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Update 3.10 Causing Freezing Issues?

Firmware update 3.10 recently released, much to the delight of all you social networking maniacs out there; the update plopped Facebook into the XMB. But there appear to be problems associated with the latest firmware upgrade...

We're seeing multiple reports from PlayStation 3 users around the Internet - and PSXE readers - that after downloading update 3.10, their Blu-Ray drive isn't working so great. In fact, some are saying that every disc now freezes at some point; even Blu-Ray movies. We've seen this problem before because previous updates have also carried a bug that gimps the Blu-Ray drive, thereby causing Sony to issue a quick fix of some kind. Well, the only good news is that they may already be aware of this issue without all the forum hullabaloo. As noted by GOONL!NE, update 3.10 delivered an unannounced feature PC users might be familiar with: the "report" feature. As you can see by the pic provided over there, if your PS3 crashes for whatever reason, you'll have the option of sending an error report to Sony when you boot back up. So maybe Sony is seeing an influx of such reports with Blu-Ray drives freezing left and right, and if so, we can expect a response from them some time soon.

There's nothing more annoying than a freeze. There's just nothing you can do about it and when all Blu-Ray discs start doing it, you may as well drop the controller and cry.

11/20/2009 10:24:15 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (115 posts)

furbiesmustdie
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:38:10 AM
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YES both assassin's creed 2 and GTA IV both crashed and burned today alone, It really is a case of one step forward and two steps back. also first.

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PS3addict
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:44:28 AM

First? Ok, whatever. Please browse the acticles and see if you can find five others doing this.

We are a bit too old for that game. I do not run into work and yell "First"! My wife would really hate if I played that game in bed too... LOL

I have not done the upgrade and am glad. I always wait a day or two to see what issues pop up first.

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frylock25
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:22:36 AM

careful with that first thing, Ben has been known to put the admin bi#%$ slap on people runnin around yellin that.

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englishgolfer
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:38:08 AM

furbie not cool writing first. get a life.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:15:48 PM

lol @ PS3 addict, yeah you don't wanna brag about being first to finish up in bed.

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jaybiv
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:42:42 PM

that was classic world!

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bOnEs
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:46:07 PM

yea i had no problems with assassin's creed 2 the first couple of nights i played... but after updating, the game froze on me twice last night... i blame the firmware bug but, it could just be a common one... we'll see how many times it freezes tonight :D...

also, fifty-seventh!!

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PS3addict
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:37:28 PM

@ World.. Just a great visual huh? Rush to be done and yell out "First"!?
I think she might wanna kill me if I did that.

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webberfan
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:03:05 PM

my rock band guitar doesn't wanna work.

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Hexen
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:04:34 PM

Everyone gets one.

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furbiesmustdie
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:37:33 AM

knew i'd regret using the "f" word but it was just too tempting!

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Killsignal
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 12:22:42 PM

i think it's more childish to let something like the word first bother you... whatever

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:38:52 AM
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i just did the upgrade last night, hopefully my discs do not freeze.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:16:12 PM

me too, now im scared.

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johnld
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:49:58 PM

i have a 60gb and i had no problems of freezing on MW2 even when i do spec ops missions solo.

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wiiplay
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:28:44 PM

Yeah I hope it doesn't happen.
How about we just don't play games until Sony releases a patch? That's what I'm doing.
I figure if I don't use the Blu-ray drive, it can't fail, right? (Please say right)

My friend has been having trouble connecting to the PlayStation Network since 3.10 arrived, could it also cause that problem?
Oh and Ben, very nice work maintaining this website. :) It's my favourite PlayStation website on the entire interweb! (Besides playstation.com)

-Wiiplay.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:43:46 AM
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I upgraded my and Ive experienced no disc freeze's on any of my games so far(hopefully it stays that way).

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:44:30 AM
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Had the update since the night of it's release. Been playing Uncharted 2 and(yes yes)MW2 Spec Ops online since. No issues with my slim. Haven't updated my 60gb yet.

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Highlander
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:02:35 PM

I've updated a 60GB system and had no issues playing a bunch of Uncharted 2 last night.

