This message is not a hardware failure – I bought a new laser and laser chassis and did a direct replacement but still got the same message (Yes it was the right part number etc etc). This error is caused by a firmware update from Sony. You can’t reset the firmware once you have downloaded and installed it, even if you do a full system reset to factory settings the new firmware version will stay on there. You can’t roll back the firmware as some of the newer games rely on it for their features to work. In other words you are fucked and Sony refuse to acknowledge that they have broken your machine.
If you have warranty then great – get them to fix it or replace it for free. If you don’t have warranty then you can pay them a shit load of money to fix it or replace it. If you are feeling brave then you can try to fix it yourself as I did but you will most likely run out of things to fix and be left wondering how you are supposed to fix the firmware.
Some have reported fixing this error by doing the following:
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
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
If the Blu-ray Disc does not support 1080p 24Hz video mode, the video output may not display properly. Go to [BD 1080p 24Hz Output(HDMI)] under (Settings) > [BD/DVD Settings] and select “Off. It worked fine 4 me, for now anyway.
Frontier Elite II was released in 1984 as a sequel to Elite. It was a massive step forward in gaming and the first realistic + enjoyable space simulator made. It was not just about shooting other spaceships, the main aim was to build up your wealth and status as a spaceship commander.
FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE
Frontier Elite II Game Cover
One of the main things I remember from playing Frontier Elites II as a child is the music and how well it fitted in with space travel. It changed depending on what you were doing like when docking Blue Danube would play reminding you of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey while leaving hyperspace would play Grieg – Hall of the Mountain King making you feel a bit uneasy as you jetted away from your hyperspace cloud before pirates could track you down and open fire! Here is the full list:
-In The Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
-Frontier Main Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Baba Yaga – Modest Mussorgsky
-Night on Bare Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
-Frontier Second Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner
-The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss II
-The Great Gates of Kiev – Modest Mussorgsky
FRONTIER ELITE II TIPS
At the beginning of the game sell everything on your ship including the drive, scanner, automatic pilot etc… Then fit a passenger cabin. Go to the bulletin board and take on the first job for transporting someone somewhere. When They are on board your ship, go to the new and reconditioned ships section and select to buy a ship that costs less then yours is worth (you’ll know this because the price will be a minus figure). Then click on buy and the message ‘You can not buy a new ship with passengers on board’ will appear. But they will give you the trade in price anyway. If you keep clicking on the buy button they will keep giving you the money for the ship and you can get really rich!
Frontier: First Encounters (FFE) is the third in a science-fiction game series, all of them set in the same universe. This universe is shown to the player as a fully 3D virtual reality-view through the windows of a spacecraft of your choice. This universe contains other ships to interact with, space stations to dock with, planets to land on, etc.
Your ?rst vision of the Galaxy is the starport of Old Blackelk on the planet Hope, a terraformed planet with a jungle-based ecosystem in the solar system of Gateway (so called because it is the natural entry point to the group of systems banded together to make the Alliance of independent Systems).
FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE
Frontier Elite II Game Cover
No walkthroughs/tips submitted for this game yet – be the first to submit one on the junglebiscuit.com forums
Elite: Dangerous is a game that is currently in production and shall be the fourth game in the Elite series. It is basically a space simulation game where the player is able to pick their own role be it a trader, explorer, miner, pirate, bounty hunter or combat pilot. Frontier have been trying to gather funds for this project for many years but were unable until they decided to do it through Kickstarter. Elite is due to be released in March 2014 on Windows.
The aim of the game is to “Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally – trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.”
There are three major factions, the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Players can also compete in galaxy-wide faction challenges and contribute by completing mission goals and earn rewards. The outcome determines faction powers, territorial control, and what each faction does next.
Player status and rank
There are four player status levels, for combat, CQC Championship, exploration and trading, depending on accomplishments. Certain status or rank can grant access to a number of systems which require a permit. Benefits of some systems include ship discount prices.
I’ve recently been asked this question:
Just wanted a bit of advice really, looking to buy a new hd tv and have just noticed you can get a tv/monitor combo, i have had a little look into the split screen and how it works, but don’t know a lot about it. I’ve found a monitor i like, i want a tv with freeview, but something i can still plug my xbox into, any idea if i could run dual monitors through my pc while easily changing to a tv when need be….
Here is my response:
Hello, there are many ways to connect your pc to your tv and use it as a “dual monitor”. Probably the most common way is to use an s-video output from your pc to your tv. You need to see what video output your pc or graphics card has first of all. Probably has a VGA output (the blue one you plug your monitor into) and maybe a DVI output (the white weird looking one). S-video outputs are small roundish sockets.
The TV you linked has a few ways to interface:
Interfaces: 1 x VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x HDMI – 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x component video input ¦ 2 x SCART – 21 pin SCART ¦ 1 x DVI-D – 24 pin digital DVI
Your job is to get a cable that will link that tv to your pc! I use ebay as it is nice and cheap. I see it has a DVI interface so you could use DVI to DVI cable if you pc also has a DVI port. You also have a VGA port on the TV so could use VGA to VGA cable or you can even get a DVI to VGA cable depending what your pc has.
I’m not sure what the xbox has port wise as i’m a ps3 guy but I assume it has a HDMI port, the HDMI port on the TV will probably be the best way to link your xbox up to it but means you will need to buy another cable from ebay if your xbox didn’t come with one.
Once your have the two machines connected in any of the ways above the actual process of making them work as a dual monitor is normally the easy bit. With newer versions of windows/graphics cards it may autodetect, Otherwise you just need to find your monitor options and switch it into dual monitor mode.
I have run many dual monitors using most of the above methods and it takes some messing about sometimes but its a good thing to do if your up to the job! Hope this helps and let me know if you need anymore info.