(ps3) 2.40 fw bricking some ps3's

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  1. gollyzila

    gollyzila New Member

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    (im on ipod so i cant post links) i was on playstation forums yesterday and saw that many people were having major problems with the new 2.40 fw. Wat happened was that their ps3 didnt dl the firmware completely and as a result they got a "black screen of death". There is a fix by switching hdd but some people dont have an extra hdd lying around. Also some people have been able to dl the firmware just fine and thier ps3's didnt get bricked. So this is for all the iptf ps3 users, be careful with the new fw and goodluck. (hehe thats alot of reading) (oh and my PSN is gollyzila aswell if u want to add me, i have gta4 and warhawk. Just put iptf in the body of the friend request.)
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    Yeah i was reading about this before, luckily it did it okay for me.
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    ROFLs, my Xbox 360 is fine

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    And just to keep on topic, how and why would this happen, sony was never shoddy with PSP updates......
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    Actually i killed mt dads PSP while updating......

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    Lol, most of the reports on the Sony forums were fake, I was looking at them this morning. About 5 of them could have been real, but some people were making rediculous claims.

    It worked fine with me, I don't know what's wrong with everyone.
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    first of all, I'd like to tell all the Xbox 360 fanboys to GTFO now...

    secondly I believe the FW update bricking their PS3's had something to do with them having previously installed some foreign OS or protocol...

    For example, the updated XMB could be conflicted with another OS, like Yellow Dog, or Linux...

    Just a thought, like someone said above^ Sony is always good with their software updates, and they usually have the server capacity to handle so many users generating ungodly amounts of traffic on their servers in an attempt to get their hands on the update...

    Still, the idea of bricking a PS3 is quite rare considering t the PS3 being as "open" as it is. Unlike the Xbox's that takes the standard Microsoft OS approach by shutting out everyone else.

    In many ways the PS3 is to Sony, as Firefox is to Mozilla...

    Anyone agree?
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    angel whats ur psn i think i added you
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    Aurongel, you're not on my friends list

    you'll know me when you add me, it says in my comment "AngelSynth here"
  10. Mortel

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    That IS a good point..
    Lots of the people on the Sony forums have a PS3 running accounts from Japan, etc. to get exclusive games from the store that are only released in that country...
    And on the PS3 Update Thread in the Sony forums, at the part where it lets you manually download 2.40 (to put on removable media, for installing on your PS3), it says NOT to install the firmware on any PS3 that is not from North America, since it's the North American version, so idk.

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