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Diggity Dan
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:14:41 PM

Jawknee is playing a Call of Doody game?!

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:54:24 PM

I know! Haha I never said the multiplayer wasn't addicting. I just said they rarely offer anything new. I was pleasently surprised at some of the new features in MW2. I take back some of my sckepticism. With that said, I'll be done in a week and back to my regular gaming.

Nice High, thanks. I'll update my 60gb beauty tonight.

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johnld
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:51:38 PM

done with modern warfare spec ops a week? that game is kicking my butt on veteran.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 4:16:13 PM

Playing with a pal online has helped. A lot! We average about 12 to 15 stars a night. Little more then halfway done. We should be able to knock it out in a week.

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laxpro2001
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 10:52:05 AM
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MW2 was working fine for me... only game I'm playing as of right now lol

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Mysterio Spyder
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:06:05 AM
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Ever since I've gotten the update Assassin's Creed 2, MW2, and God Of War Collection all freeze after a short period of play.

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Troy Powers
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:06:28 AM
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Man, with EVERY firmware update there's a "FIRMWARE UPDATE X.XX BRICKED/BROKE MY PS3" thread. Come on, man. EVERY time? I'm not saying that none of them are legit, but the vast majority have to be user error.

For the record, I've got a launch 60GB. I've downloaded and installed every firmware update straight from the internet to my PS3, and I've never seen so much as a hiccup. Not meaning that I've never had problems with my PS3 (I can't launch BUZZ while I'm downloading the GoWIII demo, a couple random freeses, etc.), but never anything that seems like it was related to the firmware updates.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:08:50 AM

same here, mabye they just built those old 60gigs better.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:10:13 AM

gotta gree with you on this one!

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:19:40 AM

at what point do you suppose there is even an opportunity for user error? you tell it to download and it does its thing. installs... restarts and boom, it either worked perfectly or messed something up. update 2.40 bricked a LOT of consoles, including my original 60gb. after the install and restart, the wavy background showed up but nothing else appeared. there was nothing that could be done

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:15:37 PM

its probably not user error. but the user can reinstall the update and that could pose a fix for the problem. it has for me many times. i made it through 2.40 but even i didnt i wouldnt blame it all on the update.

electronics come and go when they please, and the 60 GB models ran extremely hot. I think melting point was like 90 degrees on the ps3 and i know my 60gb was up there. the thing sounded like a 18 wheeler coming down the highway! i loved my 60gb model, but besides not having B/C my 80 gb is much more preffered! i dont care bout the memory card slots cus most my stuff is on an ext. HDD or flash drive, and my t.v. has memory card slots so...

point is anytime there is a little problem, its the updates fault. i bet if for some reason your ps3 didnt work tomorrow it'd be the updates fault! even if its something tiny as the game freezing, o forbid it! I may be lucky but i have never had a serious problem with any updates, i can handle it freezing on me a couple times, cus most games auto save every 5 sec. now days, and so what you have to turn it off, (i let it sit for a few) then turn it back on. and it sounds like 90% of the comments on here havnt had problems either.

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Frenchy17
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:16:45 PM

Same thing here Troy, my launch PS3 still going strong and I have downloaded every update as soon as it was available. The only time I have ever had freezes of any sort, I was playing EA sports games!

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:22:30 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if most of these claims are coming from MS and their trolls themselves.

FUD.

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RustEDalex
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:27:45 PM

that should be our next poll question which system model has the most issues when updating. my 80GB is doing good.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:07:31 AM
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updated yesterday but have yet to see the facebook app, anyone know where it is?

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:09:11 AM

its under your acct. management icon.

your welcome! ;)

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frylock25
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:13:46 AM

under the account management option

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Highlander
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:22:19 PM

Just as Big says, it's in the Account management screen. I enabled mine last night and it picked up a trophy from Uncharted which was cool.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:08:05 AM
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no problems yet! nothin serious n e ways!

i wont lie though it did freeze once right aftre the update but not to the extent in this article. and i wasnt able to look at my profile. kept saying error. but i was able to compare my trophies with a friend, and once i did that it fixed my problem lol so...

ayways no major complaints and if Sony is aware of it whats the big deal? it will be fixed soon!

