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Backup stopped reading disks?
Backup stopped reading disks? –
Here is my situation:
I have a 320gb slim w/kmeaw and gaia 2.04.
I was backing up LBP2 and normally what I do is leave it backup for 45mins and come back and check on it. So after 45mins, I check on it and to my surprise it reads it has only copied 1.5g of the disk. So I hit triangle to cancel and then it askes to deleted that data, so I say yes, then it takes 5 mins to delete then kicks back to xmb.
I look and the disk isnt listed anymore. I eject it and put it back in and it attempts to read it for 2-3 seconds then it sounds like it is going to eject but it doesnt. You can hear it spinning in the drive and it the top corner on the screen the clock is spinning aswell.
I read that it may be a software issue and I went system recovery and choose option 3 and it said the there was corrupt data and it was going to fix it. After it was finished I put the disk in and it booted up!
Well, me being an idiot, I think OK Im just going to play it on the disk. It installed the game fine.... and then it was at the loading screen for like 10 mins. No lights were flashing on the PS3 so I figured it froze.
So I quit game and went back to XMB and the disk wasnt there again. I did the option 3 w/system recovery screen thing again and this time it didnt work. You can hear it spinning in the drive and it the top corner on the screen the clock is spinning but thats it.
Sorry for the long winded post but I'm assuming this is a software issue. Has anybody run into this same kind of problem and managed to fix it???
Nope. I was using 3.55GeoCFW and the first signed multiman and was backing up Yakuza 3 when something similar happened. Mind you I have never played a dvd nor cd in my ps3 (I only use it with ps3 games and no bluray movies either) and it basically stopped reading all 3 disc types (cd/dvd/bdvd). My laser was basically in very good condition at the time. It did successfully rip the game though. Now I just have the clock spinning at top right. Now feeling a bit paranoid about making backups but I've ordered new lasers with decks so may or may not try again. I do know there was another guy who had his laser do the same thing twice I think, I'm not sure if the lasers were just faulty/weak/end of it's life/who-knows-what but it was a little odd since mine was barely even used. I'm thinking maybe the motor prolly funked up on mine, I'll know when my new ones arrive. What model ps3 is yours? Mine is the 40gig with dual lens laser. If you say yours is still spinning then it could prolly be the laser, does it read any cd's or dvd's?
Originally Posted by darrenp76
I've only had it for 3-4 months (it's one of the PS3 move bundles) and the only thing that has been in the drive is games. I think your right that ripping the game is what has caused this and now I'm concerned that the drive is toast.
You should perform some other tests with it if you can. I doubt you can open it up since it's most likely still on warranty but try to check if it detects a cd/dvd/bluray movie so you can rule out if it's the laser.
I'm guessing something is wrong with the drive/laser because I turned the PS3 on and put a game in and it recognised it. After like a minute, it started making a clunk noise repeatedly. It would not boot the game so I took it out and put it back in and it didn't recognise it. It doesn't see DVDs, BRs and CDs either. I guess ripping games must put alot of stress on the laser or maybe I just got a lemon of a PS3.
i dunno it could be bad laser or ripping puts extra wear on the laser or whatnot.
anyone one here ripped a bunch a games for the past few months with no problems ?
if so then it's probably just bad lasers on ur guys end, but if other people have had lasers go out after ripping then it could that too.
definitely need answers here....i'm new to it all so i can't say anything.
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As promised I said I would update everyone once I received my new deck+laser. Previously during the many times I had disassembled and checked the laser and mount I had assumed that it was the motor that went bad because it wouldn't spin up when the disc was inserted and also it had a bit of a burnt board smell (at the motor board). That wasn't the case however - oddly enough it was the laser that did die surprisingly. The only thing I can make of it was that it was either faulty even though it was acting pretty mint and I hardly ever used it before [not to mention I never used cd/dvd/bluray movies in it, only games]. Guess it couldn't handle the sudden stress of backing up a game, but in short it was the laser and the clock icon kept spinning. I was hoping it would be the motor though :P