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80010514 error code

I was in the middle of a game it froze i took the disk out put it back in worked for a while then stoped reading the disk. i shut the system down then tried agian it wouldnt read the game anymore or any game that was blue-ray. i reformated the playstation wich took 4 hrs, and then it started the game after but only lasted for a little while and now im back to were i was 4 hours ago. ohhh and i also have the new updated version to. 2.01. thnax. I have error message 80010514 on my playstation 3 screen .. machine started to load up when it was restarted.. however it went back to not reading ANY discs at all .. blu ray or not.. ive gone inside and cleaned the lens but still no disc will play... it starts to play but then idles at a blank screen..
i need it fixed

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  • beamo82 Jan 21, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem, I have contacted sony and they are sending me a reconditioned one, this might be your best bet I've had mine for 18 months and no problems until now. I suspect a download has coursed this fault

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The error code is actually one of two things, a) a faulty sector on the internal hard drive, or b) a faulty installation of software/firmware, both iterations actually coincide with eachother. If the hard drive suffers a faulty sector ( a section of damaged space on the drive that data may have been written to that no longer is readable), an installation may still be processed, and even work, but the error can cause some serious side effects, such as option b. If your PS3 has installed an item incorrectly, including firmware, it is in high risk of receiving this error.

Basically, what is occuring is the corruption of game disc recognition and execution. If you will notice, in 90% of all cases, the drive will still play DVD and even Blu Ray movies with no problems. When trying to start a game however, the title, sooner or later, will receive the error.

1) Ensure that your internet connection is stable. If you are using a wireless connection, make sure your signal is at least a solid 80%. If not, make the proper adjustments until it is.

2) Dust your machine regularly. Any PS3 owner will tell you that the Playstation 3 is a dust magnet. Just run a dry cloth over it every couple days, and you should be fine. This will help prevent heat issues and shorts that may occur.

3) When installing firmware and/or software, make sure you follow the instructions. Even if you have installed 6 versions prior, each one is different, and may require additional steps. Save yourself the headache and just follow them, it only takes a minute or so longer to do it right.

The error is not hardware related and is caused due to corruption of firmware. Restoring you PS3 will not roll back the firmware, and unfortunately will not fix the issue 9 times out of 10. If you are receiving this error, contact Sony for a replacement unit.

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