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Foster City (CA) - A mysterious Playstation 3 error has reporedly caused problems for some users during faulty firmware installations, but Sony has said it isn't "aware of this issue."

The error could potentially cause fatal problems with the PS3 and corrupt the hard drive, according to media reports.

A handful of PS3 owners have reported receiving the error code 80010514, reports Game Revolver. The problem is apparently linked to a contamination in the hard drive and/or a faulty firmware installation.

Sony warns that any interruptions during a firmware upgrade or other processes related to the PS3 hard drive could cause serious problems.

However, there is some question to the validity of the claims. A Sony spokesperson told Eurogamer, "I've spoken to our Customer Services department and they aren't aware of this issue with the PS3."

To prevent the kind of damage reported by this error code, Sony advises users to keep their PS3 in an open space to prevent overheating, and make sure the power connection is reliable.
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post #2 of 10
Maybe these people had a power failure during a firmware update or something.
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A handful of PS3 owners
Enough said
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Obviously this is NOTHING like ROD and will most likely never be due to the fact its a software error probably caused by people who mistakenly shut down the PS3 during the update.

It shouldn't be hard to fix. Hell, it may even just be the hard drive that is bad.
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Enough said
I think a lot of people are just looking for the PS3's "RRoD".
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I think a lot of people are just looking for the PS3's "RRoD".
I couldn't agree more. But i doubt they will ever see it

That wasn't a fanboy statement i'm just saying it's evident already that the PS3 is actually of quality build!

I am very impressed with mine although i am on my second one.....
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Well there was that "Yellow Light of Dead" problem... Although there again it only happened to handful of persons... Hell even the Wii had more hardware problems than the PS3 because of Smash Brawl's double layer disc that some Wii couldn't read!
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Obviously this is NOTHING like ROD and will most likely never be due to the fact its a software error probably caused by people who mistakenly shut down the PS3 during the update.

It shouldn't be hard to fix. Hell, it may even just be the hard drive that is bad.
Yeah haven't you allready had two ROD's? the only problem I've heard from PS3 users are the Blue-ray reader corrupts and the YMOD
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As long as it's covered by warranty then whatever. Not even close to the 360 issues. (I just recently took the fan off the back of my 360 because the damned thing was so loud, and I figure that if it breaks I don't use it enough to care so I'll just let MS fix it.)
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
As long as it's covered by warranty then whatever. Not even close to the 360 issues. (I just recently took the fan off the back of my 360 because the damned thing was so loud, and I figure that if it breaks I don't use it enough to care so I'll just let MS fix it.)
Exceptional thinking.
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