Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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 .
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.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
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.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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