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I've been reading around the web and I'm seeing a lot of reports of people saying firmware 2.41 has stuffed up their Ps3.

Sony claimed that 2.40 caused a 'limited number' of problems for users, so they pulled it straight away

Yet 2.41 seems to be causing more than a 'limited number' of problems, and its still available for download

What's going on? Post details here if 2.40 or 2.41 has stuffed up your system and what the problem is

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I didnt download 2.40, but just before downloaded and installed 2.41 and it works fine. 40gb PS3.

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i have 2.40 and havent had any problems yet... just a bit of lag online but doubt thats got anything to do with the update

still unsure if i should update to 2.41

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i have 2.40 and havent had any problems yet... just a bit of lag online but doubt thats got anything to do with the update

still unsure if i should update to 2.41

How are you able to get online with 2.40? When there is a newer firmware available PS3's force you to download it before jumping onto the PSN

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Anyone who claims to have problems is just lying or are complete chumps who ****ed with the ps3 while installing.

There is nothing wrong with either update here.

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Duh,

That was me voting Yes, when I meant to vote No to Question 2. How can I change my vote? I guess I'm the donkey vote :D:D:D

Didn't read the question properly.

Didn't take very long and no problem.

Edited by auswoffer

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Anyone who claims to have problems is just lying or are complete chumps who ****ed with the ps3 while installing.

There is nothing wrong with either update here.

Thats a big call there champ. I've updated my ps3 firmware 5 or so times before 2.40 but it still bricked the console. Managed to fix it by formatting the drive on my pc, and have since updated to 2.41 successfully, which is pretty good for a lying chump :rolleyes:

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I'm still storing 2.41 on USB drive just a little longer.

It is no 'necessity' for me, so i am prepared to give it a bit of a wait just incase.

Edited by the_wonderchild

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Thats a big call there champ. I've updated my ps3 firmware 5 or so times before 2.40 but it still bricked the console. Managed to fix it by formatting the drive on my pc, and have since updated to 2.41 successfully, which is pretty good for a lying chump rolleyes.gif

Sorry if it happened mate, but there seems to be a lot bs going around. Some one reads "ow my ps3 was bricked" and then think its cool to dis on Sony so they start posting up everywhere "omg my ps3 is dead sony is **** blah blah blah" when really nothing is wrong.

BTW i dont entirely get how a firmware problem could screw the HD. I mean the only time the firmware sees the HD is when it gets copied to it as an install file, from then on it installs to the PS3 itself not the HD. Therefor there should never be a problem with the HD. If the install screws up then the PS3 will be dead and reformatting the HD wont do anything coz thats not where the firmware is.

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Anyone who claims to have problems is just lying or are complete chumps who ****ed with the ps3 while installing.

There is nothing wrong with either update here.

:lol:

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I could get my PS3 working fine, didn't recognise there was an update until I forced it to search, so perhaps 2.4 and 2.41 were made to run together? Or perhaps they just left something out. I don't know, but I still upgraded. It pretty much went to 50% then PS3 turned off, then on again and began installing. Installation went to about 50% and then was finished. Perhaps because I had 2.40 on there. I don't know.

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Sorry if it happened mate, but there seems to be a lot bs going around. Some one reads "ow my ps3 was bricked" and then think its cool to dis on Sony so they start posting up everywhere "omg my ps3 is dead sony is **** blah blah blah" when really nothing is wrong.

BTW i dont entirely get how a firmware problem could screw the HD. I mean the only time the firmware sees the HD is when it gets copied to it as an install file, from then on it installs to the PS3 itself not the HD. Therefor there should never be a problem with the HD. If the install screws up then the PS3 will be dead and reformatting the HD wont do anything coz thats not where the firmware is.

I don't really understand it either. I always thought the process was similar to flashing a BIOS chip, as long as the flash process went smoothly and the new firmware wasn't corrupt then all should go well. Obviously there's something else going on in the background, something involved with the HDD.

Interesting to note that after formatting the HDD and installing it back in the ps3 that the current firmware was 2.40 and everything worked perfectly.

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I could get my PS3 working fine, didn't recognise there was an update until I forced it to search, so perhaps 2.4 and 2.41 were made to run together? Or perhaps they just left something out. I don't know, but I still upgraded. It pretty much went to 50% then PS3 turned off, then on again and began installing. Installation went to about 50% and then was finished. Perhaps because I had 2.40 on there. I don't know.

nah i was forced to update from 2.4, i was hoping the would run 2.4 & 2.41 together untill it was definitely fixed.

Edited by Jeffie

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I updated last night. Just settled in to play overlord and within 2 minutes my console was completely frozen. Never happened before. Not happy.

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Anyone who claims to have problems is just lying or are complete chumps who ****ed with the ps3 while installing.

There is nothing wrong with either update here.

drugie :mellow:

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I ain't having problems with my console but damn do I get disconnected alot with these last 2 updates

and alot of freez ups online, the ONLY good thing is you can text while playing but that just wastes more time, I seem to be answering more messages than playing!

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I installed both and the ps3 is working just as well as before. My ps3 is only a few months old though, so maybe its just an issue with older consoles?

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I don't really understand it either. I always thought the process was similar to flashing a BIOS chip, as long as the flash process went smoothly and the new firmware wasn't corrupt then all should go well. Obviously there's something else going on in the background, something involved with the HDD.

Interesting to note that after formatting the HDD and installing it back in the ps3 that the current firmware was 2.40 and everything worked perfectly.

The update overwrite or corrupt some important system files by mistake.. It's not exactly a brick... Think of it like deleting c:\windows.... The machine and firmware is still working properly, just the software (OS) that's a bit f**ked up...

Disclaimer: I don't own a PS3, just read the Sony explanation off some tech sites while surfing..

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My issues seems to be that the PS3 works fine on games but as a media centre its busted. Will not play have my files it used to play (divx etc. files). I hope they fix this issue as well soon with the next update.

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Yeah the divx files i had don't work now either, not happy Jan :angry: . Hope a fix comes soon

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Just throwing this one into the hat.

Shouldn't this poll be more specific and ask if we're all installing onto the 40GB Oz version?

Would different versions of PS3 cause the crash/brick?

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Updated both 40gb aus and hk versions and a 60gb aus version with both 2.4 and 2.41 no problems at all

Edited by com5984

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Further to this post http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=68764

Just got a call from the wife, kids trying to play Lego Star Wars and apparently the PS3 will not even acknowledge that disc either.

I had no trouble getting on to the Store or playing any downloaded demos, but it just won't acknowledge a disc in the effing drive!

Any help/thoughts?

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