PS3 keeps on freezing in games and sometimes just doesnt load them
  • I just joined the sight and hope you can help me....My PS3 keeps on playing up because when I put modern warfare 2 in it begins to play ok but when i start to play online it freezes either after 1 game or when it is about to load into a game.

    It also sometimes doesn't read my games when I put them in and I often spend some time putting it on and off until it finally picks up the disc. Also when I put in cod waw disc i try to start the game and it comes up the error code 80010514.

    I have tried rebuilding the database and that hasn't worked I also updated it to the most recent update available.

    I have begin thinking it could be a problem with the disc reader however the games do work to begin with but then tend to stop working after a period of time.

    I hope it isnt too major a problem and i hope you can help!!
  • That particular error usually means a hardware failure of some sort, either the file system the PS3 uses being messed up or something doing with the blu-ray. To see if it is the file system you can try this process to have it re-done to the PS3:

    If you can, I suggest you back up your PS3 first. The menu that you will access to can fully erase your PS3 if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…
    The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
    You access it by
    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)
    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)
    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
    You will now have a screen with these options (I have attached a picture of this screen below)
    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System
    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.
    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.
    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive.
    However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory which is corrupted thus fixing the problem

    If this doesn't work you may need to contact Sony regarding possible repair work.
  • If I pick this option will I lose any of my game save files?
    If so could you tell me how to back these up so I dont lose them?
    My friend also said it may be a loose wire in which case I would need to send it to Sony?
    I Dont think this could be the problem because it is constantly occuring but in the same pattern which a loose wire wouldnt be the case
  • To back up your game saves just plug in a USB thumb drive to one of the USB ports, highlight the game saves you want to keep and hit the triangle button. Select copy on the menu that comes up.
  • ok I will try that thanks
  • I tried that and it didnt fix my problem now my disc dont read at all it just comes up the loading circle thing at the top right hand corner it continues to load and doesnt appear :( please are there any other options on this menu I can try that would help me??
    I backed up the system so that wont worry me if I need to delete the memory in order to fix my problem!!
    I hope there is a solution
  • I used Google with your error code 80010514 and came up with what Lyndon did. I don't want to c/p anything just in case it's wrong. If you want to do a bit of research on the code you may find your answer.