PS3 Firmware Update 3.30: Are You Experiencing Problems?

By Posted 22 Apr 2010, 08:15

Earlier on today we posted an article, which revealed that a new firmware update was available for the Sony PlayStation 3, the last update Sony release (3.21) removed some functionality, however this new update adds new functionality.

This update brings the console to firmware version 3.30, the main new functionality is 3D support, which in the summer will be utilized by PS3 titles, also later in the year 3D Blu-ray movie support will be added.

There are other changes to the console as well, one of which adds new ways to sort your trophy collection, other details are scarce at the moment, however I am sure there are a lot more less-noticeable changes added.

This update is a mandatory update, therefore if your console is connected to the Internet it should force the update upon boot, if you have trouble downloading the update you can grab it from the PlayStation website.

As the update is going out to millions of consoles I am sure there will be a few problems for some gamers, if you are experiencing any problems please let us know about them in the comments section, for more information check out the link below.

Source: JoyStiq

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  • guest

    losing spoked audio in FFXIII

  • Cid

    just got the 3.30 update and now my system wont turnon. I hear 3 beeps and the little red light by the power button never turns to green. My system is a 60 gig referb from gamestop.

    • colton

      probably not enough space on the ps3

    • tom

      heh yeah controller stopped working, web connection does not work games freezing ohboy

    • Devin

      I have this same problem. I downloaded the update yesterday and went to play a game of Madden and it turned off during the game and won't turn back on. When I hit the reset button it goes to green and almost immediately yellow(wtf?) then blinking red. I had no problems whatsoever before the update. I have a 40 GB.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Ckyleburnett Kyle Burnett

      Sounds like hardware malfunction. If lite flashes yellow, this is certainly the problem. Sorry, happen
      s to the best of us….

  • richard

    in the middle of the update my system shut off and now wont turn back on thanks sony

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/royrobert rockmanx

    i am downloading it now…. crossing my fingers that it would work ok.

  • Toodles1980

    Yeah I’ve been having problems connecting
    to the Internet better update that soon always
    saying DNS Error fix NOW Sony

    • Jordan

      n00b thats not sonys problem, it's your internet; so get you're facts right.

    • anon

      Seems like a lot of people have been experiencing this since the update actually, including me. It could be my own connection, but I hardly ever have problems.

  • gary

    online games are not fuckin working WTF are u guys doing

  • cozz1e

    my controll pad will now only work while plugged in

  • Jiipee

    My dualshock controllers wont work wireless. Resetting controllers doesn't fix it.

    • DachLander

      I am having the same problem with my wireless controllers. Tried reset button, different combinations of connecting the usb cable while pressing PS button, etc. Searching for other comments about this on other sites.

      • Chris

        This is garbage I have the same problem

  • WTFitsPauL

    my PS3 keeps keeps beeping in morse codes saying im better than the x360 o_O

    • Jamie Pert

      Comment of the day so far!

  • kayak

    Lost all audio. Losing cool also quickly.

  • IwakuniJarHead

    I’m trying to download for the 5th time but it cuts off at about 20% every time. WTF PS. Get your crap together, you’re starting to act like MS!

    • redcoma

      try downloading it onto a usb stick form a pc i u aint already.

  • nicobisf

    after the update, my game froze 4 times in 45 minutes (Dragon Age: Origins). It worked fine yesterday. So I disconnected from the net and played for 2.5 hours with no problems…what's going on?

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gazooly gazooly

    I just updated my PS3, and it won't read any CD!!
    I though the game was the problem and tried other CDs, but still !!!

    I was playing Fifa10 and wanted to go online. then, my PS3 told me there was a new update. I just wrote that to let u know that I wasn't having any problems before the update..

    • D_v_Dave

      Same problem! :(
      I was playing fifa 2010 too before the update… and now my ps3 can't read any CD

      I bought my ps3 6 days ago…

      • bong god

        same thing to me guys… playing fight night 4 and did the update…..BS

        • yodawg

          same thing playing mw2 froze and now it wont recognize disks

        • Eddie

          Same here. I have an 80G PS3. Did the update. After update no discs are recognized! So I can't play at all. I just got my SSFIV and a joystick to boot! I'm really starting to hate Sony.

        • Eddie

          Same here. I have an 80G PS3. Did the update. After update no discs are recognized! So I can't play at all. I just got my SSFIV and a joystick to boot! I'm really starting to hate Sony.

        • Jhillock

          Same here. Worked great or 2+ years. Installed the 3.30 update and now game discs won't work. Standard DVD movies work fine. I haven't tried Blue Ray disc yet.

        • aaa

          Same here.. worked for 2 years now no discs gets detected after upgrade. Any work around/solution?

  • random

    downloaded the new update and now it won't read any type of disk. it was fine before the update.

    • ROGER

      MY SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK AT ALL AFTER DOING THE UPDATE-CALLED SONY ,THEY SAID TO SEND IT TO THEM THEY WOULD FIX IT FOR 150.00 DOLLARS

  • redcoma

    day off work was lookin forward to some online games, but I found that sonys update has goosed my ps3. Cant sign in and my controllers wont connect Sort it sony !!!!!

  • tohnee

    while i was trying to update via the internet, the ps3 suddenly reset itself and booted up trying to install again.

    it goes up to 44% n gives me an error (8002F1F0) n bla bla bla contact technical something something.

    i turn it off and on again, same old story, goes up to 44% and gives me that same error.. everytime.

    i cant even get into the menu or recovery mode..

    bricked! :(

  • O2ule1987

    It installed everything ok. but the option to play my game disc is not showing. my game loads (the spinning circle in top left), but nothing shows. WTF SONY!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/miroku.asakura Miroku Asakura

    Could you say what PS3 moddel do you have guys?

  • D_v_Dave

    mine: PS3 40GB,
    error: game disc not showing

  • Joachim

    i have a slim 120 gb. When i updated to 3.30 it restarted as it should be doing. But when it restarted i couldn't log in. And when i wanted to find new wireless network, i just kept loading. And my controller couldn't be connected so, i had to use the charger for the controller to use it. But now i have turned my ps3 off and turned it on again, and now it works fine.

  • nukenik

    Dualshock3 controllers not synchronizing after update. USB cable needed to be able to play. Resetting controllers and/or factory settings not helping. Logitech Harmony Remote adapter for PlayStation not responding anymore either. PS3 slim 120GB

  • dubsmon

    Really pleased with the update!
    Now, instead of a games console, I have an extremely large single CD case.
    Is this update some sort of ploy to force me to use playstation home and playstation store? I’m sad to admit that if it is, then it has worked! Well, downloading free demos at least…..
    Damn you Sony! I could be increasing my MW2 rank as we speak…..

