The latest firmware update from Sony brings a few new features, but might be causing Blu-ray playback problems in a number of PS3s.
Just a few months ago we ran a story about firmware update 3.0 which seemed to be causing a lot of trouble for owners. It seems that the newest firmware, 3.15, is doing much of the same.
Many PS3 owners are reporting that after upgrading to 3.15, their systems won’t play Blu-ray movies or PS3 games. According to the reports, the problem will crop up during a game. The system will freeze and then when it is restarted, it will not recognize the discs.
There are two patterns emerging from the reports. The first is that most people are playing Modern Warfare 2 when the freeze happens. It’s not clear whether that particular game is part of the problem though. It’s one of the most popular games for the system, so it could just be coincidental.
The second is that the issue doesn’t seem to be affecting newer systems like the PS3 slim. The most common models being reported appear to be the 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB models. Sony has not yet commented on the problem.
Source: Official Playsation Forums
(Thanks for the tip Polux06!)