Lawsuit against Sony PS3 v3.00 firmware update

You would think things are supposed to get at least better with newer updates and upgrades, but a quick look at reality tells you, you’re wrong! Vista is the successor of Win 95 in it’s disastrous results, and is being phased out with a new fancier Windows 7 named one. Snow Leopard with all the hype is yet to amuse me once, and last time I updated to latest PS3 v3.01 the totally unexpected happen.

All of a sudden I noticed short trailers I downloaded are not playing smoothly, and they pause for a second or so every now and then. Playing some simple games as well like Wall-E, the game was flickering a lot that you can’t focus. (Note: Wall-E game is my punishment for getting my kid into PIXAR world)

Now it seems that’s not only me, but a whole group are filing a lawsuit against Sony for their latest firmware update which apparently is damaging some PS3 units, costing $150 to repair! So I guess I should be thankful, and perhaps slow down on PS3 usage until a newer fix comes in. The funny thing is, the lawsuit is coming from v3.00 and Sony claims it’s v3.01 fixes most issues, while I never had the chance to try v3.00 as I installed v3.01 directly, and yet I’m able to get these problems.

Guess I was lucky not to turn on my PS3 so often lately. I should do that more often. Ohh wait, I didn’t buy my PS3 as a souvenir!

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  • Ali

    Wow.. an update that damages the hardware? But then again its Sony.. the company that moves forward so fast not because they have a vision but because they have a strong engine under the hood.

  • Hohi

    I updated my piece to 3.0 and yesterday I did the 3.01 update all seems fine to me :-/ well i only play SF and W11 so don’t know about other games performance.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    Ali: Unfortunately… Although it’s my favorite console and Bluray player. One should wonder about the timing, just as people are pulling out their wallets to buy Uncharted 2!

    Hohi: I am concerned about Uncharted 2, as Uncharted 1 is having problems. Also, my Bluray collection is in jeopardy!

  • zankok

    lesh hal leqafa ya boshbosh ? . ma sema3t khalek 3la maynonek la eyeeek ayan menah :P .

    eeeeh wait for project natal and buy Xbox better ;)

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    zankok: If project natal is true I’m getting one. Still though, I love PS3 and need a bluray player.

    You’ll only know y if u join me for a movie night. How is that ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Well I think the problem is if u install V3.1 first without V3.0 coz I downloaded V3.0 on day one and V3.1 as soon as I knew that V3.0 had problems and still I got no screw ups on my system

  • MR.E

    Well I think the problem is if u install V3.1 first without V3.0 coz I downloaded V3.0 on day one and V3.1 as soon as I knew that V3.0 had problems and still I got no screw ups on my system

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MR.E: Really? I dunno. I think it hits you randomly.