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frylock25
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:18:25 AM
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in the entire time i have had my ps3 i have only had a few problems with it. 2 or 3 freezes with fallout 3 though i played that for a couple hundred hours. maybe one or 2 other games but nothing ever from a firmware update. my dual shock was being stupid for a while after that one but thats about it.

one time HOME did an update and i had to delete it and reinstall cuz it screwed up. it happens.

i need to go find something wooden to knock on.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:23:47 AM
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my 60gb refurb that Sony replaced my original 60gb with due to the 2.40 update bricking is now experiencing this freezing. at least i backed everything up first this time. and its not it totally killed the system like 2.40. it still does everything just fine for me except for playing disc-based games. hopefully they issue a fix soon

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:06:48 PM

you can reinstall the update. that ussually takes care of the problem. i reinstalled an update for KZ2 because that game would freeze in a certain spot. after i reinstalled it ran fine! there are things the user can do!

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:19:06 PM

i have tried multiple things, but reinstalling the update is not an option. it says something like, "the system has the latest software and is up-to-date."
i even ran a full reset of the hdd hoping that it might do something, but no. because the problem is the firmware update, there is really nothing that can be done until sony issues a fix. the system now has 3.10 on it and thus thinks its up-to-date, and when i tried reloading 3.01 on it via flash drive, it says there is no applicable update data because its older.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:31:01 PM

you got bad luck cus like 90% of the comments on here i have had only miniscule problems not even worth mentioning!

i have re-installed before though, i dont know y ur not able to, as i said above i did it when KZ2 suffered a freezing problem and it fixed! i have no reason to try and re-install this update so idk maybe it wont work this time! Sorry man tried to offer some advice.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:34:36 PM

you sure that it was a firmware update you reinstalled? or just a killzone 2 game update?

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:39:54 PM

firmware, i dont rememeber what update KZ2 was on at that time, but it wasnt long after launch. i remember specifically going to system settings and updating. i wish i knew the update but i dont. it could have been that myabe there was a new update at the time and i got this whole thing wrong but im just trying to offer some advice. IDK honestly anymore, but i can tell you for sure that it wasnt an update or patch for the game!

anyways i also had a PS3 die on me, 60 gb model. but since then my 80gb has posed no problems through and through!

EDIT: i just went to see for your sake if i could re-install this update and your right no can do... well on the bright side im sure Sony will have a fix for those who are having issues, in no time!

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:01:43 PM

oh ok. i'm betting that it was a new update. i remember a few where there would be a required update like 2.80 or something, and then a day or two later a non-required one would come out as 2.81 for those people who had minor problems. it must have been something like that because its always told me that the system software is up-to-date when i try to redownload any updates.

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Geobaldi
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:31:32 AM
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I never download the updates. I wait for them to come on the game discs themselves.

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Kaden101
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:33:44 AM
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Like most of the above, I have updated every firmware since getting my PS3 just over a year ago, & haven't had any problems at all. It's an 80GB non b/c model.

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Oxvial
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:35:05 AM
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all of this sacrafices are worth.

because we always wanted to have FACEBOOK on the Ps3.

Cross Chat? you don't need that just buy a 360 and use it for that
BC ? naah you just need to have or buy a Ps2.
Avatars? we already have so why we need more?

FACEBOOK FTW!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:18:22 PM

we did?

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maxpontiac
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:42:06 AM
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No problems here, on either system.

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Sir Shak
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:46:46 AM
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Been playing Uncharted 2 , works alright .

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mexgeo86
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:50:25 AM
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Updated yesterday, no problems while playing 'Demon's Souls' or 'Rockband 2'...yet. (80gb model)

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napoleon85
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:54:43 AM
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no problems for me, but im still disappointed with the upgrade. Although im not all that into facebook, I was expecting its integration with the ps3 to be better than what 3.1 offered.
Sony needs to address our wants and stop bullshitting with meaningless upgrades.

