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#1 Ugamer_X

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:57 AM

Keep all discussion firmware related. Talk about upcoming updates, new features, and issues related to updates ONLY. Quit bitching.




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Download Latest Update: 4.40

Previous Firmware Thread: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=121044

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:58 AM

Reserved, just in case.

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#5 SynGamer

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:08 PM

Honestly, we should have left the old one open...for various reasons...

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#6 Chitown021

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:14 PM

Wow, I've gone a couple days now without having to deal with controller sync issues. My interet connection is working much better now that I've hooked it up via ethernet cable.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

I did run into the controller issue once. I turned off the console, plugged the USB into the controller, hit the PS button to turn it on again, unplugged it, and haven't had the issue ever since (it's been about a week).

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:42 PM

I hate this new thread. The old thread was better. Why was I forced to update to this thread, just to talk to CAGs? ;)

#9 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:40 PM

I did run into the controller issue once. I turned off the console, plugged the USB into the controller, hit the PS button to turn it on again, unplugged it, and haven't had the issue ever since (it's been about a week).


For me, it took about 8 days or more for the problem to recur and it just happened again the other night. I'm actually getting ready to call Sony's customer service line(1-800-345-SONY(7669) ) to ask if they're working on a fix for this.

I'm gonna try to be nicer than I have been on their blog, but I'm not counting on being able to contain my aggravation for long.

If they mention they're working on a fix for this, I'll let you guys know.

EDIT: Supposedly, they ARE looking into the firmware update and if they need to put out a patch. However, the rep on the phone told me to try restoring the file system for the PS3.

This is how it's done, as I didn't even know this menu existed myself till just now.

Hold the reset/power button to turn on the PS3, keep holding it till the system shuts back down a first time after 3 beeps. Then press and hold the button again to turn on the system and keep holding it till it beeps four times this time. The third and fourth beeps will be closely grouped.

It will bring up a prompt to plug in your controller via the USB charging cable. Do that, then select option 3 to 'restore file system' from the menu it brings up.

This process should take about a minute or two to complete. After that, the PS3 will restart and everything SHOULD be fine from then on out.

We shall see if this fixes the sync issues. I'm hoping they know what they're talking about and this fixes it.

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#10 lokizz

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:57 PM

how do you know when its a controller sync issue and not a defective or messed up controller? i recently had one where the face buttons dont work up it can still cut on my ps3 but my other controller works fine. could it be the first round of ds3's that are effected or later ones because i got one with my ps3 (mgs4 bundle) but bought one later seperatly. also how do you solve the sync issues?

#11 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:01 PM

I just detailed how I was told to fix the sync issues. Apparently the menu it brought up after the second reset is a 'safe mode' menu and restoring the file system will supposedly fix the sync issues.

As for the face buttons not working on the one controller of yours, are they gummed up with anything? You wouldn't believe the residue/goop from people's sweat that I used to clean off of used controllers I bought last gen for $4-5.

Try gently taking the controller apart and cleaning the parts inside, as that may help, since if you hit the buttons too hard at times it can cause the little rubber pads that touch the board inside the controller to break apart.

EDIT: That file restoring also seems to have fixed the trophy sync issue I was having since the update, so all seems to be well now.

Should I add another post with how to possibly fix the sync issues for those who are also suffering through them?

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:23 PM

when i updated my PS3 when it finished downloading the firmware and then resets to install it my screen went black was gonna turn it off with the back switch but left it alone and then it reset with the new firmware installed i have never had this done to me before also btw this is a refurb 60GB from SONY my first one YLOD and so far this one has been fine except for this occurrence
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the new thread!

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

when i updated my PS3 when it finished downloading the firmware and then resets to install it my screen went black was gonna turn it off with the back switch but left it alone and then it reset with the new firmware installed i have never had this done to me before also btw this is a refurb 60GB from SONY my first one YLOD and so far this one has been fine except for this occurrence


All the updates I've done so far have automatically restarted on its own. It says it will do that, and to not turn off the PS3, right?

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:44 PM

All the updates I've done so far have automatically restarted on its own. It says it will do that, and to not turn off the PS3, right?


yes but you know how it has a progress bar showing the installation of the new firmware? yeah it was a black screen the whole time it installed it then it reset after it did it (only reason i didn't turn off PS3 i saw the HDD light in the front constantly flashing like it was installing the firmware) and the new firmware was installed this is the first time it happened to me after 2 1/2 years owing a PS3
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:52 PM

o.O Eek, yeah I would've panicked a little with a black screen the whole time. Haven't had that happen. Glad your PS3 updated fine.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:45 PM

o.O Eek, yeah I would've panicked a little with a black screen the whole time. Haven't had that happen. Glad your PS3 updated fine.


yeah idk hopefully it was just a fluke with the firmware alot of people were having problems with it we'll see with the next one what happens when it goes to install it
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for the tip cheapest. I'm giving it a try now... When it started a message appeared on the screen saying the file system was corrupted and it would be restored.
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#19 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for the tip cheapest. I'm giving it a try now... When it started a message appeared on the screen saying the file system was corrupted and it would be restored.


You're quite welcome. Let me know how it turns out, as I played a bit of Mirror's Edge after doing the restore thing.

It even seemed to make the discs read faster, so maybe we all need to do this mini restore every so often to keep the system running decent.

One thing I will say though, is that if you have a custom wallpaper on your PS3, you're going to have to reset it after doing the restore.

Otherwise, everything else is untouched.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:47 PM

I've had issues with the system locking up when having more then one browser window open. Before I could pop open 2-3 and browse CAG really quickly. I guess I can try doing the file restoring later to see if that helps this issue too.

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#21 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:00 PM

I just noticed some audio and other issues with Mortal Kombat II that I never noticed before. I wonder if those are because of the 3.10 update as well and if so why they weren't fixed with the file restoring.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:05 PM

Hmm, so I guess the controller not working is common with the newest update? I couldn't get my brand new one to work unless it was plugged into the USB port, which seemed odd.

#23 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:26 PM

Yeah. That's an issue with the newest FW update, Ryukahn. But if you see my one post above, I detailed how to restore the file system, which I was told would fix the problem.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

Alright cool, I'll give it a go later if I have some time.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:59 PM

So how long till next year will we see Netflix integrated?

#26 Chitown021

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:14 AM

So far so good. No controller sync issues since the restore and my network connection seems to be more stable.
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#27 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:21 AM

Good to hear, Chitown. Hopefully I'll remember this 'fix' if/when they mess up another update.:roll:

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#28 Chitown021

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:24 AM

Good to hear, Chitown. Hopefully I'll remember this 'fix' if/when they mess up another update.:roll:


You know I think my games may be loading a little faster as well. It seems like there were a couple times where Ghostbusters and R&C would "freeze" on occasion for about 30 seconds when loading. Now they seem to fire up after only a few seconds.
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#29 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:31 AM

Actually, I noticed that too soon after I did this fix, as I tried loading GTA IV and it took no time at all for the disc icon to come up.

So maybe this fix is a good thing for ALL PS3 owners to do if their consoles are running a bit slower.

Although, now I swear there's audio and graphical glitches on MK II on my PS3.

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#30 NamPaehc

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:49 AM

I did a long time ago and yes it did seem to load things better.

I just forgot since I had to get my system worked on.

And since I did it, I can now open multiple browser tabs without an issue.

Though "A Crack in Time" did cause my system to reboot when I tried to download the latest update (1.20). Not sure who to blame for that... Came right back up and I tried again. Downloaded and installed like normal anyway. Freaked me out a little...

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