  • vfx

    I have slim 120 gb. I updated firmware 3.30 via internet connection. After PS3 updated firmware completely, it seemed to be OK. However, after I turn it off, I tried to turn it on with controller and BD remote. Both of them could not turn PS3 on. I have to turn it on the console button.

    • vfx

      Fixed: I downloaded firmware from official playstation web site and put it in USB.
      Then plug it in PS3 and update firmware again via USB.
      After I did it, I have no problem with turn PS3 on via controller and BD remote.
      You can find out how to update it via USB by following this link. http://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/support/p/updat
      Hope it might help you solve problem.

      • HelifaxNZ

        Thank you. I have the same issue and will try this fix. Cheers.

  • Seb Bird

    I'm actually quite worried about this update…i'm in the middle of downloading it as we speak! I'll be devastated if it does not work properly!

  • zach

    i have as slim, after the update my ps3 will not connect to any internet connection so i cant play online and my controllers only work if plugged in.

  • danilolpo

    After the update I started playing Dragon Age: Origins. Game freezes when a horde of darkspawn come attack me. Anything that weights on the system will make the game freezes. Sounds like MS is buying Sony….

  • HunkHandsome

    Im trying to download it for the 5th time. Damn you Sony for ruining my day!!!!

  • dazzibhoy

    im in uk and installed update, seems 2 b working for me ok, im online right now.

  • Rikkayla

    Fantastic SONY support!!! They have no reported problems… Yeah right…. And it's nothing to do with the firmware update…. Yeah right…. I can pay £120 for the possibility of a repair and SONY will get back to me within 24-48 hours…. I don't think so…. Kicked off and have been promised a call tonight from a supervisor…. It better happen…. Watch this space…..

  • HunkHandsome

    I´ve given up. Simply wont finish the install. Always stop´s with an error code when i´t reaches 70%. Im in Iceland by the way with a 80GB PS3. What are these dumbasses at Sony thinking launching a broken update like this 3.30 joke? Unbeleveble……..

  • IMJM

    120G slim did update ok, but now the system says that my credit card details are not correct. I removed the card and when trying to add a new card (same card actually), it keeps saying that the details are incorrect. I have made payments to PSN with the same details, and everything was working fine before the update. Good job, Sony!

  • PS3Gamer

    hahah look how many angry PS3 owners there are. I too am upset, but is there nothing else you can do but to play your PS3/complain about it? Take some time away from it and go OUTSIDE. Do something and before you know it, it will be back to normal.

  • clayton

    listen guys all you gota do is turn it off unplug it for 10 seconds plug it back in turn it on manualy press the ps button while controller is plugged in once controller connects remove cable from controller then press ps button to reconnect then setup your wireless internet again had all the probs u guys are having now mine works fine think it just needed hard reset also i have the ps3 slim 120gb model let me know how u get on

  • Jay

    PS3 slim
    controller only works if plugged in
    canoot connect to the internet anymore

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Tgman11 Tgman11

    I have one of the original PS3 units. It has never been a problem. Since loading 3.30 system froze 7 times last evening playing Dragon Age. Even freezes when just moving character

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Tgman11 Tgman11

    I have one of the original PS3 units. It has never been a problem. Since loading 3.30 system froze 7 times last evening playing Dragon Age. Even freezes when just moving character

  • armyofdarknes

    after update system froze, restarted but no picture on tv (no signal)

    • Guest

      Having the EXACT same problem… No feedback to the T.V after installing the update. And a yellow light is flickering… PlayStation needs to get it together and fix THEIR error!

  • Sco

    While I was able to download the update (which took it's sweet time to do so), my PS3 bricked twice while playing a game, to the point where I had to quit. By brick, I mean everything became completely unresponsive, and I had to manually switch off the system just to be able to turn back on and remove the disc. As I've never bricked a single time before since the PS3 was first introduced, I'm going out on a limb and assuming this mandatory update is the culprit (and to make this mandatory is pretty bogus too since it's painfully obvious that proper testing and QA did not occur).

  • Damn

    I'm also having problems with Dragon Age: Origins. The game freezes every hour. Goddamn what a bullshit this is! Everyone let Sony know about the problems we face so they could make patch as soon as possible!

  • DEMONICTHRILL

    I'm downloading it now and i have the first PS3 60 gig version and I'm scared halfway to death of updating but i have to to get my trophies logged on the network and to play with my friends. (If it gets bricked will sony fix it?)[and will they pay for shipping ? cause this is sounding alot like the Microsoft red ring scandal just in an update form!

  • darren

    cant connect to internet either, please help

  • darren

    cant connect to internet either, please help

  • http://twitter.com/rodrigot rodrigot

    Ps3 Fat 40Gb
    disc not showing.

  • Amir

    Maybe i m fool, but swear to god after update, the fan goes crazy as it never did, 60gig launch model, please stop $ony, ça deviens ridicule…

  • miciso

    well im not having troubles not yet i think once i saw the comments here i was kinda shocked and relieved mine didnt show up with any errors i owna ps3 model 4 or something with 2tb hdd controllers working a-ok internet to i booted up with both manual and controller ps button but feel kinda sad for people where it didnt turn on -.- i used to have rrod on my xbox wich was modded with a cool casing and colours no inside mod also i live in europe if that makes any changes? ill tell my friends to tell me if they have any issues or tell em to post em here gl sony with ur new bravia tvs

  • sixx

    Having trouble connecting to the internet now as well……….F U Sony

  • Charlie

    i was forced to download this after playing a game of Badlands, now after the 3.30 update my system will not read any DVD's Blue Ray disk, Game Disks, i reformatted my system hoped that it would fix this issue, Bythe way no it did not lucky for me i made a backup of my data, POS system, no i have a great paperwaight.

    DEATH TO SONY!!!! great way to put an update out with out testing it first sony, where is your QC now?
    mad at sony.

  • shane

    PS3 40GB – internet keeps dropping out everytime I try and play MW2 online. The worst of it is, it stops me going online altogether, laptop, ipod, anything! I thought at first it was my router but it is working fine. My internet comes back after 30mins or so, and then I get the same rubbish all over again if I try and play online.

  • Chris

    I updated mine, after which controller would not connect even with usb, and BD remote wasn't working either. Did a manual reset and everything worked without re-registration.

  • Seb Bird

    PS3 60gig….install worked perfectly for me no problems at all….

  • snoyt

    Played two different games. Console froze during gameplay within 15 minutes. Reboot required.

