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Sony releases updated PS3 3.41 firmware, fixes issues

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2010 0:21 User comments (14)

Sony releases updated PS3 3.41 firmware, fixes issues Last week, we reported that Sony's latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 3.41 was crashing some consoles and some users simply couldn't install the new update.
Sony denied the software was causing the problems, instead saying it was user's individual hard drives, if they were using manually installed drives.

At the time, the company said: "We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with upgrading Internal Hard Disc Drive (for PlayStation3) on your PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system. The information available to our Consumer Services Department does not suggest that this is a problem PlayStation(R) owners are likely to experience when upgrading the HDD with 3.41update. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) strongly supports the quality of its products and backs them with full confidence."

We ask that you update the previous HDD first to see if the update will go through. Then update from the thumb drive that is formatted in FAT 32 and has the 3.41 update downloaded."


Today, the console maker has released an updated 3.41, which should fix all HDD problems users have been experiencing.

The MD5 hash checks show the following:

[CJ@localhost Download]$ md5sum PS3UPDAT-341*
00c835be718fc3d5f793e130a2b74217 PS3UPDAT-341-NEW.PUP
e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20 PS3UPDAT-341-ORIGINAL.PUP

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14 user comments

13.8.2010 0:24

They couldn't just call it 3.42?

At least they did something about it somewhat quickly...even if they did lie about it at first.

23.8.2010 0:51

It is Sony, What do you expect. Go 360 :P

33.8.2010 3:08

Originally posted by Zealousi:
It is Sony, What do you expect. Go 360 :P
way to keep up the fanboy image

43.8.2010 3:57
magoburicchio
Unverified new user

and who has ps3 blocked like me by error 8002F0C1?
there are a lot people that has ps3 semi bricked...
the recovery mode works but don't install the fw3.41

:(
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=120614851319372

53.8.2010 4:59

It isn't like you have a choice about the install; it is just like 3.21; even if you don't like it, you are forced to do the update in order to keep the features you already purchased.

I think sony needs to stop making firmwares that end in 1; they seem to cause a lot of issues.

63.8.2010 7:16

Why the hell would they give it the same number?

73.8.2010 8:28

Originally posted by Zealousi:
It is Sony, What do you expect. Go 360 :P
Lol?

83.8.2010 8:34

Hahaha they pulled an Apple !! :P

93.8.2010 9:52

Originally posted by ST2006:
Hahaha they pulled an Apple !! :P
Classic!! So true.

103.8.2010 14:19

Nuh uh, if they pulled an apple, the would have offered a free case for the PS3 which would supposedly stop the hard drive from moving inside which was what would be causing the errors.

Please note I speaking from my ass, but even apple would avoid fixing any issue at all but would instead enforce the idea that its always the consumers fault somehow and never them.

113.8.2010 15:26

i gotta say i have had my ps3 for nearly 2 years now and EVERY update i see the internets going wild with problems, and yet i have still to have one. upgraded my PS3's HDD aswell.

123.8.2010 18:59

shaffaaf, i totally agree. Same thing here, but maybe we just cursed ourselves by saying it.


134.8.2010 12:02

Originally posted by jookycola:
shaffaaf, i totally agree. Same thing here, but maybe we just cursed ourselves by saying it.


LOL...my system started overheating about a week after I claimed it had never had a heat issue.

I can't say I have had my system get bricked, but updates have caused problems (other than loosing Linux). I actually had to remove the drive, format it with a PC, and start from scratch after 3.40 came out...it didn't brick the system, but it made it very, very unstable...after I redid everything, 3.40 ran just fine. Clearly something glitched during the update.

149.8.2010 17:35

Originally posted by xblade132:
Originally posted by Zealousi:
It is Sony, What do you expect. Go 360 :P
way to keep up the fanboy image
Nice

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