If you have updated with the new firmware you might be finding that yout ps3 isnt reading discs - this is an error caused by the firmware

    If you have this problem

    Reports of hardware failure seem to follow PlayStation 3 firmware updates as regularly as Summer follows Spring, but following the issues with firmware update 2.40 you can't be too careful. Multiple users over at the official PlayStation forums are reporting that their PS3 consoles are no longer reading discs following the 2.42 update last week. Some report that games play for several minutes after the update before the drive stops working, while others say the issue kicks in immediately. At least one forum-goer reported that performing a reset on his system fixed the issue, while others have tried with no luck.

    It's pretty hard to get a good idea of just how many people are having the issue, what with the forum topic filled with "me toos" and claims that anyone reporting an issue is simply a troll. For the record, I just updated my system and have had no issues whatsoever. We've contacted Sony for comment on the issue, and will keep you all posted should further developments arise.


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    Mines ok (so far :whistling:)

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    Mines ok (so far :whistling:)

    seems this firmware release is a big problem
    Could this be ps3's ring of death

    Don't think I'll update yet.

    no mention of the problem on the official european/english forums, why use american forums anyway, there just a bunch of trolls



    Another update that breaks ps3's. Big thumbs up to Sony :thumbsup:
    Keep em coming

    my 60gb ps3 hasnt skipped a beat...not after any update.


    yeah but they replace em within 2 days, hmmm dont think microsoft do that … yeah but they replace em within 2 days, hmmm dont think microsoft do that do they :whistling:

    Ah, maybe so. But im sure if it was only a handful of 360's that failed then they would provide a better replacement program.

    Microsoft opened many factories dedicated to fixing their ****** console as they have to fix so many. What do sony do, they just send you another. Lazy japs lol.


    my 60gb ps3 hasnt skipped a beat...not after any update.

    same here mine is ok, strange how there is no complaints over on the official european ps3 forums thou, mine is 60gig bought on day of release, if it was a real problem they would have pulled the update, only thead i saw was entiled "2.42 update soon...Issues looming" but not 1 person has replied with a problem yet, and even if out of warranty they will still fix your ps3 if its there fault.

    hmm odd! my ps3 just suddenly stopped reading discs and ive turned it on maybe 10 times max not sure whether i did the update and thus could be causing the problem

    Mine is fine too (60GB).
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