  • Meggy225

    Downloaded yesterday and all is fine, no problems at all

    Original fat ps3 60gig

  • http://twitter.com/nilsper @nilsper

    Before the update: 0 crashes ever in Dragon Age Origins. Since the update? About one every two hours or so.

  • MMBtalk

    Web browser showing Javascript error and failing to open most web pages. Video sound of mp4 and your tube videos sounds worse

  • Randealio

    Now my ps3 won't play bluray movies! Everything else works fine, games, dvd's, network. But for some damned reason it's now telling me whenever I start up a bluray movie, "unsupported video signal" or something like that. And i just had popped in Avatr too, hope they find a fix fast. I actually like to watch bluray movies with my ps3. :(

  • Wesley

    I want to play online games but it wont work everytime i get a psn error

  • Gunnar

    60 gig fat.
    BFBC2 freezes in online gameplay have to reset to get it working and after that my skill level is downgraded and some times freezes for a 20 seconds but

  • paulie

    my ps3 keeps turni off every 5 secons

  • Ganonman84

    Just want to point out the information that was given earlier to fix the controller issue is correct.

    Turn off your PS3, unplug for 10 seconds, and then switch back on and resync your controllers (via USB cable).

    Works perfectly. (For the controller issue, not sure about others)

  • luke

    just my 2 p's worth – Absolutely fine for me so far, internet, games, blu rays, psn working as normal. also no issue with controller.
    80GB system

  • Jesse

    PS3 just got the yellow light of death. Happened when I was in the middle of playing a game. When I turn on the system it turns green then yellow and then starts to flash red, I'm so sick of firmware updates man. This is my 3rd PS3 in four years.

  • HunkHandsome

    Got the 3.30 installed finally… Still problem free. Downloaded the update to my laptop. Sony finally published it on the net. Saved it on my memory stick. Went into my PS3 smoothly. Played some MW2 earlier and it was lovely! ;) Jibbí!!!!!!

  • Adi Razlan

    I’m experiencing the same problem, I can’t use my controller unless it’s plugged in and I can’t use my WiFi connection.

  • Ian

    Downloaded the 3.30 update and not Dragon Age Origins crashes and freezes with almost every run.

  • Greg

    I have 40gb had minor start up only with console button but now dosent read any disc unsure whether it is faulty laser or faulty update

  • kevin peach

    installed update yesterday after being away from my ps3 all week. came back to ps3 after about half hour and ps3 seems to have died. just had the load up screen with the wavy lines but wavy lines are still and nothing seems to work. takes about 10 seconds of holding the power button to switch off then when i switch on same again. also controllers are just flashing and im very p***ed off with it. i dont want to shell out another 250 for a new ps3 when its obviously a firmware update which has caused it. maybe this is the end of my life in console gaming!!!!

  • Kevin

    Have only tried playng COD modern warfare and Quantum os Solice but since my upgrade yesteday the system keeps locking up now at the end of a team deathmatch on COD or if i want to restart a game in QOS. This has only started since update.

  • matt kuhn

    tried to update, it gave me a 8002f1f9 code, now my ps3 is in an endless loop of trying to install the update I can’t even get to the setting to try and return everything to default! Sony of course wants me to send it back to them to be repaired for $150 dollars. They caused the problem, they need to step up like microsoft did and repair units that they break for free! Bullshit sony, hello better business bureau

  • SM1

    Update has stopped my HDMI working! Their tech support told me to get another HDMI lead, or pay £125 for a fix. Also told me it couldn't possibly be the update that broke it as these updates are tested thoroughly. Aaarrgghh!!!!! What can I do?

    • Guest

      It IS the update.. It is THEIR error… Many of us are experiencing this EXACT same problem after installing their broken firmware update!

  • taocman

    wow sony what an update. you totaly screwed my ps3: it won't turn on or off it takes forever in loaing and sometimes it doen't load at all plus the network is slow. again thanks a lot sony

  • bill

    PS3 slim.. Problems with youtube especially the XL interface..

  • elgreko

    ps3 60 gb

    Controlers wont work , and the frag fx too (woo hoo)
    i actually had a life and today after a month i decided to open my ps3 to play UNCHARTED 1
    guess what, it doest f****ing play. its stuck in the initial loading screen.

    every other time the disc icon dissapears too.

    game is new scratch free and have only played once.

    Sounds like a good firmware upgrade keep up the good work ;p

  • burderman

    ps3 doesnot recognise any games or discs , ok before the update

  • Dwight

    Blu-rays not read. Modern Warefare not playing wtf SONY??? Dont feed me some BS that the laser decided to die, because it plays DVDs OK.

  • flipflopfrog

    THis update is complete crap does anyone know how to revert back and STOP future updates if need be. Since the update ps3 constatly crashes internet browser doesn't work all it does is crash!!!

  • http://www.scrubsandco.com Chuck Little

    My Playstation 3 quit powering up within a week of updating to the new software. Went to a yellow light and shut off within 3 seconds of turning on and then blinked red. Called Sony and they had me send the unit in. Service was quick and I was back in business within a week. Weither or not the software caused this issue, I really do not know.

    • Guest

      The Firmware did cause the issue — many of us are experiencing the same problem

  • botaXsolo

    Cannot install any phone bluetooth headset anymore. Tried several times with 2 type of bluetooth headset but seems cannot detect it. So disappointed..

  • taylor

    every time i try to download it it never goes above 0%….. it's sooo damn anoyin anyone 1 got any ideas to help

  • the_108

    v3.30 – 1) games freezing 2) bluetooth problems 3) video playback from hdd buggy too, while fastforwarding generating 'cannot playback video error' 4) tried reseting, repairing options… with no success. since fw 3.15 ps3 is on a free fall… it's definitely my last sony playstation! congratulations, sony! you won!

  • shane

    I was able to download successfully, now I can't get past a notification telling me that if I plan to install "other OS" not to apply this patch. I get two options, enter or cancel. Enter just makes a sound, cancel takes me to a screen that says yes or no. The yes is locked out… caught in an endless cycle. This is BS Sony. Did you guys even test this before releasing it.

  • Deornorth

    Just downloaded the update. It switched off. Now it just has a green light. Only bought it in October- so under warranty but I am very suspicious that this happened immediately after the update. Beforehand it was working fine…

  • Mohamed

    My PS3 doesn't play any dvds, games or Blu rays.

  • Edward

    Mine won't read any Blu Ray discs after updating to 3.30.

    60 gig fat

  • Edward

    Mine won't read any Blu Ray discs after updating to 3.30.

    60 gig fat

  • Johnny C

    got the following message: "An error occurred during the update operation. (80010006) " then it goes on about pressing power button and unplugging ps3 for a few minutes and restart it. only to get the same message over and over again. during installation process
    Is there a way to interrupt this process?? stuck on a loop. They should have called it "GroundHog day" update instead.

