"Disc Read Failed" (PS3)... weird issues please help

#1CrazyBarbarianPosted 2/19/2013 12:16:41 AM
Hey. Hope you guys can take time to read this and help out:(

Background, bought a brand new ps3 super slim a few weeks ago. Played 2 other games on it before Dark souls (Demon Souls and Ni No Kuni). Never experienced problems on those games or the system otherwise. Started playing Dark Souls on saturday on PS3.

So... at some point during me taking the elevator down from firelink shrine to new londo ruins i notice theres some graphical glitching, i can see through the elevator shaft walls. So i go up and down to see if it dissapears then suddenly disk read error. I reboot ps3 and well, everything seems to be fine, np with save.

Now later, pvping in TOmb of the giants im invading. While invading i get tired of waiting after using the orb so i warp using the bonfire and at the same time i get the invading message, well somehow this doesnt compute well and i end up getting a disk read error again. I figure this is simply a rare occasion. And now today once again going to valley of drakes through the firelink elevator i notice the same glitch. invisible elevator shaft, i press quit to try and reload but instead i get another disk read erro.r and from now on things get messy.

Upon reloading the shaft is weird again but i ignore it and pull the lever and when elevator comes everything is normal. BUT! Down in new londo graphics is weird and alot of stuff is missing, also it seems like the loading symbol is active and by waiting some time most things seem to load. I go to valley of drakes and same thing, but suddenly boom, disk read error. After reloading and walking around the problem persists and another disk read error... now im really worried that the save is corrupt . But to check that theres nothing wrong with the ps3 or game i decide to make a new character

Kill the asylum demon and go to new londo with the new char and valley of drakes, everything seems fine actually. So i decide to load back to my old save and now suddenly things are good again. CAn someone explain what the heck is going on?

1: Can i expect it to work from now on? Did i fix the problem?
2: is it likely that the save game was corrupt after the first disk read error? And how common is this? Is ther something wrong with my copy or ps3 that i should worry bout?
#2Izanagi-OkamiPosted 2/19/2013 2:04:49 AM
Hmmm... that's very odd indeed. Most likely, it's a faulty disc. It shouldn't be the PS3 since it is the newer model and you said it works with Ni No Kuni and Demon's Souls. So, you should try and exchange the game and hope that it works
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#3haarlem1982Posted 2/19/2013 2:10:52 AM
My guess is that it's a temporary graphics glitch, that stayed in the cache of your ps3, which made it reoccur at first, but got overwritten when you created a new character.

Although it is weird, if everything is fine now, I wouldn't worry too much about it untill it starts happening again.
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#4CrazyBarbarian(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 5:46:47 AM
Most appreciated, the cache theory sounds appealing if nothing else, all would be fine, hope it is. otherwise ill return the cd and exchange and hope for the best:) ty
#5SGDonZPosted 2/19/2013 6:06:27 AM
Is the error 80010415? if so, then it's your blu-ray lens that's dirty. I had the same problem. But it's fixed now after i cleaned it. Had to take it all apart lol.
#6CrazyBarbarian(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 6:20:34 AM
Nope just disc read fail and about that, i just got it again while loading to bonfire:( Hope savegame isnt corrupted and that i can just exchange the game:(
#7CrazyBarbarian(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 7:44:33 AM
Okay an update: I went to the store to return the game for a new one and the clerk tried it and got the same disc read fail, so it seems it was only the cd and hopefully my save game is ok:)
#8CrazyBarbarian(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 7:54:59 AM
damnitt, same stuff still, now in dark root garden, i stumble upon an invisible barrier/Wall then boom
#9CrazyBarbarian(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 1:57:33 PM
Ok holy ... So i decided to delete all game data AND save data, and i start over with a new char and it doesnt take more thna 20 secs till all graphic is glitched and once again i get the disc read error. What the hell do i do:(((?
#10SSJPabsPosted 2/19/2013 2:03:37 PM
CrazyBarbarian posted...
Ok holy ... So i decided to delete all game data AND save data, and i start over with a new char and it doesnt take more thna 20 secs till all graphic is glitched and once again i get the disc read error. What the hell do i do:(((?
Try the PC version?

I'm serious. I'd watch to see if it happens to other games in the future (even though it hasn't yet). You could have always gotten a faulty PS3.
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