Playstation 3 Turns Into Useless Brick After Firmware Update 2.01
Want your own BrickStation 3? Upgrade to 2.01 and hold your breath... Starting last week, PS3 owners started reporting that their next gen console would not read their Blu-Ray discs. Some users reported that their PS3 would not even read DVDs. All reports started to come in after gamers made the upgrade to 2.01.
"I inserted Blu Ray Disc into PS3 for first time and movie appeared under video tab. It started to play and i started skipping previews and then all of a sudden screen went blank. I went back to PS3 home screen and tried ejected and inserting Blu Ray movie back into PS3 and the icon fails to appear under the video tab. I then tried DVD and that did not appear either. PS3 Games still work. Please help!"
Today when I myself tried to update my PS3 to 2.01, I was left with a half bricked PS3. What I mean by this is that I can longer use any media that resembles a severely flattened donut on my PS3. This includes cds, dvds, games, and blu-ray disks. Some of you may be familiar with the message of "Disc Unreadable/ Unrecognized", however this does not even show up when a disc is inserted.
Tomorrow I am heading over to Best Buy to swap it out, and perhaps you should you should too if you have the best buy warranty. However, while this solution will get you back up and running quickly, you may experience the same issues again as soon as you run the firmware update.
In the past if a problem has occurred after a firmware update, Sony has researched the problem and put out a fix relatively quickly. Therefore, if you are having this problem and relate it to the 2.01 firmware update, I suggest you either ring or email Sony, or bombard their Official Playstation Blog with comments until they take notice.
This problem is only affecting a minority of Playstation 3 owners, but since it is happening to me I felt it was necessary to inform you all.
Here is a video of the problem:
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