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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Let me be clear here - there's nothing wrong with mine, and i don't personally know anyone who has a problem with theirs - however...
I think you're missing the point entirely - The OFFICIAL firmware 3.00 (you know, the only one out there - the one that SONY release) well that firmware update caused a significant number of NORMAL user's PS3's drives to stop working - these were people who have done nothing more than use the PS3 for playing games, watching files, browsing the internet etc (you know the OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED activities!)
So before you get up on your high horse about 'hacking' and playing pirated games etc. etc. you should probably read more about the subject matter.
Nice 1st post BTW ;P
(Caught me on a bad day!)
Seriously though - is it just me or is the quality of first time posts going downhill.
Just use ya ps3 the rite way and ya won't have any problems with drives ect, just buy a new ps3, you must have the money to get a new one because you messed about with the old knowing that you ain't a ps3 hardware technician, if people keep trying to home brew to avoid paying full price for titles for whatever console then console and games devs won't be able to make new and better stuff, they need they money so just be NORMAL and buy stuff or work for SCEE!!
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.