Submitted by cyborg 1405d ago | news

Users experiencing PS3 Freezing after Update 4.0

Several users who’ve installed the latest firmware update released by Sony are experiencing freezing issues with their console. (PS3, Sony)

smashcrashbash  +   1405d ago
Sure they have *rolls eyes* That is what everyone says after every update.
StraightPath  +   1405d ago
no freezing but the health warning is just plain awful.
gaffyh  +   1404d ago
I played Skyrim for a couple of hours straight after doing the update, no freezes.
princejb134  +   1404d ago
yea the health warning was kind of random, didnt expect that but my ps3 is running fine just like after every update
Undeadwolfy  +   1403d ago
Ok this is weird, ever since 4.0, my PS3 yellow lights when I try to start-up. But when I click the power switch at the back (fatty 40gb with 500gb hdd), a few times, it starts up as normal.

This of course could be either because of the update or because its on its way out. I really really hope it doesn't fail as it would be my first Sony product to fail. I had a Sony TV which bit the dust after 20+ years of service.
MaximusPrime  +   1405d ago
Yea like every other updates... I knew this would come after recent update.

Just a very small number affected doesn't mean massive news
MrDead  +   1405d ago
This is N4G dont forget, so you will have a disproportionate amount of people that say they have this problem.

If I go by what I read on this site it appears that I own the only working fat PS3 in the world.
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Raoh  +   1405d ago
MrDead, I'll give you a better one.

Two or so years ago there was an n4g and other website articles about doom and gloom firmware updates killing ps3's.

LOL, after checking the playstation forums that was referenced for proof, the 54+ pages were mainly the same 5 people complaining numerous times each page, to the websites, it was hundreds of thousands of angry ps3 gamers, when you read through the article it was pretty much just the same 5 or so people posting over and over creating more and more pages in the thread.

Journalism sucks, but gaming journalism is a joke.
GribbleGrunger  +   1405d ago
i definitely think that Sony should put out a guarantee:

'we guarantee that the 56 million people that have PS3 will not have a crash after installing the update, even those that were probably going to get one anyway'

in related news: several people are reporting getting eye-strain after playing Angry Birds.
MrDead  +   1405d ago
I have a fat 80GB, no problems.

Edit: oh look here come the disagrees, school must have finished for the day.
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J@D  +   1405d ago
both my Fat-60Gb and my slim have none problem so far.
WhiteLightning  +   1405d ago
Wow another article exagerating something about Sony to put the PS3 and the company is a negative light......

How am I not surprized.
aawells07  +   1404d ago
Awe poor guy. What a terrible and umfair little world it is.
bub16  +   1405d ago
after fixing about 100 PS3s and XBOX 360s, this looks like more of a hardware problem then software. These things normally appear when your GPU has overheated or even the console getting to hot.

All the users who have reported the problem have been playing Skyrim and MW3. We all know you don't play them for 15 mins and turn it off.

As for other peoples PS3s freezing. This always happens after a firmware update
Biggest  +   1405d ago
"As for other peoples PS3s freezing. This always happens after a firmware update"

It also always happens after nothing at all. Strange how electronics do things.
RowSand  +   1405d ago
it only freezed once when i was playing syrim. after that not single fuck was giving that day \ i was plying 5-6 hours straighit no freeze
WetN00dle69  +   1405d ago
Isnt it the same with every patch??
There is always someone making these negative articles.
So there is a few out of 1000 that experience freezing and the likes while playing MW3 and Skyrim. But guess what? People have been having those problems even before update 4.0 came out. So i highly doubt its the update that is causing these problems.
ShinnokDrako  +   1405d ago
I'd like to know why i've never seen those problems. I mean, me + friends + girfriend = about8-9 PS3 and noone of us get those problems after the updates. Never.
Maybe we're lucky bastards ;)
Ace_Man_6  +   1405d ago
there seems to be a few problems/glitches with 4.00 - does SCE not test their new firmware updates or something?
hesido  +   1405d ago
I never had any problems with firmwares till now, but BF3 crashed twice on me, it never did before. But this is also after the BF3 patch, and I have only played for a few hours and not any game else.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1404d ago
My slim froze last night, just az I closed the browser. After turning off then turning on the power switch, I got the 'problem when last shutdown' message and my files maybe corrupted on the hard drive.

Thankfully, it all checked out ok.
raWfodog  +   1404d ago
I downloaded 4.0 this morning before I came to work but I haven't played anything yet. Hope those people are just having hardware issues. I need my PS3 for my xmas morning gaming :)
Sniperwithacause  +   1404d ago
alot of u think that its just another sony bashing, but it really does happen. What the article should have had in the title is that the web browser causes the ps3 to freeze. now when I say this it is no stretch of the truth. EVERY TIME I use the browser, after about 5 minutes of use my ps3 freezes and I have to turn the system off. prior to the 4.00 it would just send the spam message to sony, but after it checkes for corrupted files and takes about 5 min or so. So it gets real old when when some ppl just jump off the dick about how it is another sony/ps3 bashing. Sony needs to fix the browser ASAP!!!!!
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TheDivine  +   1404d ago
Yea my ps3 had 2 bad freezes after this update. Had to check for problems and it took 45 minutes to check for corrupted files. The other time i thought my ps3 was toast but luckily it rebooted after telling me to reinstall os or something.

My browser also freezes EVERY time i use it so i quit using it. It worked fine for the first 6 months i had it but now i gave up on it.

Pointing out problems isnt bashing. Its happening, not to everyone but it still needs to be pointed out to sony.
Fez  +   1404d ago
Sony drops the ball again.
DC1980  +   1404d ago
My PS3 froze while I was on CinemaNow
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1404d ago
wow, look at all the people on the defensive acting all butthurt calling people liars.

LOL, my copy of skyrim works great and has never had a problem at all, so I guess all those people with problems playing skyrim are liars and are just trying to bring Bethesda down. Right sony fanboys? just like these complainers are trying to bring sony down??

but I guess you sony fanboys do have a point. As far as Im concerned this might not be caused by the firmware, as my PS3 freezes alot anyways. It often does that 3 beep thing when I try and turn it off too regardless of what firmware the the thing is on.
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