So I get home tonight, turn on the PS3 and the first thing I see is error 80010201 and I can't use the controller. Its hard connected but nothing happens, it just blinks on and off. So I turned the system off and then back on again.
This time I still get the error but my controller works fine. What I am noticing is that it takes longer for my PS3 to load up. This is also followed by not connecting to the Internet. Its not the Internet chord, I tried 2 with different systems and it works on one and not the other. So the chords are fine, its not the Internet connection it works for the computer.
Point being it doesn't even recognize that it is connected and gives me that error. I've restarted many times and each time it goes back and fourth between the controller not working to working and every time not connection to the Internet. It doesn't recognize any Internet at all, has if the PS3 plug where I plug in the Internet chord is broken.
I searched the Internet to see what this problem is and what to do to fix it and of course I am met with,"nothing you can do, get a new one, send it away," and then repeating all the mundane steps that I already done a dozen times over.
I did find 2 helpful things, one a video of a kid who is having the same error on you tube but with no solution.
The other thing is a thread about a guy saying to take apart my PS3 and make sure that these two connections are secure. This method seems to have worked for the guy asking while everyone elses answers never got a response.
Other than not connecting to the Internet and the every second time I turn it on it doesn't recognize the controllers, it plays fine. So what do I do??! The warranty is long gone, its one of the first 60Gig and I already tampered with it by putting in a new 255 Gig Hardrive. Do I risk taking it apart and hoping that this is the problem?
I mean this is the ONLY answer I could find that gave a solution and the person asking got it to work. It's funny cause today one of the gaming podcast I listen too, one of the hosts PS3 died today, which got me thinking, "Gee, I'm pretty lucky so far, I hope mine doesn't die"
Well its not dead, but its not working properly either. I'll keep a post of how all this turns out. Also if anyone has any answers, please let me know. You think Sony would know what these errors mean, but nope. I guess computers make up random numbers on their own.