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Error 80029906 and error 80029941 on playstation 3

Hi, Im having a problem with these errors for the last month or so on my console. Sometimes a game will play and after an hour it will stop and error will appear on the screen.Other times the disc will not load at all. This includes dvd`s and games. If you have any idea can you please help .
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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    well when i put in a dvd RW disc the ps3 will says this video cannot be played (80029941)

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I had similar problems with my console. I could play DVDs fine. Games would start, usually, and then freeze. Blue ray movies would give me the 80029906 error.

I tried every fix I could find on the Internet, but nothing helped. My system is no longer under warrantee, and spending $148 to get a refurb back from Sony, regardless of the actual issue, bothered me to no end.

I finally found a company, videogame911.com, which specializes in game system repair. Basically, I went to their website and created a service request, then shipped my PS3 to them (3 days with UPS Ground). The same day they received it, I got an update from them with their inspection results (bad blu-ray player) and an estimate for repair and return shipping costs. The repair and return shipping were $154. I authorized the repair and paid online, and they had my console fixed and shipped back the next day.

The whole process took about a week to complete, my console is working like a champ, and most importantly, I got MY console back.

Granted, the cost was a couple of bucks higher then what Sony would have charged me. However, given that the problem could have been something else, such as a dirty lens or something, there was a good possibility that the actual repairs could have been cheaper. And, unlike with Sony, I didn't loose a single file off of my hard drive.

Hope that helps.

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The problem is the encoding of the file you are trying to play. if encoded incorrectly your going to get this message. the real blu-rays and dvd wont create this error. if you have home movies that you would like to put on a disc and play, if not done correctly would trigger this. an esay software to use is convertxdvd. easy to use and only around $50. very easy to use.

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Update your system software. Here is information on the software update.

http://www.us.playstation.com/ps3/about/systemupdate

hope this helps!

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