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 Jul 02, 2008 - 07:25 PM - by Michael
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Sony's latest firmware update for the PS3 is apparently fraught with peril.

I am shocked. And amazed. (</sarcasm>)

Update even as story broke: they've pulled the update now. No word on recourse for people already affected.

There doesn't seem to be any real pattern as to which systems are affected. 60GB, 40GB, 20GB, and 80GB systems alike have all been afflicted with the issue. We've contacted Sony for word on the issue, but in the meantime several of the more tech savvy forum posters have determined how to fix the issue, if you're willing to yank out your console's hard disk drive.

Users found that removing and reformatting their PS3 hard drive and then reinserting it into the console would get the system to boot completely, after which it asks to reformat the disk again and everything runs normally. Of course they lose all of their saved games and have to redo all of their downloads, but I suppose that is better than sending in the system for a $150.00 repair.
Back up your data if you're going to risk it, folks.

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