  • gah

    my internet connection won't work, and my controller won't connect with the console. I can use my Logitec controller, but not the sony wireless controller, even hooked up to the console. and I can't even understand why my internet connection isn't working. total crap….

    • richard

      same here just cant get on net says connection could not be recognized …ip address timed out

  • gah

    my internet connection won't work, and my controller won't connect with the console. I can use my Logitec controller, but not the sony wireless controller, even hooked up to the console. and I can't even understand why my internet connection isn't working. total crap….

  • Heavywhere

    !!! I just updated to 3.03 and my PS3 immediately stopped recognizing everything I put in it. Blu-ray, games… Playstation forced me to break my own PS3.

  • abhs

    Wtf mine worked fine. I bet half these complaints are from ppl who tried to install the CFW by Geohot and then fucked up there PS3.

  • Stryker32

    Having problems with sign on after I installed the new firmware, plus my tv screens seems to jump or glitch now

  • Cap’n Incognito

    PS3 keeps freezing whilst trying to play Dragon Age: Origins. Seems to be EVEN WORSE than it was for freezing trying to use BBC iplayer too.

    Slim 250gb.

  • cometflash

    I notice that I have to log in to any board/forum every time I reset the ps3, even when there is the option to stay sign in check.

    I just hate to have to type log in and password every dam time. I might just have to leave the ps3 on at all times…

  • kev peach

    dont ring sony…they just tell you its not their fault but the fan mustve worked extra hard for the update and killed itself. then they offer you a second hand ps3 for 130 quid . well it worked ok thurs at 4pm but after system update3.30 i just get the black screen of death. so 4pm its fine . sony force me to update. 5pm its shagged. thanks sony . i have no tv aerial in my room since digital took other, i relied on my ps3 for entertainment. now i have a dvd player only. no way im buying a new machine if they cant admit to their own mistakes .what if same thing happens agan when i download fw3.30? i aint taking the chance. utter *******.

  • Kevin

    Mine works great. Good job Sony.

    For all of you that the game disc icon doesn't show up try re-formatting the HD (Back up any info you have saved on your PS3 first). This happened to me a month ago and then after I re-formatted the hard drive everything work perfectly.

  • vinthedean

    I updated with no problems.

    For those of you with problem, try re-formatting your hard drive or reinstalling the OS by going into the maintenance mode.

  • Dominick

    i just called sony, they said its my system, not the update… bull. my controller only works via usb now, and it wont sync. When i do an internet search, the page goes blank with, memory low, then turns off. I cant access safe mode either now….I think its time we boycotted sony ps3, and unite all our unity behind nintendo…. if we dont do something, theyll continue to try and exploit their consumers……. period

  • masterflaw

    I had a problem with Dragon Age freezing but it seems to have stopped. It sucks that every update is like a game of russian rollette(I should look foward to updates). I know one of these updates is gunna mess up my ps3, the question is which one.

  • chris

    my wont play games or dvd's wont even connect to the net anymore?

  • chris

    my wont play games or dvd's wont even connect to the net anymore?

  • Player

    i need to update to play games online. is it worth the risk?????? or should i just stay at 3.15?

  • ZeroAlpha

    Have updated my 80Gb Phat to 3.30 and it works fine. Was paranoid about bricking after the bad publicity about the 3.21 update. Phew!!

  • Joker

    Works fine here, no problems at all. Thank you Sony

  • debbi

    i ahve the 60g phat model and mine was working fine till i did the update now it wont read anything except my ps2 games and gow3 it is caused by the update as it was fine till it was updated cummon sony get ur act together and fix it

  • Sam

    I have the ps2 slim 120 gb. After this new update i cannot play mwf2 online. The problem is the ps3 wont fetch playlists even after leaving it for a long time. I know it was the update because i never had problems until after it. Im really pissed of that they force us to ruin our ps3s with there glitchy updates……

  • Pierre

    Pre 3.30 – Excellent
    Post 3.30 – Red screen "A serious error has occured.."

  • cdcd

    my ps3 controllers r not working any solutions!

  • kevin peach

    everyone should ring sony and complain as they seem to think their firmware update was fine. surely they cant ignore hundreds of aggrieved customers. as for me sony,
    well i been an honest customer for many years now, and think of myself as a valued customer. the money you would of made from me from games would well exceed the cost of replacing my machine that YOU broke. i want a new ps3. im skint now but was thinking, ill save for another brand new one. but now im thinking of learning to live without my ps3. what if i buy a new one and the same thing happens.? really this is not a way to treat your customers sony. the update broke my machine end of story. it worked fine before i pressed update, an hour later after update loaded i had nothing but a still black screen. sorry for the rant , im a little drunk and bored with no entertainment system!!! and anyway i want my old ps3 back not a 2nd hand one for 130 notes(offered to me by some nerd at a desk) REMEMBER EVERYONE RING SONT IT COST ABOUT 2QUID. GET THE MESSAGE THROUGH THAT THEIR UPDATES ARE DESTROYING OUR MACHINED WHICH WE PAID GOOD MONEY FOR

  • RealityBites

    Great, first they take away a rarely used but GREAT feature (OtherOS). Now they take away playing games from Disc media, connecting any remote controllers and The ability to connect to their own network. I thing they got this security thing down to a T. I guess all those people who thought them taking away OtherOS was not a big deal to them should recant now…

  • urmomsroomate101

    update 3.30 is terrible. my ps3 is dead, since i dont really use my system for anything but gaming and movies, its useless. and i have the 80g 600$ model, with plenty of space left. i can play any games at all. if i turn it off for a couple of hours , it will let me play for a couple minutes and then freeze. after that i cant play anymore. also my blu ray just mysteriously died, i got Avatar and i couldnt watch it, also my blu ray games wont work.

  • bun

    My lovely PS3 now can't read any disc after updated to 3.30! Phoned your customer support and said it is my own problem. Good work, Sony. Don't even think I will buy your product again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000115014650 Politewicz Jonathan

    I plan on getting the 60 GB PS3 model (discontinued) in about 2 weeks. I've been researching all this stuff about PS3 and Xbox 360 because I couldn't decide which one to get. After reading about Xbox 360 having tons of problems and live costing $60 a year, I decided I wanted a PS3. Now I'm not sure I want one anymore. Also, don't pretend its OUR fault YOUR update screwed everyone. You say its our the system and not the update? BS. Everything seemed to work find before the update for everyone else. Is the devil (Microsoft) getting to you? Why would you force the update also? How many of you have a 3D TV? What, 1 out of every 1000? If we don't have a 3D TV (which costs about $3000 in Canada), why would we even WANT the update? Even MICROSOFT didn't charge over $100 to fix their system, they did for free (after the thousands of RROD's)! Did you even TEST the update? I bet you they didn't… unless Sony did this on purpose. You just lost 1 customer Sony. How many more do you want to lose?

