Sony responds to adverse firmware 2.40 effects

From joystiq:

"As we've already reported, SCEA has removed firmware 2.40, released early this morning, from its update servers. Users attempting to use the System Update feature from the PS3 XMB from firmware prior to 2.40 are now being told that their software is up to date.

Joystiq contacted SCEA for comment on the situation as was told by PR director Patrick Seybold that they are aware of the message thread and that they are "looking into it right now and will work with those customers directly to address any issues they may be experiencing." This comment came before the update was removed from Sony's servers. We're seeking further comment and will update as we receive it."

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rickjames3702d ago

wow how can a problem like this happen?? im sure ppl couldve waited a couple more days. i feel sorry for whoever has to reformat

donator3701d ago

Wow people actually hooked up the HD and formatted it? Couldn't they just wait to see if there would be a fix

PimpHandHappy3701d ago

i dont know but you never know how ppl are using the PS3

I have had no issue with it at all. Not a one and i have been using it for around 6-7 hours

TayTayShaniqua3701d ago

Nothing happened:

This is nothing more than the same pathetic Xbox fans who sit around all day on the official Playstation forums making up fake stories about PS3s dying. Been going on non-stop ever since the RRoD started becoming a major news item. Low post count, disappear after just a few posts screaming about alleged PS3 problems, sometimes making wild claims about problems being worse than the RRoD, etc.

testerg353701d ago

Somehow I actually think you believe what you're saying.

yaboi3701d ago

wow only like one person said there was something going wrong

Polluted3701d ago

Well I haven't had any problems with it either, but I think it's safe to say that "something" is wrong. They wouldn't pull the update if there wasn't some sort of problem with it. Fanboys can make stuff up all they want, unless there's an actual problem Sony woud not have pulled 2.4 off the servers.

OOG3701d ago

stop being a fanboy.....

you actually think Sony would take the update down if there wasnt a reason....give me a break

FantasyStar3701d ago (Edited 3701d ago )

I don't think that's what he's trying to say. There is a problem with FW 2.4 and that's why Sony pulled the 2.4 FW from the servers as per damage control procedures. What Taytay was really trying to say is that the problem isn't as widespread or as catastrophic as people are making it out to be.

As much as it pains our human race; there are degenerates that sign up for a forum solely to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) and nothing more: Just to get a kick out of the community hysteria. I'm sure you can understand that fanboys would fit such a profile or people looking to start trouble just for the fun of it.

My PS3 works fine. I have the launch 60GB and downloaded the FW 2.4 yesterday July 1st. No problems here.

shelbygt333701d ago

Well, I'm not a member of neogaf, but if I was I would have had to post "Yes". See, there are those of us out there who got "bricked". And it stinks. Luckily, Sony is replacing mine gratis since it's less than a year old.

Psycopod_Eng3701d ago

i just got home turned on my ps3 and low and behold asked me to reformat because it dooesnt recognise its harddrive, i declined and turned off the ps3 and rebooted it a few mins later everything seems fine and i breath a sigh of relief only to discover all my saves and downloaded games music photos and videos have *poof* vanished, the system works fine just back to square 1, gutted! and im not an xbox fanboy either so leave it out.

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yaboi3701d ago

there responding and are doing everything they can to help =)

meepmoopmeep3701d ago

hope the people experiencing the issues gets a fixed update soon.

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