Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Does any of you know if this error is due to software issues (including firmware) or is it hardware (Blu-ray lense or drive)... and is it fixable or only option is sending it in to Sony for service?
The solution to this error "80010514" is to restore the file system. you have to turn off the ps3. Then press and hold the powr button until it turns off again. Then do the same thing but this time it will make a beep, then it will make a double beep, and as soon as the ps3 makes a double beep release it. Its going to bring up a menu and make sure you press number 3 which is restoring file system. I would recommend going to this webpage which explains everything in better details http://www.ps3blog.co.za/2008/04/10/ps3-error-80010514-explained/
Posted on May 23, 2009
I can confirm the error 80010514 is caused by a defective BR lense. I just got this error last week. After trying to figure out what was going on I could find out the BR lense will not read the disc if it is a BR disc, I inserted a PS2 game and it worked, then inserted the BR disc once again and it was recognized by the PS3 but after trying to load the game I got the 80010514 error again.
I shut down the console and this time it didn't read any of the discs. I purchased the KES-400A replacement lense and replace it myself looking at some videos on youtube.
Right now the console is up and running and probably you would ask why I didn't send it back to Sony. The answer is simple.
My console is the 80GB Motor Storm version. As you may already know this version was discontinued and some features like the card readers, backward compatibilities with PS1 and Ps2 games were removed for the 40G version. If I send back my 80GB console to Sony, they'll send me back a 40G version without the features I just mentioned before, and I didn't pay for a 40G PS3. Another issue is I live in the Dominican Republic and send the console back to the US cost a lot of money, so I decided to fix it myself.
Fix the console isn't the big deal if you have a little knowlegde of electronics. Another thing to consider is to place the components separate so you don't confuse them when assembling the console back togehter.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Just get your lens replaced Sony doesn't have any new lenses for their bluray-drive all the lenses are taken out of broken units. They send them to china to be refurbished, replacing the broken diode with a new one and sending them back to the purchaser ie Sony or any game store that does repairs.
Sony doesn't give you any more warranty after fixing your ps3. most shops give you 3 months warranty and its around 109-124 depending on how urgent you need it including tax.
Sony asked for $190 cad for my ps3 to be fixed so i went to a game store and about 30 min later i had a working ps3.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
I got this error when i tried to play midnightclub l.a. I got a new copy of the disk, same prob. Took the console to gamestation they set it up put in a different mcla game and it worked. Went home tried my copy same error. Just take it into the shop where you bought it from with receipt and ask them to try different copies. hope this helped
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
Please Sign, this may help us all.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Does anyone know the number to ring if you live in ireland, and if ill have to send mine over to the uk to get it fixed?
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
Just got the same error code it will play regular dvds but nothing blueray.......anybody got sony uk phone number...?
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
Mine went today - waited 3 years for GTAIV and my ps3 died.....Sony are replacing it but not for a week!!!! C***S
Posted on May 01, 2008
Videogame911.com can fix your ps3's for only $109.95 so those who dont have a receipt go with them there faster also only takes like 3 days max to fix it check it out its legit
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
Only way to fix it is to send it back to Sony to have them replace it.
Tips to prevent it:
It's taken from Game Revolver.
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.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Since they dont accept written receipts, what can i do know?
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
The problem happened with me
Playing burnout when the game frezze i thought i was a one cuz it happen before. Once i turned ps3 back on it did nt play.So i tried another same result and other same result. So i unplugged the console and lefted it for 12 hours.Came back with an error code.Phoned up sony got through after 15mins and they said they will replaced my console in 3 days (great).
Bottom line got a problem call SONY
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
Has anybody got any ideas of how to fix it ??
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
Sorry everybody your just going to have to send it in to get a new one....it is nothing any person could fix it has to do with the bluray drive...damn you sony you cheap bastards with your faulty s•••!
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
Happened to me too. Haven't got it fixed yet, so do I have to send it away?
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
soz to hear m8 but the same thing happened to me. i put in COD4 and the same error came up. i rung up sony and i posted it off to get fixed. so i hope u still got ur warrenty
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
Try this :http://www.ps3lightsfix.com/?hop=lulu84 it has all the fixes you would ever need. this guy saved me a fortune!
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
I had the same problem (error 80010514) and i read online that the firmware caused a hardware issue. So, i updated the firmware and it works fine. i guess it depends on your situation, but try updating first
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
How much is a new bluray drive please
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
I had similar problem, and after lots of searching on google and youtube videos, and trying almost all solutions and I was remain with the same problem. Lucky enough, from one of the forum someone referred me to this PS3 Bible, which solved my problem, along with other issues with my PS3 console.
You can get your copy from here
Hope this is helpful.
Feel free to message me if you need more help.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Must b niice i dont get an error code... whats all up with the internal error ****..? somethin said about the demonware so could it b with the hurricane comming thru texas..?
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
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