According to the Japanese PlayStation site a fix is coming on June 27th for all the bricked PS3′s caused by the 4.45 FW update.
6 more days for a fix? that's awful Sony updated on US blog: 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 new PS3 system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.
You must be good with programing, why don't you go give them a hand?
I'm actually a software engineer, but it's not like I can write a program to fix this problem, it's a locked down console, only Sony can fix this Going into safe mode on ps3 and you can't uninstall an update or go back to an earlier version, The only fix is for Sony to release a new update
If Sony were good at programming this issue wouldn't exist in the first place.
@Corpser I'm an engineer too, consoles are not like PCs that I can just go in to tinker settings and try to fix it myself, it's a walled garden.
@Godmars290 that's right because no Human can make a mistake , I forgot
Really dude? Even Sony screws up, you try to defend them?
@Godmars so how good Microsoft is at programming...;)
Why the disagrees?? Just look at Windows with all the hacks there
@Godmars Yes because nothing else in existence has ever had any problems. Every other system around has never had any either. Ok.
The difference is you sony fanboys persecute any other company for the smallest hiccup but forgive Sony for the most egregious problems without giving it a second thought.
So throwing a temper tantrum is going to solve the issue? It doesn't depend on the issue itself but how it's handled. Sony fanboys this, Sony fanboys that...you sound like a highschool kid. Go get some fresh air man.
This probably would of been fixed quicker if we had to pay for Online.
Money can't improve a person's programming skills. The people who are working on updates are obviously still getting paid, so it shouldn't be a matter of paying for online or not. I know I will probably get a lot of gripe for this, but people say they don't trust MS for the X1 policies and the fact that they could change it a year or two after the console has been released and would rather go with PS4. If the software engineers can't even get updates running properly or they can't even keep the servers live properly, why would you buy a PS4? I'm not saying MS's servers are perfect, but I've had no trouble with their servers at all and I don't ever hearing about them releasing patches that screw up the console.
4 years to fix RROD? Awful.
What a fanboy response, what does this have to do with Xbox?
7+ year old system and still cant program for it? Awful.
You're probably one of the fans that said this fw problem didn't exist and was started by xbots.
Actually Hammad made a very good point, and he was obviously responding to the the guy whining that its gonna take 6 more days to fix/update. And to mwjw, what system are you talking about? PS3 isnt 7 yrs old yet, but 360 is (7+ years)
It has nothing to do with being good at programming, any software engineer would know that even a fix like this would have to go through a long process, mostly not even consisting of programming, the patch may have well be done or at least its conception much before it is released.
@Godmars290 Well you seem to know everything about it, why don't YOU f*****' fix it!!!!
How many people commenting here were affected by this issue?
Six days is okay. Making a fix isn't an easy thing you know. Glad people will get their fix so soon. Hope it works. :)
How does one update a bricked system?
you see, this far I understand this brick thing impacts only those consoles with some modifications (changed HDD etc.)... this still is Sony's fault, because they didnt test the update on all possible ps3's... So bad bad, sony! :) lol but we all know it will be ok, and my ps3 works fine, so I really dont care.... its summer out there.. go have some fun outside! :))
Obviously your not British. What is this Summer you speak of?
It's bloody hot at the moment. Well, it is for us southerners.
Midlands : Pissing it down with rain. Fantastic.
That's what I was wondering.
Sony will probably give info on how to do so. I am just guessing though. I think you can still get into the safe mode.
You can do it by turning your ps3 off. Then push and hold the power button down until you hear the double beep. Then press system update. Here is a video. Hope it helps. http://www.youtube.com/watc... The video shows you how to restore the system. I assume you won't need to do that. Just do the system update and you should be fine.
Hmm just like any other system. All systems have some type of boot fail safe. Wild I even have to tell anyone this in this day and age. I figured by now every knew these things. If you own a PS3 and you don't know how to boot it into safe mode I really don't feel sorry for you. I mean literally almost everything has a fail safe. Use Google for christ sakes or better yet the playstation support page (face palm). Why do people waste their time asking the simplest questions when they could easily figure them out on their own. You have this amazing tool for learning called the internet, you obviously have it cause you are here. Maybe you should use it appropriately every now and then. Here is a link on how to boot into safe mode and I will make another post another comment with the link separate from this before all you nubs start raging.. https://support.us.playstat...
Have a bub :)
Cause we know there is nothing like raging nubs. Shoot first, think later. Just like CoD.
Just saying lots people are not PC smart. -_-;; My Aunt just learn how send email on her phone, E-MAIL, the main reason was no one showed her. Good news is she bought a S3, LOL. Example two, my Boss want me root her phone, and take out all the ad appz, since she doesn't trust mom's and pop stores. hehe Shorter ver. If they know someone can do and have peace of mind they will ask that person. It's not lazy they just don't fk up their system.
