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Playstation 3 Turns Into Useless Brick After Firmware Update 2.01

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352w ago - Want your own BrickStation 3? Upgrade to 2.01 and hold your breath... Starting last week, PS3 owners started reporting that their next gen console would not read their Blu-Ray discs. Some users reported that their PS3 would not even read DVDs. All reports started to come in after gamers made the upgrade to 2.01.

"I inserted Blu Ray Disc into PS3 for first time and movie appeared under video tab. It started to play and i started skipping previews and then all of a sudden screen went blank. I went back to PS3 home screen and tried ejected and inserting Blu Ray movie back into PS3 and the icon fails to appear under the video tab. I then tried DVD and that did not appear either. PS3 Games still work. Please help!"

Today when I myself tried to update my PS3 to 2.01, I was left with a half bricked PS3. What I mean by this is that I can longer use any media that resembles a severely flattened donut on my PS3. This includes cds, dvds, games, and blu-ray disks. Some of you may be familiar with the message of "Disc Unreadable/ Unrecognized", however this does not even show up when a disc is inserted.

Tomorrow I am heading over to Best Buy to swap it out, and perhaps you should you should too if you have the best buy warranty. However, while this solution will get you back up and running quickly,...
 

Call of Duty 4 PS3 Firmware problems resolved!

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353w ago - As expected, Infinity Ward has confirmed that the problems of the PS3 version of Call of Duty 4 following the release of firmware v2.01 are now over and done with.

They announced that gamers should no longer be receiving error messages or any other issues related to the firmware update in the game and they thanked for everyone letting them know so they could get the issued resolved efficiently.

The actual fix is separate to a forthcoming patch for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions which promised optimisation of the multiplayer experience. However patch v1.2 for the PC is available to grab from InfinityWard.com.
 

PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update released!

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354w ago - As mentioned recently, today PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update is now available via Network Update or from the download links below:

Download: PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update (EU)

Update: jabberosx has confirmed for us HERE that rendib's belief is incorrect, and PS3 Update v2.01 does NOT currently support DivX yet.

Also, EckoUnltd shared with us the official v2.01 change log via PlayStation Blog:

• Stability during playing some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.

• Stability of System Software including Internet Browser and Information Board has been improved.

• Stability of the upscaler for PlayStation 2 format software has been improved. (Playability of PlayStation 2 depends on model)

• [Remote Start] feature is changed to avoid unintended power on.

Although an official changelog is not yet available, it's believed...
 

PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update Coming Soon

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354w ago - To quote Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network Operations:

Hey everyone. We know you like to hear about updates a few days in advance, so here's a quick heads up that we have a new System Software update in the works.

Firmware v2.01 is a minor update that will improve the stability of PLAYSTATION 3.

We'll provide more specifics as the update is about to go live, but we thought we'd give loyal blog readers advance notice!
 

New unknown features of PS3 Firmware 2.00

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355w ago - New unknown features of FW 2.0:

  • Streaming of Trailers possible during download from the Playstation Store.
  • New Flash-Player update for the Internetbrowser.
  • Browser and Store faster (Loadingtime)
  • Demos, PS1 Games und Download Games can be sorted in folders
  • A new Video-Chat
  • [confirmed] Support for CANON Printers
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