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03 Feb 2009
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I just got a problem with playing Blue ray movies on my PS3. I've looked through the messages, and somone suggested that I went back to factory adjustments. I just did, and now I still can't play blueray dvd's but I get a message that an error 80029940 have occured. Does anybody know what this means, and how I may fix that problem?
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Go into you're settings and find Super-White

If it's on then turn it off.

This is a known error on the PS3 that should be fixed ASAP!

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OK, I just tried that, and it didn't work. It still won't play any blueray dvd. It actually aleady was turned off.

Any other suggestions? Are there any place I could find what the error code means?

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Try resetting you're system settings!

Does this happend to all BD Movies or just some?

Many people have had the errors and they just try some other disc and it works

I don't know exactly what the error means but it has to do with BD Read error!

 

PS: Google is a good thing!

 

You can also check this forum topic here: PS3 Forums

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Thnx

I've googled around, and found some suggestions, but so far no one works. I just wrote the question here to ask if anybody had another solution, or maby an explanation. I haven't tried the fix suggested from It_is_Me_iT on the american forum.

 

PS!

Just got a mail from a forum that states the the 80029940 message means that the blue ray is defect and have to be replaced :-( Bummer

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ZeFlo wrote:

 

PS!

Just got a mail from a forum that states the the 80029940 message means that the blue ray is defect and have to be replaced :-( Bummer


Hm very strange many people who had the error just waitied some time (maybe for a new FW) then it

started working again!

 

Good luck to you!

If you're warranty is out you can buy a replacement BD Optical block online!

Here's one store who has it: PS3 BD Optical block

It's easy to change!

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Thnx.

I'll C if I can replace it.

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If you have another account without the firmware update go to that account and watch the movie or just creat another account without the update it has nothing to do with the disk but if u didnt do the update you put it in and its still not working you need to either clean the disk or get a new one

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Det var da en værre gang vrøvl - en firmware opdatering ligger i din maskines bios og har intet med konti at gøre, for at kunne have en konto uden en firmware af en bestemt model, ville det kræve en hel anden maskine.

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It is not deffect just go into system settings and restore system settings or factory settings and it will take a few minutes but it lets your system play Blue rays again, atleast it did for me hope it helps ^•_•^ Thumbs up if it did
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Thanks this worked for me mate. Just trying to watch Godfather 2 when it popped up. However, for some reason it was already off and I turned it on and it worked. Hope this works for other people out there. :)


vicheous wrote:

Go into you're settings and find Super-White

If it's on then turn it off.

This is a known error on the PS3 that should be fixed ASAP!


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You can also try these guys out :D

http://www.psxcare.com/section.php?xSec=124&xPage=1

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Hey...yeah I had the same problem..got that error code.once I put in a br.so I look up whent to settings and change super white off.. So far it works fine....thanks a lot....add tag. Gorditolindo91
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I have also been receiving this error code 80029940 when attempting to play new and old, DVD or BluRay discs. I was astonished and bewildered considering the many solutions I had had to try before ending up at this rather odd but very effective method of avoiding this error code. Most said to check the disc for scratches, dust etc. and after that to turn off Super-White, to check the airflow and clean the vents and other probable and much more likely solutions. I tried all and I felt like I had failed.... until..

 

I took out the BluRay disc and PLACED THE PS3 VERTICALLY ON IT'S SIDE and reinserted the disc. It played like a cute puppy and I truelly did not believe it!

I tried it with another disc, a DVD which had previously been just as stubborn. To my surprise and delight it also worked a treat.

Please give feedback if this also worked for you!

 

Lösung?
Ich werde nicht alles von oben übersetzten aber dafür komme ich gleich zum Punkt!

 

Stellen Sie die PS3 vertikal (Hochkantig) und legen Sie die DVD/BluRay hinein. Bei mir hat es gut geklappt, was habt ihr für Erfahrung?

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I just had that exact error (80029940) all i did was go to System Settings>>Restore Settings>>and did it and now my blue ray discs will play ^•_•^ Thumbs up if it helps plz


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I tried turning super white off, nothing, restored settings, nothing. Finally saw another post in a different forum mentioned take out your Ethernet cable and Bingo! Seems the bd is trying to connect to the net and failing.
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How I fixed it was I checked my disk and I saw it was dirty so I cleaned it put it back in and it worked
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It appears to be an internet issue; I first restored the default settings and tried to play the blu-ray again.
This time it asked if it's ok to access the internet for playing extra content, first time I denied and it played fine.
The second time I allowed internet access and the error code popped up again.
You can change the setting to allow or confirm internet connection when playing BD-video's under video-settings.
After I changed it back to give a confirmation before playing, and deny internet access when playing a BD-video, it all works fine :D

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Try cleaning the disk. We just got this error and then cleaned the disk and it worked after that.
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Just had the same error code. I restored factory settings and BD works fine now, thankfully
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Try cleaning your disk, it worked for me
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