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weird bluray drive issues since fw update 3.66/70
weird bluray drive issues since fw update 3.66/70 –
Does anyone know what could be happenin with this situation. So I've been holding out on fw3.60 hoping for a fix but 2weeks ago I got blackops and wanted to play online so updated to 66. Then game was booting and before while it was connecting gave an error and told me to check my disc for dirt or scratches. I then ejected the disc and checked it out all was good so I put it back in and the drive did not detect the disc so I put in socom 4 not detected. I then put in a dvd and still nothing. So after reading more I backed up all my data and did the safety wipe this did not do anything which left me with the final solution, replace the laser. I managed to get that done and all was good again so I finally was able to try blackops out online (or so I thought) put the disc in and now I needed to update game data and also console to 3.70 after all that the game starts up and freezes to a blackish screen somewhere around the server connection then dispays the same error check disc for scratches or dirt. I then ejected the disc and put in socom which is another game I had just got along with the move gagets and gun I really wanted to try that out cuz just got all the toys and games and never was able to try them yet socom boots up bluray drive sees the disc "yes" then the black freeze followed by the dirty disc error so then went to motorstorm and would not see the discs until I reformated the second hardrive, my first was a 750 gig so thought that may have been an issue so went to the 80 gig I took out of the parts ps3 I got the laser from so I reformat and the drive is seeing socom again the freeze and then not seeing the disc and that's where I'm at at the moment. So what could be happnin? Data getting corrupted from updates 2 bad hard drives cuz I'm now thinking it can't be the BR drive if after format it worked and to have 2 lasers go bad in that short amount of time? Naw. The ps3 I have is originally a 40gig that never had problems and all else works good just the damn br drive is driving me nuts. Any thoughts or ideas?
try swapping out the bluray drive cable... it really just sounds like you have a bad laser(s). both ps3s you have (current and donor) are pretty old, so it would be possible that the lasers are just dying.
Originally Posted by 77gamer
Got another on the way. Meanwhile if I can get it to read the disc again would installing the game on the hard drive be away of playing the game without working the br drive to hard? I think I will try this and see if that will work for now. I know the drive has to initially check the game but after that I beleive it is all done from the hdd. Make sence?
some game backups require a disc to be in the drive, but it only checks for the initial boot portion for the game (ANY game disc). after that it doesnt access the bluray drive at all - just the game image on your hdd
Originally Posted by 77gamer