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Topic # 120958 19-Jun-2013 16:56
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Apparently upgrading your PS3 firmware to the latest 4.45 release, can brick your system.

So hold off until further notice…

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  Reply # 839622 19-Jun-2013 16:59
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Uh oh! I won't be updating mine. Thanks for the update, Gavin, useful as always!

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  Reply # 839627 19-Jun-2013 17:02
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Sony have pulled the update. Lucky catch, I downloaded the update this morning and was going to update tonight.

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  Reply # 839668 19-Jun-2013 17:54
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I always chuckle a little at how angry some gamers can get, I love my games but I dont actually get angry when something doesn't work I go have a beer. and watch a movie or go do something else.

It's getting concerning how tethered some people are to thier majick game box.

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  Reply # 839672 19-Jun-2013 18:01
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Lazarui: I always chuckle a little at how angry some gamers can get, I love my games but I dont actually get angry when something doesn't work I go have a beer. and watch a movie or go do something else.

It's getting concerning how tethered some people are to thier majick game box.


I think people have legitimate cause to be upset when an update turns your expensive device into a useless brick. I use my ps3 as a media server so it would be a considerable annoyance if it were to die.

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  Reply # 839804 19-Jun-2013 20:23
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My ps3 did the update and it was fine I don't think anyone knows what the trigger is for this issue at least I can keep playing last of us haha

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  Reply # 839964 19-Jun-2013 23:38
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Chrisbexsta: My ps3 did the update and it was fine I don't think anyone knows what the trigger is for this issue at least I can keep playing last of us haha


Some people are saying it's affecting those who have upgraded their HDD's 500gb or bigger. Do you fall into that category? 

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  Reply # 839986 20-Jun-2013 07:11
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Hobchild:
Chrisbexsta: My ps3 did the update and it was fine I don't think anyone knows what the trigger is for this issue at least I can keep playing last of us haha


Some people are saying it's affecting those who have upgraded their HDD's 500gb or bigger. Do you fall into that category? 


I'm using a 12gb super slim that I have put a 500GB HDD in update went smooth as

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  Reply # 840214 20-Jun-2013 12:09
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I'm using a 320GB PS3 and updated it before seeing the news about the bricking. Mine is unaffected though.

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