  • vikash

    i have multiple problems cause of this update and i am sure its cause of the update because when i try signing in it suddenly says that i have a dns error and failed communication with servers and my online play has become so bad it has become very slow .

  • vikash

    u sony bitches also cause me my freakin drive after the system update 3.21 no cds were playing is this some sort of way of ur way of making money it sux and i had to spend fukin 200 dollars on getting it fixed why do u guys have to always have some problems or the other now i cant freakin sign in the first time i have to restart my system loads of time in order to sign in
    and i cant download the playstation home file or anything from the ps3 store if this a way of making money sorry ur gonna be outta business soon ………..fix it now. u guys have become worse than microsoft……..i hpe atleast this gets into ur freakin heads.

  • vikash

    u sony bitches also cause me my freakin drive after the system update 3.21 no cds were playing is this some sort of way of ur way of making money it sux and i had to spend fukin 200 dollars on getting it fixed why do u guys have to always have some problems or the other now i cant freakin sign in the first time i have to restart my system loads of time in order to sign in

  • coveya1

    I can't download it at all I always get an error

  • Steve from leeds

    My ps3 won’t play DVD, blu ray or games. I noticed when downloading update that when it got to 58% it went straight to 100% and then restarted

    • ArtySgt

      Exact same problem here. Works for 20-40 minutes then freezes up and says "invalid disc" with any and all Blu-rays.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/che_don_john che_don_john

    -Survey of Firmware 3.30 issues and problems-

    Hi all,

    It seems that a growing number of people are experiencing problems since downloading and install Firmware 3.30 – too many, I feel, for Sony to be ignoring the issue.

    The latest news is that Bioware are working with Sony to resolve the problems that are particular to Dragon Age: Origins since the firmware update was released, but there's been no confirmation of whether Sony are looking into the countless other problems that gamers are reporting, and there certainly seems to be no active effort to collect data, let alone resolve the issue.

    Therefore, I've decided to create a short survey to collect people's reports and data. If you have experienced any problems or issues with Firmware 3.30 please take a minute to complete the survey.

    If I get enough responses I'll cross tab the data, and hopefully some patterns might emerge that may help to narrow down the problem.

    To take the survey go to:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLQF25T

    Che Don John

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/che_don_john che_don_john

    -Survey of Firmware 3.30 issues and problems-

    Hi all,

    It seems that a growing number of people are experiencing problems since downloading and install Firmware 3.30 – too many, I feel, for Sony to be ignoring the issue.

    The latest news is that Bioware are working with Sony to resolve the problems that are particular to Dragon Age: Origins since the firmware update was released, but there's been no confirmation of whether Sony are looking into the countless other problems that gamers are reporting, and there certainly seems to be no active effort to collect data, let alone resolve the issue.

    Therefore, I've decided to create a short survey to collect people's reports and data. If you have experienced any problems or issues with Firmware 3.30 please take a minute to complete the survey.

    If I get enough responses I'll cross tab the data, and hopefully some patterns might emerge that may help to narrow down the problem.

    To take the survey go to:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLQF25T

    Che Don John

  • chaser_iz_legit

    it didnt work at all 4 2 days.it started working on the 3rd day.i litterly jumped 4 joy

    • JustMe

      On the 3rd day it rose again. Where have I heard that before. LOL !

  • Maverick

    Never had any problems with Sony updates. I think all you others are microshaft fanbois

    • Alex

      If you don't believe us would you like to swap PS3s? Count yourself lucky yours is OK.

  • http://www.youtube.com/therealserbking Darko

    when i was done downloading the update the screen just went black and nothing happened. I turned it off, then on and still nothing. I unplugged all the cables and waited about 5min. I reconnected everything, pressed the power button and it worked.

  • Blaze

    Wow. Seems you guys are having problems. After I updated mine, I had no problems, No games freezing, the download took bout 20 mins, only had to try it 1 time and it worked fine. All audio works, controllers still work wireless and I can still get online and play games fine. I dont know what the deal is with you guys.

  • Blaze

    Wow. Seems you guys are having problems. After I updated mine, I had no problems, No games freezing, the download took bout 20 mins, only had to try it 1 time and it worked fine. All audio works, controllers still work wireless and I can still get online and play games fine. I dont know what the deal is with you guys.

  • Chris

    I had the problem where after update 3.30 the PS3 would not read any DVDs or Games. I have just done a 'Restore Default Settings' and Fifa 10 is working perfectly which wasn't previously. Seriously Recommend trying it!

  • Lee

    while trying to update my ps3 turned off at around 40% finished and rebooted. i went to download the update again and it says i have the latest firmware which is just great cause now it won't read any discs for more than 10 minutes (if that). great update.

  • aspen

    My machine, an original 60g launch model was having problems finding HDMI output and I had to set theme settings occasionally after march 28 update. After 3.30 update my machine died with YLOD. I was playing killzone 2 and a single shot gun to the enemy killed the machine. It literally popped. In my opinion all related to firmware as it never had any problems except after the recent two updates. So, I feel the old machines are being allowed to become obsolete by not providing them with software that controls them properly. Anyone reading this should consider removing their older PS3's from internet to avoid updates and just keep them as dedicated backwards compatible models. I know two friends whose launch models also broke after March 28 and it seems there is more evidence here.

  • aspen

    My machine, an original 60g launch model was having problems finding HDMI output and I had to set theme settings occasionally after march 28 update. After 3.30 update my machine died with YLOD. I was playing killzone 2 and a single shot gun to the enemy killed the machine. It literally popped. In my opinion all related to firmware as it never had any problems except after the recent two updates. So, I feel the old machines are being allowed to become obsolete by not providing them with software that controls them properly. Anyone reading this should consider removing their older PS3's from internet to avoid updates and just keep them as dedicated backwards compatible models. I know two friends whose launch models also broke after March 28 and it seems there is more evidence here.

  • Obbie

    Unfortunately it is a buggy release, which might render your ps3 unable to play games.
    At least that happened to my *phat* ps3; it did not detect game dvd's after the upgrade.
    So all I can do is HOPE that Sony will release a newer update where this is fixed. Unitl then its nothing more than furniture :(

  • Michael

    No problems here.. half of these sound like user errors and other half sound like xbox 360 users posting crap.

