Submitted by DPAD Dave 840d ago | news

Sony 'investigating' PS3 firmware 4.45 issues, update taken offline

Sony has taken PS3's 4.45 firmware update offline while it investigates the reasons why it's causing some users' consoles to brick. (PS3)

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TheLyonKing  +   840d ago
I still haven't done the last 5 updates on my ps3 will need to have a day where I update it all when this is back online.

My friends phat bricked install it but my other mates slim is fine.
DJMarty  +   840d ago
Some are saying it's down to size of drives in consoles. 500Gb are the ones having so called problems.
LOGICWINS  +   840d ago

I have a 500GB drive, havent installed this yet though.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   840d ago
I have a Slim and I updated it to a 500GB last year, PS+ automatically downloaded the new firmware when I wasn't looking >_<
luckily though I've just checked my PS3 and had no problems.
DJMarty  +   840d ago
I got a 750Gb hybrid/ssd and I've held off updating for now.

Firmware update has been pulled by Sony.
Bathyj  +   840d ago
I got a brand new 500gb yesterday and had to update to sign in with my profile. no problems so far.
b_one  +   840d ago
it will always update to latest firmware...
kenshiro100  +   839d ago
I hope Sony gets to the root of this. My PS3 is fine but I feel bad for the people who went through this.
GribbleGrunger  +   839d ago
I'm sat here eating humble pie. Apologise for suggesting this was wrong in the other thread.
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the_bebop  +   840d ago
my ps3 works fine.
KrimsonKody  +   840d ago
Looks like at least 5 people don't think YOUR PS3 works fine.
I wonder what they think about my PS3...
brish  +   839d ago
I think your ps3 needs a bath. It's filthy! ;-)
sway_z  +   840d ago
@the_bebop >>>So you get a disagree for having a working PS3?? ...Lol Idiots!!

**Back on Topic**

So does 'bricked' means your console is bin fodder outside of warranty?

Can a 'bricked' PS3 be fixed, can another update fix it, or are users completely screwed??

I have PS3/500GB HDD and have never suffered with this, nobody I know has either...except on forums, so excuse my ignorance on the matter.


I have PS+ and set to auto between 8-10am BST/GMT/UK, yet my Firmware still reads 4.41, so I'm lucky it didn't hit me prior to removal.
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Blank  +   840d ago
Awesome info on the time of your auto update but put a time zone. Im kind of nervous to turn my ps3 on which I havent touched in 2 days but my autoupdate is at 4am pst I hope it didnt download and install it before sony took it down : /
sway_z  +   840d ago
I too hope your PS3 is okay....
boing1  +   840d ago
Auto update just downloads the firmware. You have to manually 'install' it.
SeanScythe  +   840d ago
what size HDD do you have?
Octo1  +   840d ago
Hope mine works still. I have auto update set up :S
jcnba28  +   840d ago
This kind of stuff has happened way too much on PS3, they really need to make their network more stable for PS4 if they expect people now pay for online.
Hadoukameha  +   840d ago
Yeah, they need to get serious about making an enjoyable experience.
GentlemenRUs  +   840d ago
Least there dealing with it ASAP :D (Unlike someone we know... Yes! You!)

EDIT: Oh go away you stupid ghost-disagreers
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The_Truth_24_7  +   840d ago
No issues with my update.
Fil101  +   840d ago
Mines is o.k and i've got a 500gig with ps+ so I got update automatic. I wonder how many of these people brought the last of us and this morning found out there PS3 are bricked, I'd be well pissed.
blackberty  +   840d ago
I just wont update. Give it a week or so to be sorted.
j-blaze  +   840d ago
Sony and their updates...there's always a problem with almost every update they release
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azshorty2003  +   840d ago
This is why I don't always update right away. I usually wait a week.

I'm just curious/worried when it comes to the PS4s automatic updates for Everyone. I'm sure you can turn it off, but even still.
Jeff257  +   840d ago
I have a 750gb hdd in mine. Auto update installed 4.45 last night and it is working fine today.
cee773  +   840d ago
my 160 ps3 slim(Now 500gb) is working fine after the update as well
o-Sunny-o  +   840d ago
My 500gb been acting really weird lately. It doesn't tell me the right amount of gb I got left and my games like GOW Ascension and Last of Us keep having sound problems. I didn't get the update when I got off Last of Us I guess they pulled it off before I could update. I'm scared it might be the Last of my PS3.
cee773  +   840d ago
That's normal these things happens to me before the update god of war ascension has a couple sound hitches during cut scenes nothing gamebreaking tho do you have A 7200 rpm hdd in your ps3 because from my experience they can give errors every now and then 5200rpm runs better imo even though I still have A 7200 rpm I'm my ps3 lol too lazy to swap it out
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Psychonaut  +   840d ago
I also have a slim and my friend has a slim with a bigger hard drive he installed. We both downloaded the update and mine was fine then I hear in the next room him yell, and then hear a smashing sound as he tried to implant his slim into the drywall.

Suppose in the end everything is good since Im playing The Last of Us, and he well.. thats another story, good night, and God bless- Morgan Freeman's voice.
francisjairam16  +   840d ago
I haven't updated my Super Slim PS3 since I turned off my Auto Update. Well this is why I don't trust updates and I don't want to risk it.
Studio-YaMi  +   840d ago
That's why I never AUTO update,so crap like this doesn't affect me,I'll update when everything is resolved.
majedx9  +   840d ago
may fat 60 GB PS3 got YLOD ;( just installed the last of us @*&*&^^%# aaaaaahhhh now i use my sister ps3 next month i will buy the slim.
Umbasa  +   840d ago
I downloaded before knowing about this, 500gb super slim. Everything is fine though.
FD  +   839d ago
I have a phat 500GB and installed 4.45 last night without a problem. I got lucky i guess but feel really bad for the ones that got their console bricked. I hope Sony finds a firmware solution to unbrick those. It would totally suck if they make people pay to have it serviced.

Just noticed now too that the entire PSN is down though. Maybe there is even more going on than just the buggy firmware....

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