[Answered] PS3 won't recognize game disc after backup & HD upgrade help?
I recently was running out of space on my ps3 hard drive, so i decided to upgrade my hard drive with a WD blue 500 gb hard drive. With doing so, i ran the ps3 backup utility and backed up my ps3 to a external hard drive that had a 130gb fat32 partition the ps3 recognized. After the backup finished it was about 60gb that was backed up. I then installed the new WD 500gb hard drive and went to settings/ back up/ restore. The restore process started and finished after 2 hours same as the backup.
Everything worked perfectly, but i found my ps3 is unable to recognize game discs? Can someone help me troubleshoot this problem? I also tried installing the original hard drive and the ps3 still can't recognize ps3 game discs? I'm really freaking out right now i'm hopping my bluray player didn't crap out for the second time
Let me know if you guys can give me some solutions to try. I was thinking about using the PS3 restore function and hoping it fixes this problem. This is just not making sense all i did was backup my ps3 now my game disc are not recognized. Its almost like sony has put kill switch in one of their updates.
Best Answer -
Posted by drphuz
ok. I had a problem like this when my friend had issues with his launch system. get a flasher. put the new bluray drive in. flash back to 3.55. (and don't ever install ofw again, lol). remarry the drives BIG STEP. install multiman. go in multiman, click fix broken dvd playback. reboot. and enjoy. it was the simplest fix for us.
hope this helps.
I can post a video if you need me to.