    • Doug

      that's not true. these are real issues. I haven't been able to update yet. tried everyting. this is a huge issue. no aske you for your opinion ass.

    • Doug

      that's not true. these are real issues. I haven't been able to update yet. tried everyting. this is a huge issue. no aske you for your opinion ass.

  • Josh

    My 60gb launch PS3 won't read any discs at all after installing 3.30. IF YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED YET…..DONT!!! Hopefully Sony will drop a firmware update soon to fix the issue if it's software related. If this can't be fixed through another firmware update, I hope they will take fault for this HUGE problem affecting tons of PS3 owners and fix or replace our PS3s. This is some SERIOUS BS and I'm going to be PISSED OFF if I end up losing my Backwards Compatible PS3!!! SONY, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A%$ AND HELP US OUT ALREADY!!!

  • Josh

    My 60gb launch PS3 won't read any discs at all after installing 3.30. IF YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED YET…..DONT!!! Hopefully Sony will drop a firmware update soon to fix the issue if it's software related. If this can't be fixed through another firmware update, I hope they will take fault for this HUGE problem affecting tons of PS3 owners and fix or replace our PS3s. This is some SERIOUS BS and I'm going to be PISSED OFF if I end up losing my Backwards Compatible PS3!!! SONY, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A%$ AND HELP US OUT ALREADY!!!

    • Alex

      Same as you Josh. I'm livid. I'm already in conversation with Sony Customer Services but they are denying any knowledge and not budging on £131 fee for a replacement. I'm going to email the CEO if I don't get anywhere.

    • Alex

      Same as you Josh. I'm livid. I'm already in conversation with Sony Customer Services but they are denying any knowledge and not budging on £131 fee for a replacement. I'm going to email the CEO if I don't get anywhere.

    • Alex

      Same as you Josh. I'm livid. I'm already in conversation with Sony Customer Services but they are denying any knowledge and not budging on £131 fee for a replacement. I'm going to email the CEO if I don't get anywhere.

    • omni99

      Josh, I have the EXACT same problem. Cannot play games, watch DVD's, play music.
      Should be a class action on this. Everywhere I read, folks are all complaining, but appears deaf ears.

      I just want to use my PS3 as designed. Sony I have many of your products, but this may change for the future. Please revise….

  • Michael

    No problems here.. half of these sound like user errors and other half sound like xbox 360 users posting crap.

  • person

    Slim: 120gig

    no problems here, system is fully operational.

    just mad I have to buy 3d supported games now to play in 3d
    the whole thing is quite stupid actually

  • person

    Slim: 120gig

    no problems here, system is fully operational.

    just mad I have to buy 3d supported games now to play in 3d
    the whole thing is quite stupid actually

  • Carthy or McLuvin

    First Gen PS3 60GB Large – Update 3.30
    Updated PS3 specifically for Avatar on Blu Ray for some unknown reason.
    Got comfy and enjoyed the first hour more than any other Blu Ray to date. (its a looker)
    Avatar BD crashed after 1hr 20 minutes. Struggled to eject disk or correct freezing.
    Now realized that the same happens on all BD's.
    I dont play games hardly so can't comment about that side of the update which I will assume for now is equally shite.
    Oh and now the Automatic Speaker detection only detects a 2.1 environment so I have to manually inform it that I have a £1800.00 5.1 set up. It's shocking !
    WARNING TO EVERYONE.
    DONT UPDATE YOUR PS3 EVER AS THAT DEPARTMENT IS IN TATTERS.
    XBOX ARE GOING TO RAIN ALL OVER YOU SONY. GET A GRIP SOMEONE HIGH UP THE LADDER BECAUSE WE'RE OUT OF HERE.

    McLuvin.

  • Carthy or McLuvin

    First Gen PS3 60GB Large – Update 3.30
    Updated PS3 specifically for Avatar on Blu Ray for some unknown reason.
    Got comfy and enjoyed the first hour more than any other Blu Ray to date. (its a looker)
    Avatar BD crashed after 1hr 20 minutes. Struggled to eject disk or correct freezing.
    Now realized that the same happens on all BD's.
    I dont play games hardly so can't comment about that side of the update which I will assume for now is equally shite.
    Oh and now the Automatic Speaker detection only detects a 2.1 environment so I have to manually inform it that I have a £1800.00 5.1 set up. It's shocking !
    WARNING TO EVERYONE.
    DONT UPDATE YOUR PS3 EVER AS THAT DEPARTMENT IS IN TATTERS.
    XBOX ARE GOING TO RAIN ALL OVER YOU SONY. GET A GRIP SOMEONE HIGH UP THE LADDER BECAUSE WE'RE OUT OF HERE.

    McLuvin.

  • Carthy or McLuvin

    First Gen PS3 60GB Large – Update 3.30
    Updated PS3 specifically for Avatar on Blu Ray for some unknown reason.
    Got comfy and enjoyed the first hour more than any other Blu Ray to date. (its a looker)
    Avatar BD crashed after 1hr 20 minutes. Struggled to eject disk or correct freezing.
    Now realized that the same happens on all BD's.
    I dont play games hardly so can't comment about that side of the update which I will assume for now is equally shite.
    Oh and now the Automatic Speaker detection only detects a 2.1 environment so I have to manually inform it that I have a £1800.00 5.1 set up. It's shocking !
    WARNING TO EVERYONE.
    DONT UPDATE YOUR PS3 EVER AS THAT DEPARTMENT IS IN TATTERS.
    XBOX ARE GOING TO RAIN ALL OVER YOU SONY. GET A GRIP SOMEONE HIGH UP THE LADDER BECAUSE WE'RE OUT OF HERE.

    McLuvin.

  • Mad PS3 User

    I have two PS3 "Fat" models. In Jan I updated PS31 to 3.30, Played a little more MW2 then turned the system off. After 2 hrs I turned the PS3 back on only to find that the system won't load the disc. You can see that little clock turn and turn in the right top corner of the screen but nothing ever loaded. CDs', DVDs', Games, nothing will load.

    So, my second PS3 shared the same fate three weeks ago. I knew I shouldn't have uploaded 3.30 but I thought it would work the next time. Guess I was wrong. These are both 40GB models. No user error, just followed the download instructions. Talked to a PSN dude who ran me through a "fix" process but it didn't work so he told me to send it to them and for $165 I can get it fixed…

    Either way, it really sucks.

  • Mad PS3 User

    I have two PS3 "Fat" models. In Jan I updated PS31 to 3.30, Played a little more MW2 then turned the system off. After 2 hrs I turned the PS3 back on only to find that the system won't load the disc. You can see that little clock turn and turn in the right top corner of the screen but nothing ever loaded. CDs', DVDs', Games, nothing will load.

