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So, aside from potential bricking issues did the firmware add anything useful? :p
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BrigadierA wrote:

My PS3 told me yesterday that PS+ had automatically downloaded the new firmware to my Original 60GB that's been upgraded to 1TB. I had only gone onto the PS3 yesterday and hadn't restarted it at all.

 

Does anyone know whether this only happens once you restart your PS3 after the update or does it happen during the update?


 

PS+ only downloads firmware updates, it doesn't install them. Firmware updates have to be installed manually, even for PS+ subscribers

 

The firmware update will be on your PS3's hard drive waiting for you to install it

 

Bottom line is you're PS3 will be fine as you'll still be on the previous firmware

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There appears to be a widespread and very serious issue with the just released and mandatory Firmware update 4.45, which renders your PS3 unusable!

 

Based on the rapidly growing thread on the official U.S. technical support forum, it looks like the issue may effect any user who has replaced their hard drive (e.g. with a 1 TB drive). The initial symptom is the update appears to install, but you just get the standard PS3 dynamic wavy background, without icons.

 

Attempting to resolve the issue using the recovery menu, including resorting to a complete reformat, only makes matters worse (after format you just get a black screen!).

 

So the consensus is, if you haven't already installed 4.45, wait for Sony to issue a fixed update (especially if you upgraded your HD). 

 

If you've already updated and encountered the issue, sit tight until there's word from Sony (do not try Safe Mode recovery options, such as Rebuild Database as they don't work in this instance).

 

I had no trouble, but I haven't replaced my HD and I may have just been lucky, so even if you haven't replaced your HD, it is probably a good idea to wait (given the very serious nature of the failure).

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mine slim ps3 is the same way n i did try too recovery my ps3 thats 1 TB my ps3 is on n its sitting on this...............Attempting to resolve the issue using the recovery menu, including resorting to a complete reformat, only makes matters worse (after format you just get a black screen!).
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Oh thats absolutely terrible.

 

There are millions with PS+ now with auto update.

 

Millions of bricked PS3s ?

 

If the firmware is bricked you cant use it to roll back either - so what will Sony do now ?

 

 

I am away from home and I have PS+ - my PS3 is set to auto update

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existenz1 wrote:

Oh thats absolutely terrible.

 

If the firmware is bricked you cant use it to roll back either - so what will Sony do now ?


Double post, sorry.

 

You can't roll back but, download the FW to a USB stick, start PS3 in safe mode, install FW though this menu.  It's the only way users affected by this will get past the boot up wavy lines once a revised FW is released.

 

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I just checked and it seems the update has been taken offline, it is 6.42 here in Derby but no sign of the 4.45 mandatory update, so it seems like Sony have realised what is going on and stopped it, or I live in an update dead zone

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this is why you never should use auto update...
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i had to put a 500gb on my silm ps3 even tho im ***** off i lost all my stuff n i cant even use my 1 TB on my ps3 until they fix the dam UPDATE 4.45 for 1 TB! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR SONY PLEASE FIX IT I WANT MY 1 TB BACK ON MY PS3 NOT 500GB

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ive tried ringing the support number all day.its cost me over $40 on my mobile and i still havent got thru.im a furious.i want my ps3 fixed.bs fw updates forced upon us and the wreck your ps3.ill be going to eb tomorrow and cancelling my ps4 order.ive spent over 10k on my ps3 collection and thats it.im now a pc gamer.
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I've got the standard 320gb hard drive, so does that mean I can install it?

 

If not and PS+ has downloaded it, can I still sign in to PSN without installing it? I've always just automatically installed the update first, so I don't know. :(

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Auto update isn't an option with PS+, it only downloads the latest firmware ready for you to install manually when you turn on the PS3

Those who've experienced problems choose to install it, their PS3's didn't do it

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i have read some of the 70+ long thread now, and it looks to affect 500-1tb hds.. all 40-320gb should be fine by the look of it...

 

if you have done the 4.45 update and things dont work. the option for restore or format hd in the safe mode menu will not work. so either wait for a new update from sony and install it manually by usb or you can do this...

 

 

After removing my 1TB HDD from my PS3 I reinstalled my factory 250 gig which took the 4.45 update just fine.

-TriangleOffense

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I swapped out my hard drive for the original 60GB, i tried booting it after reading people saying it seemed to be a problem with 1TB drives and sure enough it booted right up.

-PropGoat

 

source:

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Support/Problem-after-update-to-4-45/td-p/40712...

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My Auto Update doesnt go on until 2pm in the Afternoon so fingers crossed I will be ok as Sony seem to have pulled the update now. 

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Your spot on there my friend. I never set anything to automatic, I like to do it all myself regardless of time so I know exactly whats going on...
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Waits for inevitable "Firmware doesn't brick consoles" post. ;)

SCEA have pulled the update notification pending investigation, not sure how quick SCEE will be. Caution is advised.

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Danlisa wrote:
Waits for inevitable "Firmware doesn't brick consoles" post. ;)

 

Doh! I was just coming to clear that up with the fanboys ;)

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OVER 100 PAGES?!?! :O (explodes)

 

Also SCEA has posted this announcement.

 

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Support/System-Software-Update-PS3-v-4-45-SCEA-...

 

@SuperFastZombie looks like you don't know how to move a post :P

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Many PS3 owners like me have had issues since downloading 4.40. That was in March, and still no fix from Sony - *****?
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How long should we wait for a fixed firmware? Week, two weeks? Maybe one month?

 

My PS3 bricked yesterday morning, i've 750Gb hdd.

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AAB-r86 wrote:

How long should we wait for a fixed firmware? Week, two weeks? Maybe one month?

 

My PS3 bricked yesterday morning, i've 750Gb hdd.


 

 

As long as it takes their engineers to fix the problem and check it, would be my first guess.....

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