Firmware Update Causes PlayStation 3 Systems To Become Bricked
Shane Blume / 5 years ago
Gamesradar let us know yesterday about a mishap with Playstation, and a firmware update 4.45. Unfortunately Playstation let a firmware update through the cracks which caused some systems to stop working, these systems appear to be bricked. If you were one of the few unlucky people to be on top of your updates, and had your system stop working because of this update, then I may be able to help you. From the research I have done into this issue, it looks like you should be able to download the current firmware and reset everything, unfortunately I do not have a Playstation 3 to test this out on, so you will need to let me know what works, and doesn’t work. Or you could just wait until Playstation offers an Official story. The update is not posted on their site at this time, and is currently 4.41.
The video below will give you a step-by-step walkthrough.
Download the update from Playstation HERE. Place update on a USB drive. Connect the USB drive to the Playstation and follow these steps.
- Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.
- Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).
- Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, “Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button.”