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Error code 80010514

I am getting the error code 80010514 when i try to load games. nobody seems to know for sure what the problem is. i cant send to sony as warranty has expired. is this problem fixable or do i need to buy new one? please help!

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I have error code 80010514. i have tried rewritting currupt files and eracing the hard drive. this had no effect. my ps3 will not play most of the games that i own. we recently tried to clean her out. this...

It sounds like the laser in your blu-ray drive is dead. You will need to purchase a replacement diode ( or drive ) and replace it yourself, this usually costs around $70. Or, you can pay $150 and Sony will replace it for you.

Mar 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Every time i try load my playstation 3 game it gives me a loading error with the code 80010514, what could that mean?

Usually this means the Laser Lens is either bad or going out. This is a common problem with these units especially the older units. Sometimes it can be an easy fix and you can open the system up and use a cotton swap and rubbing alcohol to clean the lens. If this does not work you will need a Laser Lens replacement which you can buy online and get relatively cheap on Ebay. If the unit is still under warranty you can send it in to be replaced.

Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Got error code 80010514 after trying play COD online, screen froze now no other games will play


this error code (80010514) is indeed a hardware failure, to be more specific, the Blueray drive has failed and the system will not run like this. If you can still avail the warranty, then sent it back for replacement under warranty. I hope this may help you,

best regards,

Feb 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error code 80010514 displays when i try to load ps3 games or they just dont load at all , ps2 games are fine

Hello Sir

80010514 - An error occured during the start operation; Ps1 game swapped using
the eject function and then play pressed quickly - ps1 game inserted

Oct 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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ERROR CODE 80010514

go to this link and it will explain your error code and how to fix it.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Problem reading games. Occassional error code

It sounds like a typical loading error which would point to 2 main issues.
1. your disc is either dirty or scratched.
2. Your laser is out of alignment and needs to be tuned or replaced

Typically it is the disc that is at fault.

Try to troubleshoot by doing the following.

1. Try another disc. Preferably a new disc as then you can be absolutely sure that the disc is not scratched.
2. Try unplugging all the cables and then plug them back in again making sure they are all firm

If there is still no joy after this it is still possible that your AV connection is damaged. This is rare so if you can get hold of another set of working AV leads that is ideal. Maybe take your unit into the store with your game and see if they can try another set of AV leads with your game, or try your game in their machine.

If you cant get to a store and the first 2 options did not solve the issue you may need to send your unit in to get the laser aligned or replaced.

Hope this has helped

Jul 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error code 80010514

Unfortunately, from what I have read, it looks like you should call Sony. This is a hardware failure code and has nothing to do with firmware. Hopefully the system is still under warranty.

Jun 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error code 80010514

you need to call Sony and tell them about the error..its like the RROD of Xbox360..a hardware failure,most likely with the lens mechanism..i had the same error too and had to pay up to get it repaired..hope your console is under warranty..all the best!regards!

Nov 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Well that error means something is wrong with the laser. I had the same problem with another ps3 and when i replaced the laser it started working again. You can find the laser for sale on a video game repair website for about 60$. Dont try this unless you have some tecnical background though as this can be a bit tricky.

Feb 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 error 80010514

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

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