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PS3 is not reading discs

The error showing on the PS3 is (80010514) and it is not reading any discs the console is just over a year old. Can you inform me if this can be resolved. I do believe from my son's pals that this is a common problem.

Jayne Barr

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  • PAKID Dec 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem, after installing 2.53 on my PS3, I am getting "an error occurred during the start operation (80010514)" and can not get any game to load. It froze up playing COD W@W after I did the updated and that was it.


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  • Hess_2006 Jan 09, 2009

    I too have version 2.53 and my ps3 has quit reading discs.  I played fallout 3 for 10 hours or so then it froze.  When i restarted the system it loaded the disc and froze again.  Now it no longers loads any blue ray movies or games.  I never had this problem before 2.53.  


  • tsan715 Jan 09, 2009

    Yup, same here... I was playing Bioshock when the screen went black and froze. After restarting my PS3 it quit reading any kind of disk. After a bit of research, it seems the only option is to have it serviced. Hopefully it wont take too long to get fixed.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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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

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My son has a PS3 which was just a year old in October 08 there is an error appearing (80010514) and it is not reading the discs. Please can you inform me is there any way this can be rectified by myself without sending the whole console away.

I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards
Jayne Barr

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