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Deleted User
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:56:08 AM
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I always wait a few days before I update my PS3 with new firmware. I'll be waiting a few more days to see if this issue is rectified.

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www
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:11:04 PM

That means you don't play online?

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Deleted User
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:16:15 PM

I play online once in a blue moon. I'm a solo gamer for the most part so staying offline is O.K. with me until they rectify this issue. I avoid downloading updates in case of incidents like this.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:18:09 PM

something alog those lines!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:18:58 PM

solo gamers ftw.

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Aftab
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:40:58 PM

You gotta have a couple games to play online, like a racer, a fighter, a shooter, or LBP. It's good on the wallet, too, especially when money is tight. You won't feel the need to run out and get a new game every time you finish an sp campaign.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 6:30:33 PM

No, I don't "gotta" have any online games. I feel that online play is crap because I get no story, which is crucial to "my" gameplay. All you multi-player aficionados can have your online and enjoy it, more power to you. But please refrain from telling those of us who prefer solo play that we are missing something, we're not. That's akin to telling us to get a root canal because we're missing something there.

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Qubex
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:09:47 PM
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Well, I have installed the latest firmware 3.10, but I have no Facebook icon on my XMB. I did get the BBC iPlayer icon though...

I have no freezing issues at the moment... using an original 60GB fat PS3!

Q!

"i am home"

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:33:54 PM

facebook isnt on the XMB its under your account management icon.

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Qubex
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 4:36:57 AM

OK, thanks!

Q!

"i am home"

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www
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:10:36 PM
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Yea I had a couple of MW2 freezes, it usually happened when My Online stats were loading up and simultaneously I pressed the PS button to check friends online, messages etc, then bam! it froze. Its happened like 2 or 3 times so far.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:27:47 PM

Same here. But it did this before the update too.

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Aftab
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:11:37 PM
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Knock on wood, I've never had issues with my 60gig original. I had to buy a new controller once, because it kept on diconnecting (guess it was getting old). What I'm curious to know about those with problematic or bricked ps3's, besides the sku, are things like their download habits, gameplay habits, and the climate they live in.

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Naztycuts
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:12:03 PM
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I hate when people B*tch about free stuff, if it messes your system up then contact Sony and they'll work with you to fix it. I just get tired of people b*tching about an excellent service, if you are that mad go get a 360 or wii. I mean errors happen it isnt always Sony's fault.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:19:55 PM

I'd be pretty upset if I was off warranty (which I am) and it bricked my system forcing me to pay to get it fixed.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:20:32 PM

yes your absolutely correct. Sony will work with you if you call them and the techs are pretty knowledgable, and even the worst person ive talked to worked me through my issue so...

updates are essential, and Sony didnt just do this update for facebook theres lots of little things to be fixed as well that you may now know about. updates are improvements even if there is little set backs. Sony will end up working this out though so there is no reason to complain. if this is an issue it will be resolved shortly.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:23:06 PM

worlendswithme-

its pretty subjective to say that an update bricked your system. Especially since its been a couple days now. if that were too happen like some people say 2.40 did, sometimes thats just life and not the update.

in my mind im sure there is something in an update that could possibly ruin a system. but for the most part updates are improvents and patches, and in no way would or should intentionally ruin a system.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:28:09 PM

i agree. i had to go through the whole 2.40 complete bricking of my system, but Sony was amazingly helpful. at first they said it would be $250 to fix because it was out of warranty. but after i found out that it was so wide-spread that Sony actually pulled the update, i called back and they said they would fix/replace it for free regardless of the warranty. that was pretty awesome. i sent in my bricked 60gb and they quickly sent a refurbed 60gb within a week, free shipping and all. compared to that, this is just a minor hiccup though. at least the system boots up properly.
anyway, from someone who has now had to deal with 2 issues stemming from firmware updates, i agree with you about people whining. its not like Sony caused these issues on purpose, and they have always been very helpful when i've run into these issues.
though it is a bit frustrating, i'm just gonna have to patiently wait it out

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:35:41 PM

im glad sony helped you out with that! i didnt realize 2.40 was a big issue as that but im glad to hear you got some help, and a free deal out of it!

