Printed from http://www.electronista.com

PlayStation 3 firmware update 'bricks' some consoles, no current fix

updated 12:19 am EDT, Wed June 19, 2013

Some users impacted by unknown bug, no Sony response

Sony has deployed a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 console intended to improve system stability. Reports, however, are surfacing of some users who are unable to boot the updated console after the application of the patch, and restoring the console's file system has in those cases failed to fix the problem.

Perusal of the support forum show that many iterations of the console are affected -- both the newer "slim" model and others dating all the way back to launch. Failure manifests in the boot process not progressing past the welcome screen and the "flowing ribbon." No users who are experiencing the problem report an interrupted update process, nor any other problems prior to the application of the firmware patch.

Sony has yet to respond to the reports of trouble. Users are suspecting hard drives may be the culprit for the "bricked" systems, but there seems to be little commonality at this point.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Patriot Fuel+ 6000 and 9000mAh batteries

Mobile device batteries are better than they used to be, but there's always a scenario where users could use more juice. Upgrade manuf ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News