I formatted my 650GB HDD and put it back into the PS3. It asked me for an update 4.21 or higher, so luckily the new update did NOT update my system.
So, I still had the 4.21 update on my SD USB Reader and formatted my HDD again. It was a success!
So, my PS3 is alive again running 4.21.
I tried to log on to PSN so I can start putting my games back on my system. Wouldn't you know it? It told me I had to do a system update. Which I will NOT until I hear that Sony fixed this problem and it will not brick my PS3.
I BETTER get comped for the time I'm missing using my PS+ account because Sony is too negligent to actually TEST the friggin' firmware update before releasing them onto an unsuspecting public....
I got on my PS3 this morning and found I had a message from [PSN] asking me to come back to PS+ even though I still have Plus until next August. lol, what?
Apparently I'm not alone, as others have gotten these messages, and some people have gotten messages that give them an extra month of PS+ for free.
there's proof in this thread: http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/general-ps3-discu
My PS3 no longer reads any disc at all since the 4.25 update. It stopped working immediately after the update completed. It will freeze with a black screen for like 5 minutes before saying DISC READ ERROR. I cannot turn off power at this time, as the controller becomes unresponsive.
- Your PS3 Model, Hard drive size - phat 60GB launch model with standard everything
- Internet connection - wireless except when i do updates, then i wire it.
- Did you update to 4.25 from version 4.20 or 4.21 - 4.20 i assume. If i didnt HAVE to do 4.21 then i wouldnt have. I only ever do updates when it stops me playing games.
Since Sony won't get off of their **bleep** and do any testing and just still deny everything presented to them, I'll take matters into my own hands.
So here's a question:
Did anyone here that was bricked or affected any way by the update, use the PC download to and external drive(i.e. A USB thumb drive or USB SD Card reader) to update rather than download it from PSN?
I have an idea that maybe the one on PSN is corrupted and the one on the PC is not. But, I want to see if that is indeed the case....
Made a video this is what is happening whats up sony any word????????? Spread this video if this is happening to you
I'm running on a Slim 120GB model
I updated from version 4.20 via USB, as I've been doing for the duration that I've had my PS3.
I'm having issue with the start up of the system. For some reason it cannot be read via HDMI OR AV cable, but i can hear the fans running and all.
I remind you that my system worked right before I made the update.
I was literally looking at my screen during installation and after it was complete my system restarted and i saw nothing.
In the event of my PS3 turning on, I get like static on my screen and the game freezes, 3 bleeps sound from the PS3 and it restarts. Again not showing any sort of video input.
I can't even access safe mode because nothing shows on my screen.
Can I get a way to fix this please?