Pulled PlayStation update to be re-released next week?
Console-confounding glitches fixed
Sony has resolved the problems with version 2.40 of its PlayStation 3 firmware. The consumer electronics giant is said to be readying a fresh release of the update next week.
According to a report by website CVG, Sony’s customer support division said that the firmware revision has now been renamed version 2.41. Apparently, 2.41 will be out around the middle of next week, although the firm’s yet to announce anything officially.
Sony was forced to withdraw the hotly anticipated 2.40 firmware just hours after releasing it last week, because reports soon began surfacing that the update was massing up some gamers’ machines.
Several Register Hardware readers told us that 2.40 had caused a range of problems on their PS3s. One reader said the update failed halfway through its installation and froze his console. Another disgruntled gamer said he wasn’t able to assign any controllers after installing the PS3 update.
Just a "normal" user.... ?
"connected to my internet connection via a gigabit wired connection"
WOW! GIGABIT?!?! Your internet speed must ROCK!
No, wait. Isn't your speed going to be limited by your internet connection anyhow? Having a Gigabit connection to your router is like having a 12 lane autobahn for a driveway - your car still has to obey the speed limits and get just as stuck in the traffic jams once it completes the 5 meter sprint off your drive and hits the public roads.
And let me get this straight....
You just happened to have a spare HDD sitting waiting to upgrade your PS3? (Q: Was it "spare" or was it "waiting to be fitted"? Either pretty much excludes the other. Something doesn't ring quite true in your story)
But in any event, here's a question.... knowing that you were going to do a firmware update AND a HDD upgrade, why didn't you back up your system BEFORE updating and then apply the update AFTER having upgraded? Y'know, seeing as how you were going to upgrade the HD ANYWAY and that backing up is, you know, a necessary step in THAT process.
Then you wouldn't have a "scrap" HD, you would have one of those, oh, what do you call it.... oh yes.... a BACKUP.
Again, something not quite ringing true.
I suggest you double check and make sure you really do have a PS3, and not one of those Ex-Box things. You know the ones I mean.
They come with those obsolete HD DVD drives, and when they brick, they REALLY brick, and if you want to upgrade your HD you have to go cap in hand to MS (remembering to truly STUFF that cap with $$$'s for the privilege).
Another ps3 is fine
Yep , and my one also has a 10G linux partition.
It broke mine!
ok I've heard all these people dismissing the "breaking PS3" saga... well I am one of the affected.
My PS3 was bought in the UK in the high street, its one of the 40 gb models, all original and never messed with! I've updated each previous update without issue, and l am connected to my internet connection via a gigabit wired connection
installed the update and the machine restarted... not much to mess up! just press X when prompted... after the restart i get the startup sound and the flowing ribbon, Sony Computer Entertainment fades out and the XMB does not appear
a new hard drive (or formatting the original) starts the PS3 and shows the update was successful
but all data from my original hard drive is scrap :( all my saves are irretrievable
with an unbootable machine, in not sure what good the new update will be...
(I had a spare drive that was due to be fitted so that there now and my old fubar one i5 in a drawer just incase a miracle cure turns up!)