Newest PS3 Update Potentially Bricks your console

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Apparently there's a ton of reports that the newest PS3 update that was released today I believe, 4.45, has been bricking peoples consoles. Don't update.
When I start up the PS3 Slim today, it reported that it required to update to 4.45 (the version that allows you to disable trophy notification during game play). After the download and installation, the system reboot.
But after it display the PS3 logo, it went to the second screen (the flowing ribbon). It suppose to display XB next. but it never goes there. Just the flowing ribbon.
I can not even shutdown the system by press the power button. (It bleeps, but the system didn't shut down.) So I tried unplug the power cord, and plugin again. Still same problem.

Is there anyone from SONY here? Could someone help me to revert to the system before 4.45?
Source: http://community.us.playstation.com...rt/Problem-after-update-to-4-45/td-p/40712247
 

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Copy and paste from the other thread of the issues so far:
- Boots to PS3 logo and then blank sparkly screen with no response
- Dualshock won't connect
- Can't rebuild the file system via recovery menu
 

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I updated about an hour ago before I saw this post, no problems so far but I am having a strange problem, may be related not sure. I am currently downloading Saints Row 3, since it's free on psn plus, it says it has downloaded about 6000mb, but progress bar is 0%. I started this download after updating to new firmware.
 

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I updated about an hour ago before I saw this post, no problems so far but I am having a strange problem, may be related not sure. I am currently downloading Saints Row 3, since it's free on psn plus, it says it has downloaded about 6000mb, but progress bar is 0%. I started this download after updating to new firmware.

Pause and restart the download. For some reason I had the same problem while I was downloading the first Disgaea game.
 

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oh nice sony is bricking everyone's ps3 so they can go out and get a brand new shiny ps4

...That's not even on the market yet.

If that is the case, though, I guess Sony prematurely shot their wad on what should've been a dry run, if you will, and now they've got something of a mess on their hands.
 

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I wonder how many people downloaded the update. Luckily, I'm pretty sure I turned my PS3 on before the update had been rolled out and I left it on, so I was never prompted to do the update.

Still. Could be just a simple software fix, maybe put something on a USB stick or something. But even then, Sony is still worse than the Mafia.
 
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Pause and restart the download. For some reason i had the same problem while i was downloading the first Disgaea game

Yes, if the connection stalls for even a few seconds then the download will hang forever as the connection will never time out and reconnect to resume the download. I often have to pause and resume every gigabyte or so.

I wonder how many people downloaded the update. Luckily, I'm pretty sure I turned my PS3 on before the update had been rolled out and I left it on, so I was never prompted to do the update.

Still. Could be just a simple software fix, maybe put something on a USB stick or something. But even then, Sony is still worse than the Mafia.

No simple fix, though they could release 4.41 as firmware 4.46 and have people install it in recovery mode.
 

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What you just said, you kinda lost your privilege to say Sony would be petty.
Considering that they will still sell new PSP's and then not make available any MS Pro Duos for storage purposes, it's certainly just one of many (underhanded) examples of their corporate behavior, all to try and get people to move on to the handheld nobody wants.

And since PS4 won't even be compatible with downloaded software for PS3, it figures they'd try something fishy to get people to be 'forced' to the next console somehow.

I've been dealing with their crap for years, and their little cupid stunts don't surprise me anymore. Appalled, but not surprised.
 
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