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Firmware Update was Bricking PS3sFollow

#1 Jun 19 2013 at 6:26 AM Rating: Good
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So 4.45 was bricking a small percentage of consoles. Sony's already pulled the update, but who knows how many were hit. Apparently, they'll still load up to the home screen, but the menus won't load. Hopefully that's something they can fix with a remote USB update?

Would REALLY suck if they couldn't.
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#2 Jun 19 2013 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
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It was really Sony's plan to boost PS3 sales just before the inevitable price drop.
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#3 Jun 19 2013 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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Luckily my fat 60GB PS3 was unaffected.
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#4 Jun 19 2013 at 8:34 AM Rating: Good
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At least they pulled the update.
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#5 Jun 19 2013 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Luckily my fat 60GB PS3 was unaffected.

My 60 (upgraded to 500) GB fatboy was not so lucky. It was also the first time I had done a same-day system update. I usually wait a few days. Too bad, I was really enjoying The Last of Us.
#6 Jun 19 2013 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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wow that sucks.
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#7 Jun 20 2013 at 5:54 AM Rating: Good
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I think you can fix it via safe mode.
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#8 Jun 20 2013 at 5:57 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, I guess it was just pre-emptive instructions on how to fix it when the update is out.
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#9 Jun 20 2013 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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They've alluded to releasing a fix once they've investigated. No news on how long that will be though - sorry Yogi.
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#10 Jun 20 2013 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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Huh, good luck through lethargy. I hadn't touched my PS3 in a long while, waiting on the sure-to-be-a-flop-but-still-fun Deadpool game.
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They've alluded to releasing a fix once they've investigated. No news on how long that will be though - sorry Yogi.

It's not that big of a deal, I was more Smiley: disappointed than Smiley: motz. I don't have a problem waiting for a fix, as long as it can be fixed. I did get a small laugh when I fired up my 360 for the first time in months only to be greeted with an update for it. No problems there and was gaming minutes later.
#12 Jun 21 2013 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
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Gamers whose PS3s were rendered unusable by last Tuesday's 4.45 PS3 firmware update will find relief on Thursday, June 27, with the release of a new system update that Sony believes will fix things.

"We have identified the issue related to the PlayStation 3 software update (version 4.45) that impacted a small number of PS3 systems earlier this week," a PlayStation spokesperson told Kotaku. "A new PS3 system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue." Sony also issued a heads-up about the update on its Japanese site and has apologized "for the inconvenience."

Sony has not said how many PS3s were affected but had pulled the 4.45 firmware only a few hours after setting it live. A company rep confirmed to Kotaku earlier this week that affected users were failing to get their XMB (the PS3's dashboard, basically) to load.

The firmware problem all but rendered the affected consoles unusable, which might raise the question of how affected users could fix things with new firmware next week. Readers have suggested that power-cycling the console into its "safe mode" could do the trick, but Sony isn't walking people through whatever the correct steps are just yet, noting on their forums: "We will also update on 6/27 when it is available, and steps on how to implement the solution."

We had heard from one reader whose only solution had been to wipe his harddrive, costing him his game save files. Here's hoping the proper fix isn't quite so drastic and that those affected by this are few. We're checking with Sony.
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#13 Jun 27 2013 at 4:09 AM Rating: Good
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Fix is up.
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