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PS3 Update Causing Problems?

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The latest PS3 firmware update – y’know, the one that removes the ability to install Linux – seems to have brought with it more bad news than just the removal of the OtherOS feature.

Users on official Playstation boards are reporting all sorts of issues since updating.

Users are reporting frozen screens, problems with downloading the update, the infamous and dreaded yellow light of death and the loss of ability to play Blu-ray discs after updating to 3.21. Some complain that internet access through their PS3’s has slowed to a crawl, with others even complaining that their fans have gotten noisier. Threads like this pop up after each firmware update though, for both HD systems.

I updated my PS3 slim to 3.21 without any of the aforementioned problems. Have any of you been affected? Is your PS3 just not its old self after shedding its OtherOs?

Source : Playstation Boards

Last Updated: April 7, 2010


  1. Felicity

    April 7, 2010 at 15:39

    The Playstation tore now comes up as “not available in your region”….. :angry:


    • WitWolfyZA

      April 7, 2010 at 15:45

      crap man i downloaded blue toad murder files this weekend then


      • Felicity

        April 7, 2010 at 16:39

        well its fixed itself, but my just cause 2 demo came broken…. how does that work?


        • WitWolfyZA

          April 8, 2010 at 13:07

          PSN downtime, or a laggy server on their side. Possibilities are endless


  2. ClericZA

    April 7, 2010 at 15:40

    No issuers here. Any indication if it was only the old Phats that were affected (as they were the ones that you could install Linux on) or are there reports of Slims also being affected?


    • WitWolfyZA

      April 7, 2010 at 15:46

      well my fan has always been noisy and my internet has always been slow… and um ja oh ja and my XMB is laggy… no change there


  3. Al360

    April 7, 2010 at 15:56

    same here same ol same ol noisy fan and slow internet
    but then again so much for 384 hehehehehe


  4. mujabees

    April 7, 2010 at 16:54

    Fan and disk read seems to have gotten louder but then again gow 3 might be causing that strain.


  5. voop

    April 8, 2010 at 07:30

    Geez, people this is really getting borin that a firmware update is always the cause of consoles going wrong.


    • WitWolfyZA

      April 8, 2010 at 13:09

      I agree, software has absolutely nothing to do with the hardware packing up. i’m sure those systems are like well over 3 years old.. that’s what old things do.. they break


  6. eltonriley

    April 8, 2010 at 12:17

    No change from my side, all running smooth as silk. As for the noise of the fan, it only picks up speed on the hottest of days but even then its still not as loud as my 360.


    • WitWolfyZA

      April 9, 2010 at 07:54

      Sometimes my PS3 sounds louder then my 360 (Seeing i got a extractor fan added on it), when playing games like Uncharted 2 and FF13


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