Is Firmware v2.40 Freezing Your PS3?

July 2, 2008 / 11:03 AM EDT / (@salromano)

A large amount of threads have appeared on the Official US PlayStation Boards where users are saying that firmware v2.40 has been causing the PLAYSTATION 3 to lock-up. The same goes for another thread on EuroGamer, who say after installing the update, some are experiencing irrecoverable freezes at the “waves” at the startup of the console. When we get information from Sony on this, we will let you know.

[PS3 owners complain of Firmware 2.40 freezes]

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  • Caelum

    Everything normal here…no freeze, no nothing…Anybody knows if it’s a model specific? I have a 60GB model and have never experienced all those bugs and freezes.

  • madpuppy

    install it and haven’t had any problems as well, got the 40gig model.

  • mmarshall84

    I’m on the 60gig model and mine has been freezing when I use media link.

  • cease173rd

    I got the 80 gig, froze a couple times already…

  • incredibilistic

    60GB. No freezing (knock on wood) but I think the XMB is taking a few extra seconds to appear after quitting a game.

    Then again it may’ve always been that slow and I just didn’t notice.

  • xjunior

    PLAY STATION TROUBL3. TODAY JULY/2/2008 AT 11:20am AFTER I DO AN UPDATE MY PLAY STATION 3 FROOOOZED !! I HAVE THE PS3 40GB, WHEN I TURN my ps3 ON, MY CONSOLE ASKED FOR An UPDATE 2.something..AND I DID !! AFTER THAT AUTOMATICALLY TURN OFF AND ON (AND THE BLUE WAVES ,SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMET WERE IN MY SCREEN BUT NOTHING ELSE HAPPENDDD)(do not reset your sistem configuration holding the button duuring 10 seconds because will get worse)…I SHOULD BUY ANOTHER BECAUSE MY IS F#~+.UP !!!

  • BandAiD

    No dont buy another, just call up sony to get it repaired junior. Even if you are out of warranty, it’s still gonna be cheaper to do it that way.

  • Lord Raoh

    was only on last night for a while. installed the update around 11:45pm was on till about 3am playing burnout paradise, watching youtube videos and playing with settings and had no issues.

    oh and i’m on 80gb ps3