Firmware 2.4 bricking PS3’s? It’s been pulled, anyway…

July 3, 2008

Sony has pulled the 2.40 firmware update from both its in-console update and website after some users reported that the firmware has bricked their system. SCEA PR director Patrick Seybold told Joystiq that Sony is “looking into it right now and will work with those customers directly to address any issues they may be experiencing.”

Stupid people turning thier consoles off while updating? Kotaku have a similar story:

The release of PlayStation 3 firmware 2.40 last night seems to have caused a wide number of issues for those who updated to the new release, as we reported earlier. It now appears that Sony has since pulled the newest update, reverting back to firmware 2.36 as the most recent available version. We were just prompted to download version 2.36 after having skipped the most recent pair of PS3 software updates.

This may be a temporary move to prevent more widespread reliability issues. We are awaiting confirmation on the move from Sony and will update when we hear back.

Thanks to Eddie H for the quick tip.

Update: SCEA has gotten back to us to let us know they are “looking into it.”

Sonylol etc. How can a company like Sony roll out a firmware that potentially bricks PS3’s? In the very least it’s got holes all over it. Kinda glad I didn’t bother switching the Ps3 on yesterday. I don’t fancy killing my PS3 and having to start Uncharted again.


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  1. […] *Sony Firmware update bricks some machines , while others it messes up internet settings […]

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