PS3 Update 3.30: List of Post Install Problems

Today seems to have been a frustrating day for some of you PS3 gamers out there, it all sounded so promising when Sony announced that the compulsory firmware update (version 3.30) would add stereoscopic 3D support along with a refined trophy system, however we have been hounded with reports of problems.

There seem to be four main problems which people are reporting only occurred after installing the update, the worst of the three is that the console becomes ‘bricked’ following the update, which basically means your PS3 has magically turned into nothing more than a glorified paperweight, the other three issues are bad, but not that bad.

The other problems fall into three categories, a lot of readers are complaining that the update has resulted in the PS3 no longer reading discs, other readers are reporting that wireless controllers no longer connect with the console, and finally a small minority of people suggest that there are sound-related issues.

Although it is not a post install problem we are hearing that some people cannot even successfully download this update, we would usually recommend downloading it to a memory stick, however given all of the reported problems we believe that it may be worth waiting until tomorrow perhaps, if you understand the risks check out this link.

Sony have not yet officially acknowledged the problems, therefore try to keep us posted with your problems and solutions, we will then do our best to keep you informed with the situation.


  • Alex

    Mine cannot read discs anymore. Sony UK Customer Support were extremely well prepared when I called reading off statistics about how many machines had been updated and were fine, they know there are problems. They've asked me to pay £130 but I'm just email the CEO as I have no intention of paying a penny for their c**k up. It would be lovely to see that admit the mistakes but I don't think it will happen. I've contacted BBC Watchdog as well and hope if enough people do they will run a story. I hate Sony.

  • Jack

    yea I got this update 3.30 and I am having audio glitches on some of my games like killzone 2 and uncharted 2 and sometimes they freeze up feels like a beta version to me this update the way my console acts hope that sony will fix this issue on the next firmware update.

  • Eamon

    My 120 gb launch slim now wont play any dvd's in widescreen anymore. This has only happened since my system was updated to 3.30.


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