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PS3 4.45 update fix expected within days

Last week we told you about a problem with Sony’s PS3 update 4.45, which many users complained bricked their systems. Sony had officially acknowledged the problem and initially said that they were investigating the issue ahead of a possible fix. Now, we’re pleased to give you an update on the situation, as Sony has confirmed that a new firmware will be available to download this week that should solve the problems for those affected.

A lot of you may be unaware of the problems, since Sony removed the update after they were aware that it was causing hassle. If this is you, we can tell you that once the 4.45 firmware was installed, many users were saying that their XMB had disappeared – effectively ending the console useless.

Fortunately, it looks like Sony has already found a way to make things better. The company has sent out a statement via Twitter, informing users that a new update will be available to download on Thursday June 27. Sony says they have already found out the cause of the issue, adding that the new update will be mandatory – so you’ll have to update to the new firmware if you’re still on 4.41.

What Sony hasn’t said yet, is how they plan to update users to the new firmware for those that currently have a bricked system as a result of installing 4.45 the first time. We’re guessing that instructions on this will be available the minute the update goes live – hopefully we won’t have a repeat of the issues, especially if this is a mandatory update for every PS3 user.

Sony has stated numerous times that only a ‘small’ number of users have been affected by this. Are you one of them? If so, let us know what you have been doing during the period in which your console has been unusable. How many of you have attempted to take matters into your own hands with a manual fix?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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