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PS3 2.40 Update Removed!

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338w ago - Update: Via Sony's [Register or Login to view links] in response to the 2.4 issues:

"The PLAYSTATION 3 system software version 2.40 has been temporarily taken offline and will not be available for download as our engineers examine any possible issues with this update. The Knowledge Center will be updated with information as it becomes available; please check back here for further details."

After countless reports of problems across the Internet (here, here, and here) caused by the long-awaited PS3 2.40 Software Update, Sony has gone ahead and pulled the update.

Many users have been a bit befuddled, after being able to access PSN with only 2.36, however on a check of the latest available firmware, it is indeed listed as 2.36.

We can only assume that there is a major bug in the newest release. One would assume it would be detected and patched before it was rolled out en-masse, however it appears that it was not.

The big question, aside from 'When is 2.40 coming back out?' is that will Sony repair consoles that this update broke without cost, or will they still insist on charging their repair fee?

According to our member boonflop, Sony insisted on charging him, once his PS3 bricked after updating to 2.40. Hopefully Sony they will change their tune after this debacle, and fix these consoles for free.

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#29 - Adam777 - 337w ago
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You can fix the 2.40 brick by formatting the HDD with a PC. Though every data will lose including the precious saves.

#28 - BUMMER70 - 337w ago
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I don't have any problems. 2.40 works fine. I have European ps3(60gb)

#27 - ModderFokker - 337w ago
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On Ps3 fanboy they have a poll going and it seems "only" 2% had problems with the 2.40 update.

Mine worked fine (pal 60gb).

#26 - mrmiller24 - 337w ago
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sony may have tested it, but they cant make it bulletproof, something must have slipped under the radar, i struggle to believe that any company the size of sony would not test something before releasing it, bigger companies play it safe.

#25 - boonflop - 337w ago
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WAHOOOO!!! After i reformatted my ps3 hdd i am pleased to say that it now works. Still pissy with sony support team but screw them when i have you guys.


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