Firmware 2.01 was released last week, and some PLAYSTATION 3 owners started to report their console would not read Blu-Ray discs, along with some not reading DVDs at all. The reports started hitting when gamers upgraded to PLAYSTATION 3 firmware 2.01.
“I inserted Blu Ray Disc into PS3 for first time and movie appeared under video tab. It started to play and i started skipping previews and then all of a sudden screen went blank. I went back to PS3 home screen and tried ejected and inserting Blu Ray movie back into PS3 and the icon fails to appear under the video tab. I then tried DVD and that did not appear either. PS3 Games still work. Please help!”I am currently on the 2.01 update, but have yet to experience anything. Riptens own Derek Matias upgraded as well, and his PLAYSTATION 3 is half-bricked.
Hopefully, Sony is working on a fix. If this happens to you, and you still have warranty, head to your local store and go switch it out if you can't wait. Or call Sony.