PS3 Firmware 2.4: DON’T UPDATE!

Just a quick post to warn Playstation 3 owners to wait a bit before updating their console to the latest firmware. It seems that quite a few users on the official Playstation forum are reporting that the new 2.4 firmware bricked their unit. On some cases, people are writing that the SIXAXIS controller refused to sync after the update, and on others, the PS3 stopped sending video and audio signal to the attached display.

Has anyone updated yet, and if so, is your PS3 still in working condition?

Edit: I’ve received 2 emails in the past few hours telling me that I was, and I quote: “A moron only looking for web hits”. If you guys need further proof that this is a REAL issue, you only have to look at this page on the PS3 official support site.

UPDATE: 7/2/2008, the PLAYSTATION 3 system software version 2.40 has been temporarily taken offline and will not be available for download as our engineers examine any possible issues with this update. The Knowledge Center will be updated with information as it becomes available; please check back here for further details.

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52 Responses to PS3 Firmware 2.4: DON’T UPDATE!

  1. I've purposely held off on doing this update, for reasons such as these! :)

    Besides, since i beat GTAIV, i haven't really played it much…waiting for Soul Caliber IV on the 30th this month!

  2. I’ve purposely held off on doing this update, for reasons such as these! :)

    Besides, since i beat GTAIV, i haven’t really played it much…waiting for Soul Caliber IV on the 30th this month!

  3. Just updated my PS3 to 2.40, which is hooked to my Sony reciever (HDMI & TOSlink) and had no problems.

  4. Mine is dead… the light in front keeps flashing, and there's no video signal coming out of the PS3. What can I do?

  5. Mine is dead… the light in front keeps flashing, and there’s no video signal coming out of the PS3. What can I do?

  6. I updated at 12:30am (I had a late flight), no problems occurred, but I haven't played any games yet since I went to bed soon after completing the update and firing a message saying "First bitches" to my friends LOL

  7. I updated at 12:30am (I had a late flight), no problems occurred, but I haven’t played any games yet since I went to bed soon after completing the update and firing a message saying “First bitches” to my friends LOL

  8. Updated mine when it was pushed in order to play CoD4. Boots but never gets as far as the log-on screen, just a nice smokey black ribbon undulating back and forth.

  9. Updated mine when it was pushed in order to play CoD4. Boots but never gets as far as the log-on screen, just a nice smokey black ribbon undulating back and forth.

  10. Mine has sound but no HDMI video output and I cant get it to reset the video! WTF Sony?

    BTW I use the optical for audio!

    I did reset the video but it still does not come back on! Anyone have the same video issues?

  11. Mine has sound but no HDMI video output and I cant get it to reset the video! WTF Sony?

    BTW I use the optical for audio!

    I did reset the video but it still does not come back on! Anyone have the same video issues?

  12. I've updated mine quite happily to 2.40. I always try to download the firmware to a USB thumb drive and update from there, as that seems to cause the least headaches.

    From what I've read so far, it appears that the problem is with corrupt update data on the hard drive. The PS3 reads this on reboot before displaying the license agreement and confirming you want to start the install.

    You can supposedly fix the problem by installing a new hard drive into the PS3. You can then boot up using the existing firmware. However, it sounds like the old hard drive is useless and must be reformatted, so you lose all your saved data.

    If you have had your PS3 bricked, call up Sony and talk to them. They're supposedly working with affected customers to diagnose and fix the issue.

  13. I’ve updated mine quite happily to 2.40. I always try to download the firmware to a USB thumb drive and update from there, as that seems to cause the least headaches.

    From what I’ve read so far, it appears that the problem is with corrupt update data on the hard drive. The PS3 reads this on reboot before displaying the license agreement and confirming you want to start the install.

    You can supposedly fix the problem by installing a new hard drive into the PS3. You can then boot up using the existing firmware. However, it sounds like the old hard drive is useless and must be reformatted, so you lose all your saved data.

    If you have had your PS3 bricked, call up Sony and talk to them. They’re supposedly working with affected customers to diagnose and fix the issue.

  14. got my update late off of a torrent worked like a charm using a memory stick pro duo. XMB in game is great!!!!

  15. got my update late off of a torrent worked like a charm using a memory stick pro duo. XMB in game is great!!!!

  16. Up until now, the PS3 hasn't had any problems with system stability from updates as far as I have noticed, only games were ever unstable. Thus, I am led to believe that this is just a way of somebody racking up web hits.

  17. Up until now, the PS3 hasn’t had any problems with system stability from updates as far as I have noticed, only games were ever unstable. Thus, I am led to believe that this is just a way of somebody racking up web hits.

  18. Updated on tuesday night and had no problems as of yet. Everything seemed to work fine for me, the only thing I couldn't really test was trophies since no games as of yet, or at least I don't have support this.

    Just FYI, not all units were effected and this is not a stunt for hits. See the official Playstation website. It's just like anything else, ie games, some have issues some do not.

  19. Updated on tuesday night and had no problems as of yet. Everything seemed to work fine for me, the only thing I couldn’t really test was trophies since no games as of yet, or at least I don’t have support this.

    Just FYI, not all units were effected and this is not a stunt for hits. See the official Playstation website. It’s just like anything else, ie games, some have issues some do not.

  20. Wow, did web design actually read the comments above his? Maybe you should check some other sites w/ this same info and the same kinds of comments before you attack someones credibility. It's called research!

  21. Wow, did web design actually read the comments above his? Maybe you should check some other sites w/ this same info and the same kinds of comments before you attack someones credibility. It’s called research!

  22. I've got an AU version of 60G, and I downloaded the firmware on 2 July about 4pm (AEST; GMT+10) from PS website, like Jeff, and installed it without any problem. I played GT prologue just to try the new firmware and don't have any problem. I played an PS2 game too and nothing was wrong (though the XMB didn't come up… sign)

    I can however confirm it is true that the Australian PS website has also advised not to use the new firmware, which has now been taken offline.

    But, from reading the PS forum post, I suspect it may be MGS4 causing the problem… (Just a wild guess! Please, don't take it offended.)

  23. I’ve got an AU version of 60G, and I downloaded the firmware on 2 July about 4pm (AEST; GMT+10) from PS website, like Jeff, and installed it without any problem. I played GT prologue just to try the new firmware and don’t have any problem. I played an PS2 game too and nothing was wrong (though the XMB didn’t come up… sign)

    I can however confirm it is true that the Australian PS website has also advised not to use the new firmware, which has now been taken offline.

    But, from reading the PS forum post, I suspect it may be MGS4 causing the problem… (Just a wild guess! Please, don’t take it offended.)

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