Wednesday, November 14th 2007

PS3 Firmware 2.0 Corrupting Consoles?

Numerous PLAYSTATION 3 owners claim that their consoles have stopped functioning correctly, if at all, since installing the latest PS3 firmware update. Users report, via the official PlayStation forums, running into numerous hardware problems since updating the PS3’s firmware to the recently released version 2.0. The complaints include a slowdown in console functionality, the loss of content, and even consoles being unable to read discs or ceasing to function at all. Follow this link for more information.Source: Next Generation
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20 Comments on PS3 Firmware 2.0 Corrupting Consoles?

#2
Exceededgoku
by: Dark_Webster
Not good...
I'm fairly sure that Sony will quickly remedy the problem by replacing bricked consoles. I'm sure they don't want to end up with a Xbox situation on their hands!
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#3
INSTG8R
Havent seen any issues with mine so far. Looks like it may be a US FW update issue as I havent seen any reports of this in the UK forums at all. Or else its some sorta "sky is falling" post-FW update thing.
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#4
Fuse-Wire
by: Exceededgoku
I'm fairly sure that Sony will quickly remedy the problem by replacing bricked consoles. I'm sure they don't want to end up with a Xbox situation on their hands!
im sure it's already happening!
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#5
Live OR Die
Mines fine no problems AUS 60 model, maybe its only with some models
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#6
mdm-adph
Ugh -- this is why I never replace the BIOS on anything.

...unless I'm using ASUS. Seriously -- it says a lot about their quality that I'll freely use something as incredible as a "web-enabled BIOS updater" when using their products. :p
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Mine's fine as well. US 60GB model.
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#8
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Too bad for some of the owners....
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#9
Mad-Matt
while not really an issue, when the drakes fortune demo crashed/froze, the new theme function on the xmb got reset to default ( meaning background wavey line thingy instead of chosen theme)
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, now Im kind of hesitant to download and install the latest Firmware update. Wile E, is yours the original 600$ US PS3 model? If so and y ou have no issues, I may go ahead and download and install the update.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
Wow, now Im kind of hesitant to download and install the latest Firmware update. Wile E, is yours the original 600$ US PS3 model? If so and y ou have no issues, I may go ahead and download and install the update.
Yep, tho I got mine the week of the price cut.
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
alright then, that answers my question. Ill go ahead and start downloading it. And damn it, I should have waited, the wife told me that when the price was cut. She was reading the news post with me
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#13
renozi
mine seems fine. US 60GB. it actually feels faster with the 2.0 firmware.
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#14
springs113
US orig 60 gig model...mine is perfectly fine...also feels alot smoother and more refined in performance
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#15
anticlutch
US 60gb model here working perfectly too... maybe this is the work of Xbots? :laugh: jk
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#16
ktr
Mine is fine...i think, really didnt have much time to play on my ps3 since the update :(
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#17
Wile E
Power User
Well, I was reading thru the posts over there, and it seems it's the 60GB that's having issues. It's mostly causing disk read problems. Of those having problems, many of them said that disabling the Information Board fixes it. I disabled mine to be safe, although I had no errors. It was annoying and useless anyway.

To disable it, in XMB go to Network, scroll down to Information Board, press Triangle, and select Do Not Display.
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#18
Xaser04
Mine is working fine since the update.

UK 60GB model. (I have also heard nothing about this on UK forums)
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Maybe some of those were PS2 discs possibly? Ill give my firmware update today when I get home from work. See how it handles.
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#20
error_f0rce
My original release 60gb is also fine after the firmware upgrade.
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