Idk these updates are subjective, but i wouldnt be afraid to install them. there meant for the greater good!

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Godslim
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:02:26 PM

phone sony and they will help u?! what help me buy asking for 128 quid for a fix

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Naztycuts
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:54:11 PM

Ya know Godslim if you explain to them what happened I'm sure they would show some sort of mercy, even if they just apologized and offered the "128 quid" fix it's still cheaper than buying another one.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 6:19:47 PM

godslim-

what do you want handouts? this is life! if your warranty is up then hell yeah there gonna charge you! What dont u understand about that? If you were smart you would purchase the extended warranty then you would have nothing to complain about and it costs less than a refurbished PS3 from Sony, so its worth it!

Sony is helpful. My friend for instance on his PS3 his blu-ray drive went out, it was out of warranty and some how they hooked him up withheavenly sword and he didnt even send his PS3 to them he just bought a slim. Some poeple wont have that luck but it helps to go over allthe problems with Sony, they are there to help!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:21:43 PM
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Looks like Dragon Age works okay, I've been real lucky with my 80gig, but I treat her like a queen. Updates make me nervous... and they take too long.

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crump602
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:25:06 PM
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I wish I had a PS3 to update!! Since my fatty 60gig launch died, I've had 2 more PS3's die at my hands. When mine died, my brother in-law sent his brand new PS3 80gig fatty.(he was in the Army so he thought he was gunna be able to use it but got denied) Took it right from the box, hooked it up and.... DOA yellowed on me same as my launch 60gig! Then to make that even more f'd up, my girlfriends kids dad brought his over his 60gig fatty and....dead.

Coincidence?............. Maybe!?
But f me.....3 of them!!!
No f'n way!

Now I sit waiting for another new slim to be delivered.
The fourth PS3 and thinking of having someone else hook it up cuz.........if it dies on me........I don't know, maybe I'll jump off the roof head first into a thumb tack!!!!!

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:26:39 PM

thats just bad luck all the way round man! im sorry!

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DemonNeno
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:33:45 PM

It could have something to do with your power grid. How many circuits run in your apartment/home? Is your wiring old? grounds outlets?

I've spent a bit of time working on PCs on the side. Common issue is burnt PSU (power supply units) due to irregularities in the electrical fields, especially due to inconsistant power output & poor grounds. The easiest fix? A juicy surge protector that handles at least what your PS3 outputs for approx 20 minutes.

check out the following links for more info...

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=BuyGuide/SurgeProtectorGuide.html
(lowes.com - read the article content)

http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/powersquid-home-theater-surge-protector-pd-sq3k-calamari/

(Power Squid - NOTE! $500,000 equipment warranty :) )

This may OR may not be your problem, but it's definitely something to look into.

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:25:39 PM
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Ill download an update any day of the week. they do not bother me because they have no hidden agenda.

updates are not out to get us, they are put out by Sony to make our experience better. if you have a problem with the update reinstall it, call sony. dont just sit there and complain. there may not be alot sony can do for you on the phone but it may help u get past an error, which could potentially cause more problems.

if your skeptical of an update i dont know what to say to you because they are essential. and they are especially needed to play online.

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Highlander
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:22:58 PM

Post of the week...

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bigrailer19
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 6:12:40 PM

I think...

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jaybiv
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:49:27 PM
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I would much rather have the ability to add firmware updates to the PS3 than not.

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556pineapple
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:56:09 PM
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I upgraded my 60GB model yesterday and played Uncharted 2 for about 4 hours and I haven't had a problem yet. Right now I'm watching the Killers live DVD and still no problems.

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DemonNeno
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:21:31 PM
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This is quite an incredible predicament many unfortunately face. I can't imagine how so many may have a bug with this firmware while others sail smoothly. The hardware & software is the same amongst us all, hence the results shouldn't be able to differ? Perhaps some may experience line packet corruption in some firmware upgrade issues.

I, for one, have always had games crash on me since I bought my PS3, especially GTAIV... That game seems like it was meant to. Regardless of firmware, it'll dump on me sometimes during startup and other times half hour or longer into gaming.

