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October 14, 2009 // 11:38 pm - Recently Sony became involved in a class action suit over PS3 Firmware 3.0 issues.

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!

PS3 Devs Seeking Dead Blu-ray Drive From Firmware 3.0 Update

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#13 - DJDAVE04 - October 16, 2009 // 8:06 pm
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I never hacked my unit and it stopped reading discs after upgrading to 3.01.

#12 - PSPSwampy - October 16, 2009 // 7:54 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by ellenardj View Post
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!!

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

PSPSwampy.
(Caught me on a bad day!)

Seriously though - is it just me or is the quality of first time posts going downhill.

#11 - ellenardj - October 16, 2009 // 6:40 pm
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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!!

#10 - DJDAVE04 - October 16, 2009 // 1:56 pm
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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.

#9 - mushy409 - October 16, 2009 // 7:08 am
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I have myself 2 x dead BDROM drives from various PS3 systems. I could always read the flash from the motherboards and find out the system version. I'll get back to you later with my finds.

#8 - mukumuku - October 16, 2009 // 3:59 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Well, both the Devs and Sony are aware of what happened in PS3 Firmware 3.0... which is obviously why Sony updated it to 3.01 in attempt to cover up their mess.

Unfortunately I can't go into further details at this time, but hopefully if/when someone here can donate/sell a confirmed PS3 Firmware 3.00 dead drive some light can be shed publically on it shortly afterwards.

This is actually quite a big deal due to the ongoing class action lawsuit where Sony is charging people $150 to repair PS3's out of warranty that they knowingly damaged from that specific Firmware update.

Hmmm, I thought that 3.01 kills the drives and that's why I haven't upgraded. Should I upgrade or there's no risk now after playing lots of hours on 3.00? And don't tell me that there's no risk just to kill my drive and then send it to you Anyway, I hope someone sends a dead drive so you can let us all know afterwards what's going wrong with the version 3.00 fw.

#7 - PS4 News - October 16, 2009 // 1:49 am
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Well, both the Devs and Sony are aware of what happened in PS3 Firmware 3.0... which is obviously why Sony updated it to 3.01 in attempt to cover up their mess.

Unfortunately I can't go into further details at this time, but hopefully if/when someone here can donate/sell a confirmed PS3 Firmware 3.00 dead drive some light can be shed publically on it shortly afterwards.

This is actually quite a big deal due to the ongoing class action lawsuit where Sony is charging people $150 to repair PS3's out of warranty that they knowingly damaged from that specific Firmware update.

#6 - SNaHHaN - October 16, 2009 // 1:36 am
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Wouldn't a comparison of the dead 2.7 firmware machine and the dead 3.0 firmware machine help any in deciding if anything that bricked the machine was related to 3.0 firmware or not?

#5 - PS4 News - October 16, 2009 // 1:14 am
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Don't know if it helps I have a dead drive from 2.7 update let me know and good luck.

I just asked one of the Devs working on this to confirm... Thanks for your offer twitch but to clarify it MUST be dead from the 3.0 update.

Those are the only ones they are 'interested' in examining for the time being.

#4 - mushy409 - October 15, 2009 // 6:57 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by twitch View Post
Don't know if it helps I have a dead drive from 2.7 update let me know and good luck.


That would be a MASSIVE help since they are looking for drives killed by the v3.00 update...