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Sony firmware 2.40 bricks PS3

Unlucky for some
Fri Jul 04 2008, 08:43

MAKER OF EXPLODING batteries, Sony has had to pull its firmware 2.40 upgrade for the PS3 after complaints that it was turning the consoles into expensive bricks.

Complaints flooded in after punters moaned of multiple problems with the upgrade. The most dramatic was that the console seemed to get itself stuck while booting and could not get past its funky 'wave' background display.

The problem was so annoying and terminal that the only way it could be cured was by formatting the hard drive, which is a risky business.

Sony sheepishly admitted the fault and swiftly pulled the upgrade. Another version has been released. The reason that punters were queuing up for the upgrade was that it has some natty new features such as in-game XMB access along with a new trophy system for player awards.

Sony claims that the faulty upgrade only hurt a small number of users. So that's alright then. ยต

L'Inq
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