I work way too often to really sit there and play games, so for it to crash during those 8-20hrs/mo i do play games, it really kills. Especially for the price of this frickin system when I purchased the newer(older now? haha.. ughh) 80gb non slim unit for $400..

Who knows. I was so use to blaming M$ for my gaming crashes (was strictly a PC gamer prior to my PS3), but now am getting sick of pointing fingers in every frickin direction. Ugh..

Btw, old time viewer of PSExtreme, fresh to owning an acc here. Hello!

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tes37
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:48:02 PM
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My slim froze up once after I updated. It happened when I tried to launch GOW Collection from the recently played games menu in What's New. I've had no other problems and I did send in the bug report because I know it is helpful to Sony.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 4:19:05 PM

Have you noticed the God of War collection gives your blue Ray drive a workout? My slim makes a lot of noise when the blue Ray drive is doing it's thing. On some games more then others. You notice that Tes?

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tes37
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 6:40:55 PM

Haven't really noticed anything different with GOW collection. I've been playing with surround sound which may have been drowning out the sound of my drive. As far as I can tell it's doing fine, but if that changes I will let you know.

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 1:22:15 PM

The sound is freaking great. I played the E3 demo for gow3 too for the first time. Lol that game is going to be epic.

Last edited by Jawknee on 11/21/2009 1:24:00 PM

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:00:06 PM
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My 60GB nor my Slim have EVER froze on me after firmware updates *shrug*

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bearbobby
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:27:36 PM
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Updated my b/c compatible 80GB. First couple times I tried to download the update it only got to about 3% before the connection timed out or something. Had never happened to me before but I figured the update had just gone live and a few million people were doing the same as me. Waited half an hour and tried again, downloaded and updated fine.

No glitches, lag or errors. If anything the XMB seemed a fraction more responsive. Haven't put in a game or blu-ray movie, but the Netflix disc works fine.

The only times my PS3 ever freezes is when I'm using the web browser. I love having it available but I feel it doesn't manage its memory allocation very well.

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wiiplay
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:38:25 PM

I also have the 80GB PS3, and It felt as though the update took forever to download.
Once the update completed, I noticed that there was a lot of lag on most games.
I tried playing COD4 online and it was virtually unplayable, as some of the characters appeared to literally skip from place to place.
And once I thought I had the guy cornered, he vanished and somehow reappeared behind me shooting me with bad silver things!
But it wasn't just COD4, it was every game!

But after an hour or two the lag was gone.

Has anyone else experienced this before?
(I can still connect, unlike my friend)

-Wiiplay.

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bearbobby
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:48:37 PM

Again it might have been the mob of users trying to update at the same time and overwhelming certain servers. Sucks if that affected online games though. Glad it cleared up.

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noshownogo
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:47:37 PM
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Another reason why firmware updates should not be mandatory to go online, can't sony do some prelaunch testing using all sku's?

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wiiplay
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 5:31:11 PM

Microsoft does the same thing, so does Nintendo.
But yeah, I agree. We should at least be able to access our friends list and chat if we don't want to install an update.
But wasn't there a few updates that were not mandatory?

-Wiiplay

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camaro300zx
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:51:29 PM
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I always wait a week before I update my 60gb, just to see what bugs I don't want. So untill its fixed or untill I see a ratio report I'm staying at 3.02 or 3.05 whatever I have now.
I have no need for FACEBOOK and JUNK.

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Corak
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:52:57 PM
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Updated my 60 GB PS3 and UC2 locked up on my the first time ever today.
Also I cannot link/update my trophies -> Error(Somewirednumber).
What is FAR more annoying is the fact that the new video store has all the movies only dubbed to german! WTF?!! I want the OV not the cheap crap version of a million dollar movie!!

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Advent Child
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 4:03:20 PM
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Assassin's Creed 2 froze on me last night, but my PS3 didn't give me the chance to report and I just figured it happened. I didn't link it to the firmware update. I am glad its not because it was overheating.

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Poor_boy
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 4:36:16 PM
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I've been busy with school so I haven't have that much time to play much with my ps3, so I'm spared the sorrow, but I sure hope it gets fix before the thanks giving break.

