on 25-05-2011 11:05 AM
on 26-05-2011 08:47 PM
My husband switched on his in order to get the update. It completed the update it without a hitch, and switched itself off as usual. Come the next evening, it won't switch on. It just flashes yellow and then red. It's not overheating - it's not even switching on! We've tried it a couple of times since and it attempts to fire up for about a second, then shuts down.
My PS3 is a newer model so I expect it will be fine. Even so, I'll carry on waiting until I actually play a game that requires me to upgrade.
Again, as people keep on saying over and over in response to us newbies signing up for the forum just to complain, it could be a coincidence. Yes, his was an old machine and could have gone at any time (or so people keep on saying here). But I wanted to add my voice to the stats.
on 26-05-2011 09:01 PM
got the ylod yesterday as well iv been posting in different forums about it...this blows...i took immaculate care of the machine and i cannot afford to do anything about it right now...my summer just got alllllot more boring...ps3 is what i do in my free time...now...discovery channel.
on 27-05-2011 08:19 AM
on 04-06-2011 03:15 PM
First post on these forums so hello all.
3.61 seems to have killed my playstation.
updated 3 weeks ago at my moms
played 2 or 3 times since
got the internet at home yesterday
cod black ops this morning
thanks a lot sony.
and before anyone thinks coincidence i rarely play the playstation its hardly been touched in its lifetime absolute joke!!!!!
on 04-06-2011 09:40 PM
Guys, I can confirm that it is indeed the update that is killing the consoles.
How can I confirm this?...
I am currently awaitng delivery of a replacement Fat 40GB next week form Sony - this will be the 3rd replacement I've had after my orignial died and I paid Sony £131 as it was out of warrenty - luckily the subsequent replacements haven't cost me as they've replaced them all as a gesture of goodwill.
The one I have now (bricked & awaiting pick-up after dying yesterday) was a replacement for a Fat 40GB that died on me in March 2011 - 2 days after updating it.
That one was a replacement for a Fat 40GB I got in July last year.... after updating it
That one was a replacement for my original Fat 40GB that I bought in May 2008... guess what... after updating it!
Coincidence? No chance! ... its happened to me mid-game online & off-line and whilst watching a movie - the only constistant factor is that its happend within days of installing an update.
I always update to the latest version, basically so that I can play on-line - if I didn't have to update to do so then I wouldn't bother.
To be fair to Sony, as I mentioned above - after having paid £131 to replace my first one that died, they have not charged me anything for replacing the others... and hopefully will not NEXT time!
on 08-06-2011 05:39 PM
Also my (fat) PS3 died last weekend after updating it to 3.61. Right after the update, the PS3 went down and never to come back again. At first i thought i might made a mistake or something like that. But as soon as i googled about the problem (http://www.google.com/search?q=ps3+dead+update+3.6
Just called with Sony Netherlands about it and gues what: "Its impossible this can happen due an update" their statement was. I could send it back for repair for 150 euro's !!!
Since years i buy (nearly) every electronic device i own from Sony, but that will stop as from now. Also thinking about sending a mail to the press and consumer tv-programs about this.
A very unhappy Sony consumer.
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