What to do if PS3 firmware 4.45 left you with a bricked PS3

PS3 firmware 4.45 has left many people with a bricked PS3. Keep calm, watch certain PlayStation Community Forum topics and learn about the PS3's Safe Mode so you're prepared to act the second Sony has a fix.

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Xaphy1950d ago

for those too lazy to click the link

you can fix it yourself. to do this, boot into safe mode and re-update the firmware. to access safe mode (i didn't know it existed until this): power off the ps3, then hold down the power on key until the system has powered up three times. do not release the power key until the third power up. the 1st power up is normal mode (which is broken), the 2nd is video reset mode (which won't help) but the 3rd will bypass the broken firmware and let you re-update. sony gets bad marks for releasing an incompletely tested firmware update, but kudos for having the safe mode which saves you having to send it in and them from being sued.

Corpser1950d ago

Re-update to what firmware?

wishingW3L1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

to the same one because you can't go back to the old one. I did it and it worked for me.

LOL_WUT1950d ago

Sony should have a second update up after the last one was pulled ;)

skyblue142131950d ago

Thanks for that bit of info, I did not know that you could do that.(Agreed & Bubble+)

I-Hate-usernames1950d ago

It happend when i finished upgrading my hard disk :( I just reformat my hard disk and restore the file system and it's worked :)

iGAM3R-VIII1950d ago

Well you could call Sony and they might re-inburse you with a new free PS3 with a free game I guess.

ginsunuva1950d ago

Yup why don't you go try that...

iGAM3R-VIII1950d ago

i didnt brick my ps3, and it was just a guess, you would obviously have to send it in to them...

RiPPn1950d ago

Ah cool, glad it's an easy fix and not a total brick. Glad it wasn't like the Xbox fiasco a few years ago.

WalterWJR1950d ago

So all this nonsense and all people had to do was re install the patch. this is nothing new, I have had to do this a couple of times in the past.

A bricked console is a dead cosole, anyone with common sense can fix this.

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