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Loading error 8001002b

Some kind of loading error

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  • Swenz Sep 25, 2008

    I just got Star Wars Unleashed for the PS3. Played it a few times.  Then out of the blue put it in one day and now it won't work. Just says Error 8001002B.  What happened?  What should I do?

  • treninger Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my PS3 Star Wars game and it seems like everyone has had this problem, I didn't save mine with any cheats though?  And if re-formatting is the only answer I'm not sure how to even do that? 

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    ps3

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    i just rented the star wars game out and it comes up "an error occurred during the start operation" please help asap

  • wolfey 1245 Nov 28, 2008

    hey i got COD world at war 4 days ago it was workin fine then i went to play it again it starts loading then the screen goes blank
    please help

  • joedestro Jan 16, 2009

    I have a similar issue....When I play games or DVD's, they work for the first couple of minutes, then the game softly freezes.... the picture doesn't freeze, but the game does. After I hit reset, I dont see the Game as an option in the menu any longer... so then I turned off the system from the switch in the back and turned it back on. Now it sees the Game in the menu, but when I load it, it gives me an 800 error and the game doesnt load.... Do I just need to replace the Blu-Ray Lens?

  • joedestro May 11, 2010

    Yes, I think you are correct... so I went and bought a new lens tray for the PS3 and when I went to install it, I noticed the flat wires are different sizes and are different then my PS3.. so now I have to figure out how to find out the exact version and return this unit... It seems really easy to replace it you are a fairly technical person. It did cost 65.00, which was cheaper then Sony which wanted 150.00.... but when it is all said and done, it may have been easier sending it to sony after trying to figure out which lens to buy... and sony will NOT help you.....

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I was having this problem with GTA IV from GameFly, it was working fine for the first few days, then got the 8001002B error. After searching the PS3 forums, I found out it was a "Dirty disc" error. I wiped the disc down, put it back in my ps3, and it worked fine.

Check your discs if you are having this problem and see if you have smudges/scratches/etc. If not, then it may be your reader in your ps3.

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I have the same problem. My games do not work or Blu-Ray movies. see a pattern???? Yes its the blue laser it has stop reading to a point. I have diasembled my PS3 and have watched the lasers and what they are doing the blue laser goes to the first point of the game or movie and then when it tries to go to the next it skips over and over. The blue laser and red are in the same lens red will continue to work it has no problems. Red lasers have been out forever. Blu-Ray is still new thats why. S#^t happens you cant prevent it unless you come up with a better blue laser or beat sony to the next step RED,BLUE,GREEN laser the ultimate High definition. So to answer the question go to ebay search Playstation 3 bluray laser and buy it and install it. costs around $80-90. or call sony to do the samething and pay $200 or more your choice. option A for experienced option B for the noobs. EnJoY

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I just took out the disc, cleaned it and then it worked perfectly!

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I replaced my Blu-Ray lens again, but this time with the RIGHT model number that was on the tray, and it seems to be working fine now,,, :-)

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OK LOOK WT HAPPEND TO UR PS3 IS A MANYS GLTICH TROUGH THE BLUE RAY LASER WELL U **** THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A SOLUTION 4 THAT IS BYING A NEW LASER THAT COST MORE THEN $100 NEW ONE OR JUST SEL URS PS3 WITH PARTS FOR EBAY I SOLD MINES PARTS FOR $245 AND I BOUH A NEW ONE FOR $299 60 GB BETTER THEN NOTHING MY OLD ONE WAS ONLY 40GB LOL GAT A BETTER ONE SOO HAPPYyyyyyyyyy...

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If you have played a game using cheats and saved it after the game prompts a warning that "saving this game may cause memory errors." then you need to format that file. for me it was a ps2 game and i saved it while using a cheat got the warning and saved it anyway. wouldnt load my COD 4 game all the way so i formatted the ps2 file and reset defaults, all is well.

later, hope it helps
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SOURCE: an error occured during the start operation. error

This error code means disk unreadable, clean up the disk, try also to avoid scratching the disk and to touch the disk with your fingers.

Hold the eject button for a few seconds till you hear a loud sound, this
does clean the blu-ray drive.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

SOURCE: 8001002b error

i got the same problem started yesterday... u need to call sony something about error 80010514 caused by the recent update.

im so vex its incredible.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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