on 25-07-2010 11:11 AM
ok..sounds like a blu-ray drive failure..use your warranty ..
On a side note (and we've been here before) , hardware does from time to time fail .....
Not seeming to gloat, as I know people on here who I have respect for have had YLOD and other related hardware failure but.....
I, like many others, still own a launch 60gb, got mine in April 2007, which makes it 3 years and 3 months old , and it' still is ticking along fine. I was actually amazingly surprised as I recently moved and it was tbh the first time I had moved it from where it had been for the last 3+ years (subject to routine cleaning and dusting) and it still looks in pristine condition.
Not sure if this helps but some tips on what I do that seem to have helped the longevity of the hardware.
1/ Keep it clean and dust free. Dust regularly, keep the vents clean and from time to time use a vacuum on low power to keep the vents clean. (low means low !!)
2) keep it well ventilated and watch your temperatures......heat, cold, humidity and condensation are not your friends..and can damage not only your house but your equipment.
3/ While it may be hard, don't play for uber log periods. Ok I've had some 5 hour+ sessions on some games , but hey we all sleep and take a break....so switch off from time to time. I always completely shut down my launch and don't leave in standby...something I don't think you can do on the new slims.
4) Eject those disks. I never leave a disk in when finished. I always eject. Not sure if this helps, but I haven't had a read failure to date. And yeah I use my machine for games and movies regularly.
5) Be patient and think before you flick switches. Ok...I've had freezes..but stop and think before you flick the power switch or hammer buttons. A soft reset will normally sort you out.
6) Keep your disks clean and look at what you are putting in. It amazes me how some people treat their disk based media. If it's covered in crap and scratched to heck...you reap what you sow imo.
7) Try not to move it around....I know hard..but any movement or knocks or bangs may do some damage...
This won't avoid a failure waiting to happen...hey, I'm more than prepared for mine to give up the ghost now, but I continue to treat it with the respect it had on the day I got it.....it if does fail now I think I've had my money's worth and I'll buy a new model.....but what stuff is worth is subjective. For me over 3 years for a piece of launch hardware is good going imo...
Blaming firmware imo is a huge fail when the majority of people have no issue.
26-07-2010 01:56 AM - edited 26-07-2010 01:58 AM
on 26-07-2010 06:45 AM
@smelck: That is really good advice I too do all those wydle things
But then again, we are members of, "The Self Preservation Society" .... So... "Get your skates on mate, and those plates of meat..."
lol....that we are Skeefer ...
on 27-07-2010 01:13 PM
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