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Old 10-19-2011, 09:44 PM
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motherf............................."!!!!! this is my 3rd ps3 now !!!!! (luckily I buy them at Costco).... same thing with all the slims. they work fine for about 6 months then when I insert a dvd to play it makes a whirring sound (really loud, you can hear it from like 15 feet away). almost like a mix between a whirring and grinding noise as the disc loads. once it stops loading it sounds fine. and this is not the normal whir that the ps3 makes when it loads dvds. I never had an issue with my ps3 fat for 2 years, but ALL teh slims I've had have had this issue in about 6 months from purchase
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:40 PM
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That sucks man. Sorry for your luck. Knock on wood I still have my release date 60GB PS3 and it's still going strong.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:56 PM
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yeah, this baby is going back to costco this afternoon. not sure whether I wanna risk another ps3 or not . Just get another blu ray player for my dvd/blu watching and use another ps3 for my gaming and streaming or just get another blu player for everything and get rid of the ps3 once and for all. I am almost dead certain they put a lower quality disc drive in the slim systems.

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:49 PM
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That is because you are putting in really cheap thin dvd's. This happens in a computer drive as well. Porn dvd's are like that. If you look at the disks you will see that they are like half as thick and much lighter. The disks are not designed to be spun up to 16x speed.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:45 PM
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huh??? sorry I'm computer tech and that makes NO sense whatesoever, all discs are pressed with factory specifications to a specified thickness. NONE of my dvds are any thinner than the rest (except comparing a single layer discs to a dual layer disc). I'm putting in normal retail dvds. some of them from the SAME boxset will grind, others will not. plus how could I play the same dvds months before and not have them do the grinding thing inside the player. yet boom a few days ago those same discs (and random other ones) will do that. I'm sorry but it's a drive issue NOT a dvd issue. Those same discs that grinded in my my last ps3 DIDN'T grind in the new ps3 ... up until 2 days ago. Like I said, this is a hardware failure NOT a dvd issue. otherwise EVERY player would cause this problem if the discs weren't meant to be spun like that (and these discs work just fine in my standalone player on my other tv)
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That's exactly what I do. I have 2 LG BH200's that I've had for 4 years now, which I use just for BD watching (as well as the handful of HD DVD's that I still have). PS3 is strictly for gaming. I think I've extended it's life by reducing the use of the system. I also like to get systems on release date. Every system that I've bought on release date has never failed me for whatever reason, and that includes the Xbox 360 Core system that I still have.
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yeah, this baby is going back to costco this afternoon. not sure whether I wanna risk another ps3 or not . Just get another blu ray player for my dvd/blu watching and use another ps3 for my gaming and streaming or just get another blu player for everything and get rid of the ps3 once and for all. I am almost dead certain they put a lower quality disc drive in the slim systems.
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That's exactly what I do. I have 2 LG BH200's that I've had for 4 years now, which I use just for BD watching (as well as the handful of HD DVD's that I still have). PS3 is strictly for gaming. I think I've extended it's life by reducing the use of the system. I also like to get systems on release date. Every system that I've bought on release date has never failed me for whatever reason, and that includes the Xbox 360 Core system that I still have.
yeah, I'll probably grab a $30-$40 dvd player from costco to supplement my ps3. this tv only is used for streaming stuff to my ps3, gaming and dvds. 99% of my blu-rays I use on my projector with a standalone player
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Well that is not what I have seen. I have some cheapy dvd's that are indeed half the thickness of regular dvd's. When you place them in a standard dvd player that spins them at a normal speed they are just fine. However when I put them into my laptop or slims drive they drive will spin at high speed making a horrible sound until the disk is identifed as a video dvd and then slows to standard.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:54 PM
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hmm, I've actually never seen any of those. the dvds that do it in mine don't do that in my pc either. they are standard retail big title dvds. they won't cause ANY problems until my ps3 slim decides to go south, then they will do this consistently and won't do it in any other player (including my computer drive, tested to make sure) and it's actually not the disc, I'm almost dead certain. the disc looks flawless afterwards, not like it's rattling around and bumping things but rather like it's gears or something mechanical inside the ps3
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hmm, I've actually never seen any of those. the dvds that do it in mine don't do that in my pc either. they are standard retail big title dvds. they won't cause ANY problems until my ps3 slim decides to go south, then they will do this consistently and won't do it in any other player (including my computer drive, tested to make sure) and it's actually not the disc, I'm almost dead certain. the disc looks flawless afterwards, not like it's rattling around and bumping things but rather like it's gears or something mechanical inside the ps3
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