    So, my second PS3 shared the same fate three weeks ago. I knew I shouldn't have uploaded 3.30 but I thought it would work the next time. Guess I was wrong. These are both 40GB models. No user error, just followed the download instructions. Talked to a PSN dude who ran me through a "fix" process but it didn't work so he told me to send it to them and for $165 I can get it fixed…

    Either way, it really sucks.

  • Mad PS3 User

    I have two PS3 "Fat" models. In Jan I updated PS31 to 3.30, Played a little more MW2 then turned the system off. After 2 hrs I turned the PS3 back on only to find that the system won't load the disc. You can see that little clock turn and turn in the right top corner of the screen but nothing ever loaded. CDs', DVDs', Games, nothing will load.

    So, my second PS3 shared the same fate three weeks ago. I knew I shouldn't have uploaded 3.30 but I thought it would work the next time. Guess I was wrong. These are both 40GB models. No user error, just followed the download instructions. Talked to a PSN dude who ran me through a "fix" process but it didn't work so he told me to send it to them and for $165 I can get it fixed…

    Either way, it really sucks.

  • tony

    i updated to 3.30 then not 2 hrs later i was dominating on cod modern wafare 2 and mid game freeze freeze crash, yellow light of death! took it apart and tried the heat gun 3 differnt times but to no avail. got a new slim and i'm not going to update it to the next new update comes out. old fatty was out of warranty, mine was a 60gb from launch and had no troubles till the update…. now all my psn downloads and thousands of hours of saved game data is shot! how do i access my psn account? and how do i do it without updating?

  • Doug

    I have a 40 gig model about 2 years old. It worked fine before the update came out a few weeks ago. I've tried everything from updating via wifi, hard wire, and flash drive. Also tried in safe mode to no fruition. I've contacted sony's tech support and they are not admitting that there is a problem with this update. the last thing I haven't tried is a full reboot, but I am not sure I want to do that since all of my downloaded content will be lost if I can't access the online store again. The system is working as long as I don't want to access the internet or PS Network. Kind of pissed. I really hope Sony fixes this.

  • chris

    WOW… this update is GREAT, not only can I play all my PS1,2 and 3 games but I can play all my xbox 360 games as well… THANKS, Sony

  • Izzynutz

    I have an 80 gig fat. My system worked fine before this long awaited update. I took my PS3 to work to play while on third shift to gather some trophies and my games started to freeze about 5 mins in. I thought it was just the one I was playing which was Arkam so I put in Live 2010 boom stopped working. Then my Bluray movies wouldn't work, however the DvD's worked fine. So I called Sony the next day, get this dude who seems totally uninterested in my issue, sounded like he was reading a script,press button hold for a couple of beeps, so I cut this guy off and tell him "hey did this already ,doesn't work" he tells me well sony just wants us to tell people to do this as normal protocol. Normal protocol should be my P3 working. thumb me up

  • nothing is loading. I can't play PSOne classics or PS3 games. Thanks Sony ^_^

  • Leonard

    Downloaded 3.30 and now my PS3 is nothing more than a giant paper weight. DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!!!!! I have a purple screen and nothing else.

  • Cusdemotto

    screw sony now going 360. 80 gig fat worked awesome befor 3.30 now i can't play any games. this blows and so does sony and to think i was a fan since the first PS but now they are just as bad as sega. f*ing thieving execs. i hope they bankrupth themselves and rot an enternity

  • Marc

    Only my original controller works.

    My regular can be made to work by "paper clip" reset" (button under, beside the screw) yet the PS button does not respond

    My Dualshock does synch BUT the X and O button refuse to work

    Pissed off — you betya

    Suddenly I am down from 3 controllers to 1 — and I have lost my Linux Skype option — well thank you sony, at least make the messager SKYPE compliant and make my controllers work again normally so I am not the support desk everytime my kids want to play !

  • Lasse

    Ps3 60gb out of warrenty, worked like a charm until 3.30 update..
    the loading disc in top right corner spinning, the blue light
    eading light for the BD-rom is constantly on as long as the gamed-disc is insertet, no problem syncing ps3 controls (3)
    BUT ! it loaded singstar summer party for ps2, oh right.. i got PS3 for playing PS2 games.. NOOOOOT
    no blueray or ps3 games =0 can't find any support telephone number to call in scandinaviaNorway any good Ideas other than buying a new sony cashbag that may break in 1 year ?… or paying sony loads of money so they can fix my ps3 system cuz they dont know how to take care of happygamers :o0

  • Hay_den

    I have a 60gb fat ps3. Never any problems whatsoever

    I downloaded the mandatory 3.30 update, restarted my ps3, and now it does not read any kind of disc.

    The cd icon in the top right keeps flashing, but there is no logo on the home menu.

    I called sony (800-345-SONY) and all they said the only thing i can do is pay them $150 to have them send me a refurbished one, and that it was a coincidence that it broke after the update.

    So i installed a mandatory update, it broke my ps3, and now i owe sony $150. awsome. . .

    Other people having the same problem should call them and complain 800-345-SONY

  • F U Sony

    Great.. error code 80010006. System perfect until this update. Update fails at 33% and then gives error. System restart leads to automatic update and then error again at 33%. Update install fails like this over and over again upon restart. Unplugging and restarting results in same loop. Accessing service menu results in same loop.

    33%…33%… 33%… 33%

    F U Sony. F U.

  • Obbie

    My phat ps3 has been turned into a brick after the 3.30 update.
    All seem to work well, until a (game) dvd is loaded…. nothing happens… the dvd is not recognised; and returning to 3.21 is not possible….
    Thanks Sony ;p

  • FUFUK

    My penis is large and in charge!

  • YOUFIK

    My cockdoodle doo is LARGE AND IN CHARGE!

  • fsony

    my system is screwed sam issues as everyone else freezing when loading disc. anyone have any ideas how to fix it

  • Vex

    40 GB PS worked flawlessly until 3.30 FW update…..
    Now I have a $450 cd player since it refuses to play games, blu-ray disks, or dvds! If a FREE fix is not offered to those who obviously have been burned by Sony's gross negligence in this matter, I shall consider this the LAST piece of hardware I EVER purchase from Sony (including everything from mini earbud headphones to grandiose flat screen tvs) & i advise everyone to do the same…SPEAK WITH YOUR MONEY SINCE THEY AREN'T LISTENING TO YOUR VOICES!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gcneo Jimmy Jacobs

    can't read any discs anymore since the update :(
    now formatting ps3

  • sans

    controler wouldn't work with it at first but have fixed that. But am having other problems – keeps freezing, wont recognise games and if it does they wont load anyway and sometimes am having probs with the internet. There were no problems at all before this update. When is a fix coming?

