Does Skipping An Update Break PS3 or Am I Just Unlucky?

#1 Posted by NinjaTard (151 posts) -

Maybe this is a stupid question in which case I deserve this but my PS3 60gig model died in May and I sent it to a company called PSR1.com for repair. It was $130 total so a little cheaper than Sony and I got it back start of this month. Thing is I didn't really use it much, I didn't do firmware update 3.21 since I was waiting to see if there would be a way to keep the Other OS while also being able to get on PSN and download games and Rock Band stuff. I finally gave up tonight and downloaded firmware update 3.30 or whatever the new one is so I skipped an update completely (3.21 never hit my PS3). It loaded off my jump drive, reset, and then......blinking red light. I cussed but remained calm thinking surely this wasn't the same thing I just endured last month. Alas....my PS3 doesn't turn on, just does the yellow light to a blinking red light of death.
 
Is this my fault for skipping 3.21 or did my console just get shitty repair work. Or could my system just have lived it's life sooner than Sony planned (I got it in Oct. 2006 I believe.....pretty short of the 10 year plan Sony talks about). What do you guys think, surely you know more about this crap than I do. Thanks!

#2 Posted by BunkerBuster (1042 posts) -

Yo son, your ps3 got bricked. 
Never send it to third-party companies, they don't have the parts and will use "creative" methods to solve what they think is wrong with it. Time to save up enough money to buy another one.

#3 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Yeah it's not the fact that you skipped a firmware. Maybe it's not the fact that you had a shitty repair. It could be all kinds of stuff. But, does that website have a warranty? If so then I suggest you take up on that since you're now out of warranty with Sony.

#4 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

Yeah that was also pretty crappy move 130 dollars? Sony charges 150 and I believe they give you some sort of warranty. Also firmware updates sometimes brick consoles but only if it was already going down.

#5 Posted by NinjaTard (151 posts) -

It's got 90 day warranty so I won't be paying to repair it this time. I just hate that it takes a month from the time I send it to the time I get it back. I had just bought FF13 when it died before and when I saw it was coming back I had a chance to get Infamous for $10 so I got that waiting for a working system too!
 
Thank goodness my Xbox and Red Dead Redemption will take care of me in the interum.
 
Also....next time I'll go to Sony even if it does cost a little more. I went with the PSR1 people because they implied I would get the system right back and I figured 2 week wait was better than over a month wait as I assumed Sony would take longer.

#6 Posted by hush404 (742 posts) -

Skipping updates doesn't affect your machine. You could take a stock 60gb launch title and update it in one swoop via the latest update. Also, it's prob smart to deal with Sony directly.

#7 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

So did you fix it or no news?

#8 Posted by Yummylee (21276 posts) -
@hush404:  
I just noticed you have 484 posts...yet on the PS3 board it says you've posted 546 posts! =O What evil sorcery is this??
#9 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

 @Abyssfull said:

" @hush404:  I just noticed you have 484 posts...yet on the PS3 board it says you've posted 546 posts! =O What evil sorcery is this?? "

  
  
  
 
  Fucking miracles
#10 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @hush404:  I just noticed you have 484 posts...yet on the PS3 board it says you've posted 546 posts! =O What evil sorcery is this?? "
I think for a while posts where not registering well, I remember that I also used to post and my count would not go up
#11 Posted by LtColJaxson (1137 posts) -
@NinjaTard: 
 
When my 60GB PS3 got the Yellow light, I got the box to send it to Sony within a day after calling them - and then they sent back the repaired PS3 only 3 days after and it has worked since. It was the same console too, I had this random sticker on the back to make sure.
#12 Posted by Bluethunder35 (337 posts) -

I've skipped updates maybe twice or three times and it didn't harm my 60 GB model when I finally did download the firmware.

#13 Posted by hush404 (742 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
"  @Abyssfull said:
" @hush404:  I just noticed you have 484 posts...yet on the PS3 board it says you've posted 546 posts! =O What evil sorcery is this?? "

  
  
  
 
  Fucking miracles "
lol. Perhaps? :P I have no idea.

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