PS3 Firmware 3.41 Issues Arise for PlayStation 3 HDD Upgraders


194w ago - Today Examiner.com (linked above) reports that numerous users who opted to upgrade the PS3 HDD are now experiencing issues with the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.41 update.

It is not yet determined if these issues are related to the PS3 Firmware Patches Sony instituted beginning with PlayStation 3 Firmware update version 3.41, however, there is currently a lengthy thread on Sony's official board covering the issues.

To summarize, quoting from Examiner.com: "The problems being reported are the following: PS3 owners are unable to update their system to firmware 3.41, HDD upgrades aren't being allowed, systems are crashing, and after installing a new HDD the system isn't fully downloading the file and then prompts users with a message stating 'no applicable data found'."

Sony did respond to online inquiries regarding this topic with this response:

"We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with upgrading Internal Hard Disc Drive (for PlayStation 3) on your PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system. The information available to our Consumer Services Department does not suggest that this is a problem PlayStation(R) owners are likely to experience when upgrading the HDD with 3.41 update. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) strongly supports the quality of its products and backs them with full confidence."

Sony is currently recommending affected users update their previous PS3 HDD first to see if the update works with it, followed by updating from a thumb drive formatted in FAT 32 with the 3.41 PS3 update.

If anyone here is experiencing similar issues, feel free to reply in the comments below.



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alexcamrod's Avatar
#13 - alexcamrod - 194w ago
Great more FW update issues. Sony is slowly but surly losing all my respect. Every couple of updates there seems to be headaches. Actually i think every FW has had issues since 2.70 if im not mistakeing. I think it was issues with the blueray then it was issue after issue.

Ensokusha's Avatar
#12 - Ensokusha - 194w ago
It could not by any (albeit small) chance be related to the relatively new 4k-sector-hdds?

(Like described at http://www.anandtech.com/show/2888)

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#11 - B4rtj4h - 194w ago
Updated no problem.

PS3 40GB (upgraded to 180Gb)

But when i put in the original i get the error. So i guess people are NOT allowed to change the HDD. Nice one sony.

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#10 - ModderFokker - 194w ago
Those useless updates are destroying every fat PS3. Looks like sony is making this on purpose.
Hahaha

Dont you love the internet

kablooey's Avatar
#9 - kablooey - 194w ago
I have an 80GB fat PS3 and been having freezing problems since 3.40 update. After 5 minutes playing the sound or background music disappears and in the following loading screen the games freeze. A friend of mine had the same problem with his 60GB PS. Those useless updates are destroying every fat PS3. Looks like sony is making this on purpose.













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