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14 Sep 2009
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PS3 Slim BD Fault Already ?

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Just wondered if anyone had seen this particular behaviour before, found a youtube vid that demonstrates it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JRH9Zlvrh8

 

The vid shows exactly the problem i have, on a slim though. You'll need to turn the volume up to hear it, it is quite loud really. Its also accompanied by hd thrashing which you can see on the vid.

 

Pretty sure its a fault and i'm going to return it, just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.

 

 

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what is a slim
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Not happened to my slim yet but it used to happen to my 40gb, the only issue i have noticed with my slim is the humming noise other than that it performs great
Edit: Noticed that it only made that sound whenever i played uccharted
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Tell the guy that made the vid to close his window as you can't hear a thing with the Waffen-S.S. goose stepping outside
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I would say thats more a dirty disc and the drive head is trying to read it.
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Firefox2000 wrote:
I would say thats more a dirty disc and the drive head is trying to read it.

 

Thats what i thought at first, but the discs it does it on are clean, one of them brand new.

 

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Sounds perfectly normal to me. Mine does the same its just the drive reading the disc?
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It's not a fault!

Honestly, all PS3s do it, it's just the way the PS3's drive works. The PS2 sounded exactly the same when loading games. :Thumbs:

 

EDIT: I just found out that the noise is from when the laser moves back and forward to read different parts of the disc. Obviously not a problem then.

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Yeah, i know its just the BD seek noise, but it goes on for several minutes accompanied by HD thrashing, and it only occurs sometimes on initial load of a game then stops and returns to normal.

 

Its as though the ps3 is doing some kind of temporary install of game data.

 

 

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Found another vid, can't see if the HD is thrashing on this one but the sounds better.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKkXrksa96g

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Its normal. Its all to do with the content index on the disc. Depending on the devs, the index list will be different for every game. An example would be the game Folklore. Its index runs along in a pretty constant manor, imagine the Alphabet. With Folklore the index of the disc reading goes in order from A to Z. Compare this to FIFA 09 and you have a whole new running disjointed order. In tern, you will find FIFA 09 runs the laser alot more, changing its location rapidly, making the sound from the drive very noticeable.
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Just to confirm its doing it intermittently on some games. Midnight club LA for example, i'll load it up and it all works fine. I'll load it another time and it starts thrashing the HD and you get lots of BD seek noise for several minutes. Even if you start the game it still continues, i'm sure its not normal.

 

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Unfortunately i dont have that game so maybe someone could compare with you whilst playing the same game. My drive is noisy. You can even hear it turn the drive off when its finished reading the disc, eg i quit game leave the disc in the drive while on XMB.
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When you insert a BD with high graphics suck as UNCHARTED it makes noise but when you insert other game like fifa,sonic,motorstorm etc. It does not make noise, If u think am lying try it and see.
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It's the game, not the PS3.

The first Motorstorm made one heck of a racket, I was almost afraid to play it it made the BR drive work so hard just playing the intro's.

And what exactly is a "thrashing HD" ? A HD reads and writes, it's not some sort of posessed fish trying to escape from your PS3 !

Being a bit melodramatic here I think ?
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