Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My (80gbPS3) does not want to read my games i got the error that it would not read any disc-80010514.Everything else worked but just wouldn't read my games.I been a hardcare gamer for Sony sinces i got (PS3)& i have had my (PS3) for a year so i have no warranty.so i have to pay $150 to get it fixed & i have spent over $900 on it.Why can't they just fix it like Microsoft did for Xbox360 owners.
Gamerevolver.comrecently ran into the the dreaded 80010514 error shortly afterinstalling a new game they had purchased off the PlayStation Store anddecided to document it. Here is what the have to say…
Since this error occurred, we obviously contacted SonySupport. We were informed that the code is not common, and a simplereset of the system, and restoral of factory settings should do thetrick. Unfortunately, after the restoral, the error still occurred.
The error code is actually one of two things, a) afaulty sector on the internal hard drive, or b) a faulty installationof software/firmware, both iterations actually coincide with eachother.If the hard drive suffers a faulty sector ( a section of damaged spaceon the drive that data may have been written to that no longer isreadable), an installation may still be processed, and even work, butthe error can cause some serious side effects, such as option b. Ifyour PS3 has installed an item incorrectly, including firmware, it isin high risk of receiving this error.
Basically, what is occuring is the corruption of game discrecognition and execution. If you will notice, in 90% of all cases, thedrive will still play DVD and even Blu Ray movies with no problems.When trying to start a game however, the title, sooner or later, willreceive the error.
1) Ensure that your internet connection is stable.If you are using a wireless connection, make sure your signal is atleast a solid 80%. If not, make the proper adjustments until it is.
2) Dust your machine regularly. Any PS3 owner willtell you that the Playstation 3 is a dust magnet. Just run a dry clothover it every couple days, and you should be fine. This will helpprevent heat issues and shorts that may occur.
3) When installing firmware and/or software, makesure you follow the instructions. Even if you have installed 6 versionsprior, each one is different, and may require additional steps. Saveyourself the headache and just follow them, it only takes a minute orso longer to do it right.
Lets sum it all up, the error is not hardware related and is causeddue to corruption of firmware. Restoring you PS3 will not roll back thefirmware, and unfortunately will not fix the issue 9 times out of 10. If you are receiving this error, contact Sony for a replacement unit. Again I hope none of my readers have to see the dreaded 80010514 error and by following Gamerevolver.com’s simple steps your bound to prolongue the life of your PS3 indefinitely.
If u have access to another hard drive, try replacing the ps3 one with this one, if not, back to Sony it is.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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