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    Default New PS3 firmware fiasco (2.42)....has it affected anyone here?

    Fresh off the PS3 2.40 firmware "bricking" systems last month, Kotaku is reporting that the new (as of this week) 2.42 firmware is gimping peoples blu-ray drives. WTF?

    I updated two days ago, but haven't played any games since. The thread at playstation.com shows case after case of unfortunate souls outraged by their newly malfunctioning PS3's. Has anyone here (with 2.42) had any problems?




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    I didn't even know there was a new firmware update coming. It randomly popped up last night after I finished watching Snatch on DVD.

    No problems with my drive, I've just tested the first 5 minutes of Hellboy on Blu-ray and it's fine. However, I'm unable to log on to the PS Store, it just keeps timing out. I'm not sure if it's my BT Homehub being crap again but I couldn't log on last night after the update or just now.

    This is getting slightly annoying.

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    I started having problems a little before the 2.42 patch, updated, and my problems didn't get any better or worse. Frequently getting a 80029940 error when I pop in a BD movie, No Country For Old Men froze at the ~1:12:00 mark and skipped ahead to ~1:22:00, and I've had a few other problems in the past.

    Just got my box in from Sony today to ship it back, but I'm wondering if I should even bother or if it's actually a firmware-related issue. Doesn't seem like anyone is actually posting their error codes, so it's kind of hard to correlate everything. Maybe it's the drive, maybe it's the movies.

    On the discs it's been happening to me on, I can't see any scratches or cracks, but apparently some people are noticing some super fine hairline cracks in there. I dunno. I'll look a bit closer before I mail it in and cough up the $150.

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    I noticed some strange static noises since updating to 2.40, but I only noticed them on one particular game, and it may be the game's fault, and it may be my TV's speakers fault, so I'm not sure. I did play the game (Stranglehold) last night with the 2.42 firmware, and I didn't notice any static.

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    my 60gigger has no issues with 2.42. i only have GT5 and heavenly sword though. no movies. the store works fine.


    overall i think the ps3 firmware is one huge fuckup. im amazed they couldnt do a better (Or at least as good) a job as MS.

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    Happy to report no noticable issues here.

    I've read that most firmware update issues come from people using weak/slow/frequently interrupted internet connections to download the firmware causing corrupted firmware getting installed.

    Of course, why the PS3 doesn't do a firmware verify post download is beyond me.
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    Default hmmm.....

    I read what this firmware update is supposed to do but still can't determine it is doing anything.

    Improves playback of some PS3 and PS1? games? How?

    Adds some new DTS audio options. What does this support?

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    I love my new PS3 but I have to admit that I hate the frequency of those damn firmware updates. I usually only have time to play on weekends and it seems like I'm always having to update to check out the PSN store and such. My wife was making fun of me the other day because all I wanted to to was play the new pixel junk demo and it took like an hour to download the firmware, then the demo, then install the game... ugh..

    so no, I haven't experienced the problem, however I don't play that often.

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    Wow! I'm glad I don't update my firmware when a new update gets released. Sometimes it's better to wait


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken View Post
    Improves playback of some PS3 and PS1? games? How?
    They'll rarely (if ever) divulge the specific bug fixes for games that haven't already been publicly "called out" as being broken/non functional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeychemist View Post
    I love my new PS3 but I have to admit that I hate the frequency of those damn firmware updates.
    I'm all about the frequent updates, I just wish that they'd do it in such a way that you didn't have to download the entire damn update firmware each time. Maybe just being able to do the equivalent of a diff-patch / delta update / whatever.

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    My PS3 is fine as far as I know.

    People seem to complain about PS3's updates every time one is released.

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    My ps3's been fine, but it does get extremely annoying having to download new firmware every month (or less). Not only that, but it seems like downloads from the ps3 store are much, much slower than those on the 360 marketplace.

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    For what it's worth, more often than not the PS3 firmware updates usually include new, free features, and for a completely free online service, the PSN store has really come into it's own in terms of being streamlined and organized. (Much more organized than XBL these days ... what a freakin' mess of categories the blades and sections are over there, I can't WAIT for the re-design!)
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    I've never had any problems updating my firmware, and it usually downloads extremely fast.

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    Mine froze on me 3 times today.

    Once while playing Soul Calibur 4. I got a message during the game, I paused, and went to check the message. When I came back, the game was stuck

    Twice, when I was in the middle of Stranglehold, I shot down a door, walked in, and the game stopped right there, yet you could hear in the background, people speaking and a car driving away...

    Third, is when I was downloading a demo and it beeped and shut off automatically.

    Could these problems be related to the firmware?
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    Mine froze on me 3 times today.

    Once while playing Soul Calibur 4. I got a message during the game, I paused, and went to check the message. When I came back, the game was stuck

    Twice, when I was in the middle of Stranglehold, I shot down a door, walked in, and the game stopped right there, yet you could hear in the background, people speaking and a car driving away...

    Third, is when I was downloading a demo and it beeped and shut off automatically.

    Could these problems be related to the firmware?
    Sounds like it could be going by the descriptions of similar issues.

    What make/model PS3 do you have??
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    I'm just happily reporting that I've never had trouble after firmware updates at all on my 60GB PS3.

    ...I've also only had it about a month now, so... um... I probably don't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    Sounds like it could be going by the descriptions of similar issues.

    What make/model PS3 do you have??
    The 80GB MGS4 Bundle, I bought it June 12th
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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