12 December 2007.
It was a sunny day, the birds were singing and i was happy. It is my birthday and i am unwrapping my shiny new PS3, 40 gig. I was very pleased with my beautiful present and couldn't wait to "own newbs" with Call Of Duty 4. After reading various notes about low failure rate, i was so sure that nothing could go wrong. So ive started playing. Graphics - amazing, sound - amazing, atmosphere - amazing.
15 december 2007
I have finnished the single player campaign and was ready for some hardcore online action. This is when i update my PS3 from 1.93 to 2.03.
I play for hours two hours when suddenly the game froze while loading a map. Not the first time that ive had those freezing issues during those 3 days. I am dying for some action so i reboot the system. Everything looks normal except that the COD4 icon is nowhere to be found. So i eject th BD and put it back in. Nothing happends. I try to play a dvd. Nothing happends. I reboot, replug all the cables, reset the console, reboot, wait for an hour, reboot and nothing. Panic, frustration. Faulure rate under 3%. Am i that unlucky? So i google up "Ps3 not spinning discs" and I see various topics.
Are all of them Microsoft fanboys trying to make PS3 look bad? Hmm
Were they all just unlucky? hmm
Those 3%, where did it came from? When were those numbers measured?
Anyway, its safe to say that those number should be updated.
But most important: whats going on? Some people say that those problems relate to firmware updates 2.00 , 2.01, 2.03 and 2.10 .
Some people say that there was a problem with the BluRay diode production.
I just hope that its a known issue for a cerain shimpent and that i dont have to send it for repair ever again.