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PS3 Devs Seeking Dead Blu-ray Drive From Firmware 3.0 Update


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253w ago - Recently Sony became involved in a class action suit over PS3 Firmware 3.0 issues.

The PS3 Devs are currently seeking someone to donate (or sell, if necessary) a PS3 Blu-ray drive that is confirmed to be dead from the v3.00 Firmware Update that Sony recently pulled.

It would also help if those who can't offer their dead drives could reply with their drive details.

For example, what type of PS3 console (CExxx number off the back) and what PS3 Firmware version that it had when it worked, and what the unit was updated to when it failed.

Note: Please be certain that the unit is v3.00 as it will be no help at all if after being found dead the drive was updated to v3.01 in attempt to fix it. Reply below if you can help us out- Thanks!



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#18 - DJDAVE04 - 253w ago
What version of the FW did you have prior to v3.01, did you uppgrade to v3.00 before that?

Where did you get this info about supposed "free replacements like in Australia"? We have seen no mention of this anywhere - please provide a link.

Contact Me with what you want for your dead unit, we'll see if we can come to some arrangement.

RPS.
here is the link to the australia article: [Register or Login to view links]

I went from 2.8 to 3.00 without any problems except Uncharted froze on me twice. So when 3.01 came out I updated because it was supposed to fix it. However that made my drive unable to read all discs. I put discs in and they dont spin.

Im still hoping Sony USA realizes what they have done and theyll start replacing units.

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#17 - RPS - 253w ago
I have a 40gb cechg01 that wont read anything after the 3.01 update. Sony keeps telling me I need to pay $150 to get it fixed, which if that's the case Id rather but a new slim. I just get a feeling after I send it in to the devs they are gonna start offering free replacements like they're stsrting in Australia and I'll be SOL.
What version of the FW did you have prior to v3.01, did you uppgrade to v3.00 before that?

Where did you get this info about supposed "free replacements like in Australia"? We have seen no mention of this anywhere - please provide a link.

Contact Me with what you want for your dead unit, we'll see if we can come to some arrangement.

RPS.

Hello, my name is David. I have a PS3 with the blueraye issues. Model number CECHE01, bought in 2007. My console ran perfectly. until the upgrades. I believe that 3.0 and 3.01 ran the same interferance in the consoles affected.As above,

Contact Me with details and we will work out how many of these we can get.

We know that the update was to blame, we now only need to obtain the proof.

RPS.

Hey all, I registered JUST to post in this thread. I have a PS3 60G model CECHE01.
Contact Me with what you want for your dead unit, we'll see if we can come to some arrangement.

RPS.

frankencois's Avatar
#16 - frankencois - 253w ago
does it count if the blu-ray drive died for a bit then started working?

hope i can help

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#15 - yabo - 253w ago
Hey all, I registered JUST to post in this thread. I have a PS3 60G model CECHE01. IIRC, this was a day1 machine. (I wait in line too often for toys)

I have to run off to work, so, I'll just post a [Register or Login to view links] to the thread I posted on the PS3 forums. Long story short: I have a 60G PS3 that died when I Installed 3.0 from whatever was the version before it. This wasn't a sputter and die thing, this wasn't a read error thing, this was a "update and stop reading discs instantly" thing.

Granted, I have since installed 3.01 in hopes that would repair the issue (it didn't) and am waiting for a firmware set to work properly on the drive I have. I feel it's more driver related instead of dead drive related as it was instantaneous in it's presentation of the issue.

I'll post more later... I have to go be Tech Support now.

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#14 - boostedcrx2 - 253w ago
Hello, my name is David. I have a PS3 with the blueraye issues. Model number CECHE01, bought in 2007. My console ran perfectly. until the upgrades. I believe that 3.0 and 3.01 ran the same interferance in the consoles affected.

I have a little software knowledge from being a graphic designer and dealing with animation. Now this is only from what I have been trouble shooting, but here are my consoles symptoms. Plays dvd rom movies, my PS1 and 2 games. can play my downloaded games until I whipped the hard drive....can not play my blueray games they freeze, and when they freeze... I press the eject button, once the game has ejected I will quit the game, but after that the PS3 does not read that disc. I have to turn off the console and power it back on in order to read the disc.

This is were it gets tricky, because most people do not play there old games you would never know what worked fine and what did not. I can play socom confrontation all night and all day. Dragon ball z I can play online, has not froze up on me yet. After experiencing and testing all of my games.

It is my conclusion that there are games that run solely of the Blueray disc, but there are others that don't read as much like socom. Software if installed to run components in electronics. and that is what firmware is.... The firmware is telling the blueraye lens that reads at faster speeds to read even faster and just like most equipement there is a protect button, lol. well that protect is freeze, it locks up all readings on the disc. If this sounds funny, im sorry but its late I've been dealing with Sony all day.

They still say they have not heard of this issue before, and that's like a slap in the face. The only thing that I can explain why only certain consoles are effected is hardware. What powerplant was PS3 assembled at might have to do what parts are in your console. But we all know that sony puts the best in their products. I have done several other test which I will put up on this forum.

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