Hi there. I have an 80 gig model around 4months old. Was playing fifa 08 earlier and no problems. Now when I wanted to watch a movie it won't read the dvd. The disc icon doesn't appear. Everything else is fine. I can still connect to the net it just doesn't read any discs. not dvd's not music not blue rays not games. PLEASE HELP!!! Many thanks Felicia.
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Unfortunetly the HDD's can't be swapped like that. The only way to get the old stuff is to some how get the 40gb working so you can back up your system. Tell me what happend to the 40 and I might be able to help you get it up long enough to back it up so you can get all your stuff transfered. Another way is if you can get the 40gb machine to work the PS3 has a mode to hook a CAT5 cable from the new to the old and transfer that way.
A little more on the HDD swap. The HDD's are machine spacific and can only be recognized by the machine they were in and any other PS3 you try to put them in won't recognize the device without a format will saddly enough wipe the drive clean.
Let me know what's wrong with the 40 and I will see if I can help getting it back up so you can get your saved stuff off of it.
Certain games copy gigs and gigs of data over during first install to speed up game play, otherwise you would be waiting forever for certain games to load.
GTA and Metal Gear take up a ton of space.
The best solution for you is to get an external FAT32 usb drive with at least 80gb of free space on it, backup your PS3 to it, and then upgrade your hard drive to a 250gb or 320gb SATA drive from Best Buy. They're going for $49.99 and below so it's a cost effective upgrade.
Once you've got the new drive swapped in you just have to follow the on screen prompts and RESTORE your PS3 from the backup you created earlier and you are good to go ;)
Well from what i hear it is just that the laser inside the ps3 that reads the disc could be damaged, dirty, or even not in the right spot. sometimes the read laser that reads the disc can move from on spot to another if you hit the ps3 or if it falls (ETC).
well the best way i know is to do the PS3 exchange program with Sony its only $150 to send yours in and get a refurbished one back, if you think about it the average blue ray drive will run you around $150 so you are better off in the long run to send the thing in for the exchange program...
hope this helps you a bit, oh and better stay away from FFA 08 thats what killed a friends PS3...
some 80 gb ps3's are backwards compatible, some are not.
unfortunately it looks like you have one that isn't. my suggestion is to look on the back of the unit, underneath the barcode. the serial number will be there, followed by the model number. if you're model is not CECHE01 it is not backwards compatible.
There is a common problem with the Blue-Ray players in the PS3. There is not anything that i know of that you can do other than have your PS3 worked on
**Warning** If you have the old 80 or 60 gig ps3 that you are able to play PS2 games on and you are trying to go through sony for repair they may just give you a new 80 gig ps3 in which you will not be able to play PS2 games on any more that feature has been taken away
As far as I know the company who created the game is releasing a patch for it. btw what firmware you on? If you want further information go to your country of origin SONY WEB SITE technical support forum and they will be happily answer your questions. http://community.eu.playstation.com/forumdisplay.php?f=147