Last edited by Poor_boy on 11/20/2009 4:37:02 PM

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Turbey
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 6:51:20 PM
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You know! I`ve been having my 60 gb PS3 since launch, and I have never had any serious problem with it. Yeah, maybe some freeze here and there, but nothing serious.

You can really tell that Sony gives their heart and soul into making GREAT products. Hence, the reason I love them <3

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Dingodial
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 7:10:37 PM
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hahaha everyone said the same thing about 3.00 and 3.01. well, I downloaded 3.01 (hesitantly) and nothing strang ever happened. Just to be safe, I'll waite a while and see if they release a patch. But if they don't, I'll probably download 3.10.

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Cholo Gamer
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 8:11:45 PM
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My friend has been having those problems. I have only experienced it once since the update.

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Shadow_Ninja
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 8:18:37 PM
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strange, because my 60GB PS3 was freezing before the update, but it hasn't since the update. lucky me.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 8:53:55 PM
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I've got an update from Playstation Customer Service Rep. Mark. Mark pretty much just told me that, while they have been receiving a lot of calls recently from people with this problem, it is not the firmware update that caused it. He said that it is mostly older systems, and their blu-ray drives are simply failing due to life expectancy.
Alas, we are boned. no fix-it update will be made since its supposedly not the firmware that caused it. its just a little hard to believe that its pure coincidence for my drive to fail on its own immediately after this update, having shown no signs of it whatsoever before hand. and apparently i'm far from alone.
Oh well, i guess i will be without my ps3 for a long time. $150 bucks is hard to come by for a starving university student. ugh :(

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JDC80
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 8:53:59 PM
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The only game that froze on me since the update was "Uncharted 2" but my 40gb PS3 had froze couple of times on me before the update but I did get that report the problem thing popped up when the browser crashed on me.

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Riku994
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 9:06:11 PM
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I cant compare trophies with anyone.

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daus26
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 9:44:24 PM
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I can't stream videos in the PSblog anymore since the update. Anyone else have this problem? How do we report glitches and bugs anyway?

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:08:28 PM

I noticed that Viddler wasn't working as well as it used to work even before the latest update. Perhaps that's what you're experiencing. Or not.

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thj_1980
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 9:56:10 PM
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Wow my ps3 hasn;t been updated at all i;m really worried i;ll wait till there is a solution fo rthis.

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GGCAN
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:27:46 PM
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I upgraded to FW 3.10.

Also viewed the new Star Trek move and played Assassins Creed II and have had no freezing issues.

I have the 80 GB (now upgraded to 320 GB) backwards compatible PS3 (Motorstorm issue PS3).

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___________
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 12:27:43 AM
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THIS IS A JOKE!
when i said this before, i just did it for sh*ts and giggles but this is completley embarrassing and PATHETIC!
seriously how can they get away with this?
if i was working for a company and constantly update after update was releasing gimped software i would be fired on the spot.
sony, for once can you release a firmware update so i dont have to worry about what part of my ps3 is going to stop working next?
once, just once thats all i ask.
and now ever since i updated to FW 3.10 my DS3 keeps un sync from the system, im constantly having to plug it in via USB and re sync it.
i mean once every blue moon ok thats fine, its software after all things go wrong i understand that.
BUT EVERY SINGLE FU**ING TIME!
can someone please hurry up and come out with some custom firmware so i dont have to worry about this?
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE

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thj_1980
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 10:36:16 AM
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lol you won't contact sony this way try the website i'll help.

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:12:09 PM
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I updated my dad's 40 GB for him the other night, but haven't played any disc games on it yet. He was playing flOw when I saw him this morning, but that's not on disc.

I didn't get the chance to update my launch system, as it's currently defunct.

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Robochic
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 2:16:53 PM
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Nope updated nicely, downloaded my Gow 3 demo and play'n ever since fine. I never worry about updates I have little people in my home to worry more about with it, man the finger prints from my 1 year old daughter is gross i clean the ps3 6 times a day due to little fingers.

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