Hi folks..

I had the same problem when I went to the 3.55 FW. Due to the timing I thought it was the update also. To the point I would have argued with anyone trying to tell me different. My unit is a 60g-Fat unit also. Syptoms were reading DVDs only. Nothing at all on a blu ray. Loading icon would run, but when it stopped nothing would show up in the xmb. I finally broke down and done a thorough cleaning by following the instructions on the lens cleaning video http://www.thief3.com/406/ps3-blu-ray-lens-cleaning-ps3-fix/ . Since the cleaning, my unit has workted flawlessly. The cleaning is a pretty straight forward process, and took me about an hour from tear down to start up and playing again. Tools for the unit (T10H tamper proof torx bit and small phillips head screwdriver) was about $10 at Home Depot. May be worth a shot for you to try. Worked for me,  and much less cost than sending in for repair. Also have now installed 3.56 with no issues. Good luck getting your units back up.

Gene

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Lombax Warrior
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Jan 30, 2011

I'm having the excate same problems, anyone find a solution yet? seeing as to how its only sunday I cant call and nag at customer rep.

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Jan 30, 2011

Cant edit posts. anyways.. so far from what i can see nothing helps my problem.. heres symptoms/info

updated to 4.56 fw

blue rays stopped working

Does not show disc icon

does show clock icon up in top right corner, spins for a few then stops.

plays dvd's/cd's

some sort of steam appearing on discs...

tried all posts for the safe mode, all but full reformat. (waiting to borrow neighbors external hd so i can save all my game data)

tried leaving system off for about 2 hours. turn on same deal.

Gonna try GeneTN's post as soon as i get the tools. if that dont work. will save data and reformat.

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Jan 30, 2011

Just tried another sugguestion, adding the update via media device, while in safe mode..

Downloaded directly from site, put directly onto flashdrive.  booted into safe mode, went to system update...followed instructions...

this really gets my goat....

The data is corrupted.

(8002F2C5)

Now mind you, i havent added no new hd or anything like that, my system isnt modded, its an 80gig fat. prestine condition. and its saying the update for the FW is corrupted..

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Feb 1, 2011

just called sony. they havent heard about any problems. big surprise. right now making back up's of game data... told them about the file being corrupted they said they'll look into it. by wensday we should have a fixed patch tech guy said.. not so sure we can count on em.. but not sure.

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