[Answered] PS3 2.6 firmware turns PS3 into brick
I currently have a $600 brick or paper weight....whatever you want to call it. A week or so ago the PS3 updated itself to 2.6. It worked fine until the next time I went to play a game and the game wouldn't load. I called Sony and they stated that it wasn't their fault and the only way I can get it fixed is to send it to them for $168. This is horrible. I know that they are losing $50 on every console (hence no price cuts....until a new console comes out) but why would they not provide a fix for this problem?
I've tried everything. Resetting the diode. Resetting the game settings. Restoring the PS3. Formatting the HD. Repairing corrupt files. The only way that I was able to get it to work at all was when I downloaded a game from PSHome and loaded it. Once it loaded my game loaded. Very odd but the really odd thing is that this worked until I turned off the PS3. The next day it didn't work anymore. I'm to my wits end.
I've heard you can use Debug Firmware 1.0 to downgrade and then you can upgrade to 2.53 or anything but 2.6 and it fixes the issue. The problem is that 1.0 is no where to be found on the internet. If anyone has a clue of where PS3 Debug Firmware 1.0 can be found please let me know. Thank you!
Best Answer -
Posted by sharks
This thread almost scared me.
i am also running the latest 2.60 firmware on my PS3 - but only because that's the only way i can get online via the PS3 in the PSN or online gaming.
i have had absolutely no problems with 2.60 or any previous firmware. My PS3 came preloaded with firmware 2.41 when i bought the new model 80GB last November.
Important thing to remember: NEVER upgrade your PS3's firmware online directly. Download the new firmware to your computer from Sony's site (check your PS3's region and go to the appropriate Sony region site for the right firmware) and then place in your USB drive (pendrive or whatever external USB storage device) and then use this to update.
I have read and heard myriads of problems with problems after updating firmware online. Just use a USB drive to update and you should be safe from possible corrupt firmware download during online live updating.