Sony pulls firmware 2.40 update from its servers

By on July 2, 2008, 5:53 PM
The release of firmware 2.40 earlier today seems to have caused a wide number of issues for those who updated their PlayStation 3 consoles. Shortly after going live, reports began to emerge on forums about issues such as console freezes or even console bricking – in which case reformatting the hard drive is the only solution.

There doesn’t seem to be any real pattern as to which systems are affected either, with pretty much every PS3 model being reported as troubled by the issue. A representative for the company quickly emitted a statement, saying they were “looking into the matter,” and as of this writing they seem to have pulled the update from its servers. Even when the firmware is back online, though, you should probably head to the official Sony PlayStation boards and see if other issues arise before deciding to update to 2.40.

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Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
lol the firmware was only up for 9 hours, that made me laugh for like 10 minutes, reminds me of the latest bios update for my motherboard...which sucked. (Yay BIOS restore)
darth_terra1 said:
Didn't have any issues when i updated mine, 60GB launch model, seems strange that it would only effect some poeople and not everyone.
jtickner1 said:
60Gb here too. No problems.
haha from what I hear it effects MOST people and not some... U got lucky
jtickner1 said:
From what I've been reading it's only a small percentage of owners who are getting this problem..
trinitibt said:
60GB here too. bought 03/07. no issues (knock). it appears that it's the subsequent models.
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