By installing via USB flash drive while your ps3 is in safe mode in fact you can't reinstall the the 4.45 firmware that way and your ps3 should work again at least that way you won't have to wait until next week on Sony you can fix it now.
I meant you can reinstall. damn iphone make more errors at spelling than I do lol.
Why would reinstalling 4.45 fix it? The problem is 4.45 no longer work with certain hard drives
Many users on this site and various forums have confirmed that simply re-flashing 4.45 firmware to their ps3's then booted fine without having to reformat the hdd or lose any data whatsoever .
Different processes are used to read the file off the USB drive, which for some reason allow the flash to the system to work. Not positive, but you could probably install a lower level firmware as well.
Think of the poor souls that didn't know this was caused by a firmware update and thought their ps3 died and lost all their data, I feel for them
I feel bad for those who have to wait til the 27th when all they want to do is play The Last of Us. I thankfully didn't update because I was too busy playing TLOU and beat it. Now to venture into multiplayer.
Hey, its Sony. You know it's going to take them some time to fix a mess up. This is nothing new...or at least, shouldn't be. You remember that time...
hopefully ps4 with its all new ps+ will improve this issue for the future!
How will ps+ stop dodgy firmwares bricking your system?
Before you drama queens start flipping tables. All you need to do if you PS3 bricked, is boot it into safe mode in order to download this new update. You're welcome. Since it seems a huge majority of you don't know how to use the interwebs or read a god damn manual for the devices you purchase..
This hasn't affected me, because I didn't update the system, but I'm sure it's a pain in the arse for people who have been affected by it. The people affected by this will still have to wait with their bricked ps3s for another week until it gets sorted out, so your little advice isn't going to solve their problem is it? I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot you'd be a bit miffed by it as well.
Actually yes it does. They can fix it now with a simple google search. I helped a friend do this the other day Brick to firmware updated in very little time at all. All people really have to do is use their brains.
this "new update" doesn't exist yet, 6 more days
a bricked system? that's what happens to the people that went #Teambottle in the last of us
great thank you sony /s
I would not reformat. But if you have a Bricked system it might be quicker to reformat than waiting for the update. Just joking by the way.
Sony need to offer a way to go back to a previous firmware in these cases. Alot of ppl hurried to format their hdd because they werent sure if sony would fix this this fast
That is their impatient fault. Seriously this problem hasn't been out that long for people to start wiping their damn HD's. Maybe they should have waited to see what Sony said first is what would have been the smart thing to do. Everyone obviously knew it was because of the firmware. So it would have made much more sense to wait for Sony to at least address the issue before calling it doomsday.
Afterthought, well except for the diehard Sony fans that, because they didn't get bricked, said its all BS spread by xbox fans.
it's definitely related to the hard drive type or size or brand, people have reported trying a different smaller drive and it worked, put back the bricked hd and it's still bricked. it's as if 4.45 can no longer detect certain hard drives.
I see free games being offered as an apology.
Why? It's nothing like the Outrage from 2011. This happened to a "few" consoles only when the Outrage happened to every single person on the PS3. Its only a week so yeah... A few consoles = 0.05-0.5% of consoles out there. Also, If you know how to install a new HDD... Then you know how to use the Safemode.
With the psn outage people could still play games offline, this is a lot worse to those affected Even if only a small number of ps3's are affected (look at the thread on playstation.com, it has 3000+ posts and 750000+ views), thats still a lot, and it's affecting the most hardcore ps3 owners that would put a >500GB on their ps3s
Following reports that some PS3 consoles are failing to boot properly after firmware update 4.45 was applied this week, here’s a couple of ways to try and fix the problem. Turn off the PS3 and then boot up in safe mode. Step 1: 1. Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red. Step 2: 1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on. 2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset. 3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red). Step 3: 1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on. 2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset. 3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button." Step 4: 1. Connect your controller and choose Restart system. Has is fixed the issue? If this hasn't worked we recommend you contact PlayStation support. Source. http://www.psu.com/a019945/...
Going into safe mode is not going to fix anything til there's a new firmware update
I think this is happening to people with huge hard drives. My console isn't bricked (80 GB hd).
They've already narrowed down the issue being related to systems with hard drives larger than 500GB. I think it is a 50/50 if you have a hard drive that is exactly 500GB. As I said elsewhere, I'm running 4.45 with no issues because I sacrificed the extra space for performance, longevity, and less heat by installing a 256GB SSD (much less than the 500GB that is causing issues). 256GB is adequate for me, although I wish I had a 512GB now that I'm using PS+, I still have some room, but it may fill up before I get a PS4. Eeh? I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
I have a 1TB drive, and the new firmware installed for me. I had an unrelated issue with some bad disc sectors due to a power outage the same day though. Had to reset my system because the recovery went into an endless loop. Luckily I backed up the day before.
Can't even get a firmware update right on a 7 year old product Sony? Better actually test the next update
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