PS3 Update 3.30 Bricking Consoles?: 3 Beeps / No Green Power Light

Earlier on today we posted an article regarding the new PS3 firmware update (3.30), in this post we asked our readers whether they were experiencing problems with updating their PlayStation 3, we have heard at least two cases of the update bricking consoles.

It could just be a coincidence, however we thought we would ask our readers to fill out a simple poll, this poll is at the end of the post, please take the time out to answer the question as if the problem is widespread we will attempt to contact Sony for you all.

For those of you who do not know what ‘bricking’ is, it is a term used when a device loses all functionality (doesn’t turn on), it’s commonly used when smartphones do not turn on after an update, leaving the handset ‘bricked’.

Later today we will post a follow-up article letting you know how widespread the problem is, it could just be a small minority of consoles which are affected, personally if it was me I wouldn’t update my console until I new for sure that this was not a common problem.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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