The lights are on
Sony is dipping its toe into alchemical waters. After turning some PlayStation 3 consoles in bricks with update version 4.45, it's found a way to turn them back into fully functioning game machines with version 4.46.
The new firmware is available today, and for those users that didn't experience a problem last week, it's business as usual. If you did run into a problem and haven't been able to use your PlayStation 3, you'll need to load the firmware onto a USB drive and put the system in safe mode to get it back in working order.
The full details are available on the PlayStation Support page.
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Back from brick
Anyone know if you hadn't updated the PS3 with version 4.45, and I update it now, will it automatically be 4.46, or will it need to update twice? Possibly bricking my PlayStation?
great to see that its fixed
For several people, 4.46 has bricked our systems. Check the PS3 support forums and you will see that, while we are the minority, plenty of us have had a less than kosher dealing with Sony in the last week or so. Even worse, there has been no true acknowledgement of the issue- customer support has been less than helpful, often changing their tune between stating that there was no way for the update to cause hardware failure, to assuring us that the update only brought out the latent problems within already failing hardware, to letting those of us with older PS3s know that our systems were no longer able to handle their firmware updates. Even worse, the list of victims is growing daily.
Unfortunately 4.46 has caused more issues, many PS3's have stopped reading discs after this update. There is a 22 page thread on Sony's support forums about this at community.us.playstation.com/.../false entitled PS3 Wont detect games after update 4.46. I am effected, my system will not play any disc based games, or even recognize a Blu-Ray disc in the drive. Even worse, there has been no helpful response from Sony yet, or even an acknowledgment of the issues.
what maybe fix finish back welcome