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27 Jan 2011
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Update broke PS3!

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Hello i updated the PS3 today as a update was released and i couldn't play a game without updating it. After it finished it restarted the PS3. Then i turned it on..  Went green, blue light flashed as normal but then it went red. Have you had this or am i the only one. I'm from the UK and if you can help us. Maybe theres a fix or do i contact Sony to replace it as it was their update that broke it?

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the update didnt break your ps3 m8 its just coincedence

what model ps3 is it and how old is it
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Its the 80GB PS3 from the UK (Bulky old one)
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@sympozium_666 it wouldn't surprise me it's the second time its broke, one was the YLOD, now this.
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Damn... thats the one I have, usually bricks if it isn't powered off correctly I guess
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erm shouldnt be its only gone on the blink now lol.. God help sony if about 30 billions worldwide have this problem as if they bring a PS4 out, erm half of the PS fans wont due to all the PS3 problems. Why risk your money on a product that keeps breaking. PS2 or PS1 never i havent had a problem with them so far.
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ps1 ans ps2 didnt have the tech that ps3 has in it

electrical stuff breaks thats life it happens

the failure rate aint that big for ps3 compared to other consoles
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PS2 and PSOne never had any firmware updates though... However, I've not heard of a PSP breaking from firmware updates without the user killing the power or removing the memory stick. I'm still suspicious about the PS3's firmware upgrade system as it is far too tempermental for my liking. I'll probably download tomorrow or whenever I have time to leave it on for a bit.
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No one can say if a fw update breaks a system or not the only way to know for sure is after a few days and if there are quiet a few reports of systems bricking then it is quiet possible that a fw update maybe the cause.I am quiet confident that Sony test all  updates completely before they are released but sometimes things can be missed.

 

Dismissing people asking the question is totally wrong as I said no one including Sony can know for sure until a few days have passed and if there are hundreds of such reports then it is quiet possible that the update maybe at fault.

 

But as for now regarding the OP it is the first report I have seen and going on that I do feel that it is just a unfortunate coincidence .

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IrishViper1 wrote:

No one can say if a fw update breaks a system or not the only way to know for sure is after a few days and if there are quiet a few reports of systems bricking then it is quiet possible that a fw update maybe the cause.I am quiet confident that Sony test all  updates completely before they are released but sometimes things can be missed.

 

Dismissing people asking the question is totally wrong as I said no one including Sony can know for sure until a few days have passed and if there are hundreds of such reports then it is quiet possible that the update maybe at fault.

 

But as for now regarding the OP it is the first report I have seen and going on that I do feel that it is just a unfortunate coincidence .


 

 

True, but I believe it can put certain systems under more strain and cause it to 'brick.' I know a console cant YLOD switched off or just sat on the XMB, but playing games and downloading it can so whether it is coincidence or the actual game/FW we cant be sure.

 

I understand the frustration of having a perfectly working console and it bricks while downloading an update tho.

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every day 100s of PS3s and Xbox360s die

 

we roll over and take it because TV is ***** and we dont wanna talk to our women

 

welcome to the world of modern glitchy gaming

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strangeplaice wrote:
PS2 and PSOne never had any firmware updates though...

 

This made me laugh so much :Lol:

 

PS1 had no network play.

PS2 had next to No network games and the PSN was still in the prototype phase.

 

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Your PS3 passed away... sorry to bring you bad news...

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