PlayStation 3 firmware update causes huge problems
PS3 users, beware! A new update to the firmware of the gaming console is causing huge problems to PS3 owners around the world.
The culprit seems to be the latest firmware version 4.20 that once installed renders some PlayStation 3 gaming consoles unusable while causing other problems on other consoles. This incident is in strong contrast with previous updates that have worked just fine. The largest number of problems has been reported on Sony’s own forums.
“After few hours of Skyrim, I closed the game and installed the 4.20 update, choosing the option to shut the PS3 down after install. Now the PS3 will not turn on. I am getting the green/yellow/blinking red light error,” said one user.
“I ran the new software update last night. It was very slow to install and stuck on 99% for a good while, but it did eventually complete and the system restarted as normal. Then when I went to play a game the system became stuck with just a black screen for around 10 minutes. Eventually I restarted to the system. On restart I just get a blue screen. The usual start up sounds do play, but that’s it, can’t access the menu to try any fixes. It won’t even allow a hard restart at this point, and just gives 3 beeps,” another added.
Other non-fatal problems include console freezes or lack of access to certain features such as Blu-Ray playback or working with data found on external hard drives.
There’s no official response from Sony as of now so stay tuned and do not install firmware update version 4.20!