PS3 2.70 Firmware Locks up with PS2 Adapters

Some PS2-to-PS3 USB adapters are locking up PS3s after the 2.70 update. It seems like the firmware bricks the unit but it's the adapter causing it, not the software. That's of little comfort to the people using the adapters though.

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Genesis53488d ago (Edited 3488d ago )

Every time there is a firmware update these stories about bricking come up. Has anybody had this happen to them? I don't use one of these adapters but I have never encountered any problems with firmware updates.

Well after reading some other peoples comments it appears to be true. Hope they can straighten this out quickly for the people that are using them.

docsavage3488d ago

It's not a brick but seems like one if you don't know to unplug the adapter. Bet there are people out there right now reformatting because they don't know and they'll lose all of their game saves and installs.

MAiKU3488d ago


I just love it when they say "some" and not "all"

Phaqutomb3488d ago

i have not had a problem yet with an update.

andron3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

There is bound to be a few cases where this happens, or someone does something wrong when updating.

And Sony have always been fast to correct any troubles, so 2.71 will probably come soon.

The odds are slim though when it comes to hardware failure with the PS3. Unlike the russian roulette you take when buying a xbox...

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Godmars2903488d ago

Really wish I could have rented the thing from somewhere. Just one-use.

Cajun Chicken3488d ago

WTF. This better'd get sorted soon, I use one of these to play Calling All Cars with 3 players.

PSPDude793488d ago

Can someone please tell me if this is true or not. I was going to buy two of these tonight but now i'm going to hold off untill i know if this is true or not.

docsavage3488d ago

Follow the links in the post. I have a TAC and can tell you it's a proven fact - it locks the unit up.

Cajun Chicken3488d ago

Does this affect PS2 to PS3 memory card adapters?

docsavage3488d ago

Just controller adapters as far as I've seen. My memory card one works fine.

Cajun Chicken3488d ago

Thanks. Hope this issue is cleared up by Sony soon, I usually use an old Dual Shock with the USB adapter as a third controller with gaming nights with friends. I would get very annoyed if this issue never gets sorted.

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thereapersson3488d ago (Edited 3488d ago )

Just curious...


I don't really think it's Sony's complete responsibility to make sure their firmware is compatible with obscure third-party peripherals like this. If I understand correctly, it's actually considered voiding your warranty because you're using an uncertified device with the PS3 hardware. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.

archemides5183488d ago

i have a couple old street fighter anniversary gamepads that i got for 10 bux each, i use those with adapters---6 buttons on the face. haven't used them in a while tho

Aclay3488d ago

"If I understand correctly, it's actually considered voiding your warranty because you're using an uncertified device with the PS3 hardware."

Nah, I wouldn't say that it's voiding the warranty because the PS2 Adapters were compatible with the PS3 before the new Firmware was released without any issues without voiding a warranty, so why should it be considered voiding a warranty now that a new Firmware has caused compatibility problems with the PS3?

I doubt that this was intentional by Sony, but it could be Sony's own way of saying "Spend money on PS3 peripherals"... but more than likely it was just an unplanned side effect from the new update.

I've never used a PS2 Controller Adapter, and I've never experienced issues with my PS3 after an Update, so no worries here.

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