  • ben tough

    i updated my 60gb to 3.30 the other week by downloading from a memory stick from official website and couple of days after doing it it wont turn on. you press the buttin, it all starts up then the green light goes yellow, bleeps few times then flashes red? it was only after going to game to see if they could fix it that they said its somethning to do with this update? is that true and if so what are sony doing about it

  • Austin

    Played a game, connected to the internet and downloaded the update, then tried to play the exact same game. My CECHL01 PS3 would not read that game, any game, or any blu-ray DVD. I hardly ever use this system, and I finally gave in and just bought 8 games for it. Called Sony support, they said that it is just a coincidence and it has nothing to do with the update. I told them about all of the posts online about the same problem, they said they are all coincidences and Sony WILL NOT FIX IT, and that everyone would have the same problem if it were connected to the update. To which I brought up the iPhone and the problems their updates have caused to a percentage of users – NOT ALL OF THEM. I'm not trying to get something for free, just asking that Sony do their due diligence. If it is because of the update, fix it for free. If not, then I'll pay.

  • Sha Sha

    Welll this is my first playstation… EVER. Brand New PS3 slim 120 gb. D.O.A. After updating, it won't even recognize my games. Only DVD's. I didnt buy the piece of shit to watch DVDs. I have a DVD player for that. I want to play games, but no thanks to SONY that's apparently out. Its very Frustrating.. I hope they come out with a fix soon or….

  • ddarkprince

    my ps3 60gb has died because of the new 3.30 update, it no longer plays games even though it was playing games perfectly before the update

  • chris

    i have i 2 usb port 80g and before the update everything ran perfect now i can't get my dj hero turn table to connect put new batteries and did all the little tricks to make it connect but nothing and when i put dj hero in it loads but won't respond to any controls from my sixaxis controller but when i put in assassins creed two or batman arkham asylum it runs fine.

  • rudeboy_69

    I just updated my ps3 to the new version and it stopped reading disc…i tried all games, music cd and dvd but it just doesnt detect…and i just got my ps3 replaced 2 weeks back as the system was corrupted…sucks (impatiently waiting for a solution)..i have 40 gb.

  • Michael Borkowski

    Same issues here as most. 60 gig model from 2007. Installed 3.3 today after not having used the system for a few months. Now it won't read discs of any kind. Called Sony, given the same run-around as everyone else. Hopefully they acknowledge the issue.

  • http://rogerburke@eastlink.ca roger burke

    system was working fine before the 3.30 update.now it will not read any disk or game ,using blueray.it will play dvd’ ok.if you can help me,please let me know

    thankyou

  • MacsterMatt-MattD

    I have read ALOT of articles about these two updates 3.21 and 3.30.And my best advices 4 those who have not updated yet is do not update.Just do not play games online or just do not use the internet at all on your ps3 system.I know it is F##ked up or BullS##T that u cant use the internet on your ps3 but just dont go online i mean is it worth messing your system up i dont think so.Now 4 those who have updated to 3.21 or 3.30 and have had any of these problems in this article like system failure,controller failure,disc reading error,internet connection failure and if you are having any other problems 1 call sony (if having no luck then)2 go to sony's main website and send a message explaining how your ps3 worked before you got either 3.21/3.30 updates then explain how/what is wrong with your ps3 system.And thats all i can say other than wait it out or buy a new system (wich is not right) best of luck gamers and sony.

  • Stab

    Same thing as many others happened to me with the 3.3 update. Final Fantasy started freezing, then just wouldn't play anymore. Started getting system errors. 80010514 is my favorite. Did all the tricks. File system restore, cleaned the blu ray lens. Full system format. Freezes after 5 mins or less. Then just won't read.

    Only DVD's play. I have an old 40GB fatty if that makes a difference. I also noticed that the update jumped from around 58% straight to 100%.. Someone screwed the pooch.

  • Paul

    60G Original PS3 —–After downloading 3.30 my blu ray has stopped working. It only reads DVD…will not play games or blu ray content. Screen goes black when trying to boot up a game, and usually the game icon doesn't even appear. Everything was FINE before the update. Called SONY and was told 200 dollars to repair. Sounds pretty fishy here. What can be done? Seems a LOT of people lost their Blu Ray drives here. Everybody call 1-800-345-SONY. Make your voces heard. Demand free repairs.

  • Don

    very part-time gamer here with a 3 year old PS3 80gb. Downloaded 3.30 and start having trouble with games freezing during play and no disc recognition upon reboot. Within 1 day no disc was read by the DVD/Blueray player. Thanks Sony, I really wanted and needed this pain in the a*s. I hear Sony is offering a $150 fix – that's a racket! Last fall It took me 3 times to find a new Sony DVR that actually worked. And you think British Petrol has an image proble!!

  • Phred

    Downloaded and installed the 3.3 patch and now no disks play :(

  • carlos

    i have a slim, after the update my ps3 turn off in the middle of the game WTF Sony can somebody help me!!!!

  • Dan

    Right after updating to 3.30 my ps3 (80 gig fat) bricked out. Sad thing is, it bricked the day I finally got my reserved copy of Red Dead Redemption. I'm seriously pissed off.

  • Daddy

    After i downloaded it my controllers would no longer charge!! They died so i had to go buy a stand along charger that plugs into a wall outlet! Damn sony!

  • turk

    I have a 80gig 1st gen ps3. It just did the update and now my system freezes at the start up screen, when i press the ps button on the controller the sytem shuts off. It says the system was shut down impropperly. I played all day yesterday with no issues. WTF SONY?????????????? I'm F'n pissed right now. F**K your updates and all the problems attached to all of them.Thanks to your support team too, they said i need to send it in for service now. FUCK YOU!!

  • ezabuk

    Im ib the same lousy position with the useless blu/ray drive costing ps3 at over 600Usd on launch day – Sony why cant you even release a decent fix which allows blu- ray problems to be fixed from scratch for those that need to – dont you listen to user feedback online? Why should anyobe pay more to have fixes to lousy software? And why cant we all juat rollback to version 3.00 or somfin

  • ibeezy24

    wow. if i knew this, i would not have bought one. 60 gig fat model and it freezes every game i play. did the total reboot and sill freezes. WTF SONY!

  • rcd-nofear

    wont read bd no matter what i try…

  • bob

    I`ve just done the update and now not reading any discs. Spoke to Sony who tell me not to read what is on the internet as it`s not a common problem but a coincidence it happened after the update. load of bollocks

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