The lights are on
A few days ago, we reported that the latest PlayStation 3 system update (version 4.45) had the unfortunate side effect of rendering some units unusable (colloquially known as "bricking"). Sony pulled the update to investigate the problem and has now issued an update.
The patch will be re-released on June 27. Morgan Haro, Community Manager for the PlayStation Network published this comment:
We have identified the issue related to the PlayStation 3 software update (version 4.45) that impacted a small number of PS3 systems earlier this week. A new PS3 system software update is planned to be released on June 27 that resolves the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.
We have reached out to Sony to find out if systems adversely affected by the first version of the update will be fixed when this becomes available.
[Source: PlayStation Support Forums]
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Glad this didn't happen to me. I would've been pissed.
i hate updates they take to long!!!!
I'm glad they work hard to find the fix. Let's hope it doesn't happen again!
I have my saves in the cloud but I really hope I don't have to download everything again. This update bricked my Slim with 750 GB drive installed. I was using about 400 GB of the drive. The Last of Us will have to wait a week. Until then, let's see if I can get through Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts 2 in a week.
I knew they'd fix it quickly. Still sucks for those who had their systems bricked, I'm sure Sony will give them brand new consoles though.
Yay! Even tho I haven't even had the time to turn my PS3 on in weeks.
Xbox Live is down for an hour and the forums catch fire with hatred. Sony bricks people's consoles for over a week and everybody thanks them for eventually fixing the problem.
Wow. I've had to reformat my PS3 hard drive twice, so now I back it up every two weeks to a month. That's not okay.