PS3 firmware 3.41 causing hard drive upgrade problems?

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2010

Seems like folks are always having problems after they upgrade their PS3 firmware, but we can’t say we’ve experienced any problems. Firmware 3.41 seemed like a minor update that added a new “You May Like” section to the PlayStation Store, but some people are saying that it’s been causing problems for anyone trying to upgrade the hard drive in their console.

There’s a 30-page plus thread on the official PlayStation forums where folks are venting about issues upgrading their hard drive. They’ve been getting a “no applicable data” error after trying to install the update, which has left them with a non-working PS3 and, in some cases, a corrupted original drive.

Apparently the issue may have something to do with a newly discovered feature of the 3.41 update that allows for more incremental patches. That might explain why the problem only seems to be affecting PS3s where the firmware is stored on the hard drive instead of the system’s memory. Sony hasn’t chimed in yet, but hopefully they offer a fix soon.

[Engadget]

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