My PS3 won't load games anymore :(

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Aug 27, 2012
  1. Bryon15
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    I don't know what happened. I tried loading a game yesterday and I just got a black screen. Then an error number. I tried two more times with different games and got different error numbers. But games that were downloaded from PSN work fine. It's only game discs that don't work. Also sometimes when I put a PS3 game disc in it doesn't show up on the XMB menu.Tried it today and the game started, but about a minute into it it got stuck. The game just froze. I had to push the power button to turn it off. After that I tried again and just got error numbers. What should I do? I really can't afford $250 right now to buy a new system. Especially with the Wii U coming out in November.
     
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    The error code is 80010514
     
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    Found this
    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)
    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)
    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
    You will now have a screen with these options (I have attached a picture of this screen below)
    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
    I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.
    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.
    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive.
    However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory which is corrupted thus fixing the problem
     
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    Thank you for that. But I already did that and unfortunately it didn't work :(
     
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    Is it playing Blurays? Or just DVD and CD? If so yes its the laser.
     
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    No. Blu ray doesn't work either. Neither do DVD or ps1 games.
     
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    Well I called sony. They said it would cost $129 to fix. But I don't know if I should do this. That's half the price of a new one. Plus mine is one of the first models. The new slim version would be better. What should I do?
     
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    honestly id say get a new ps3 itll be warranted for a year so if it happens again which it should not ur covered

    but if its an old model its BC so that is a tough one i mean i need the bc since i play my ps2 games alot too
     
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    Well I still have a working ps2 system. So that's not a problem.
     

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