Reason #41524 to not Buy a PS3: Firmware update Bricks Your PS3. Sony charges $150 to unbrick.

I’ve not been happy with Sony since the took Backwards Compatibility out of their systems. And they just keep coming up with reasons for me to stay away. Back in August Sony released the 3.0 firmware update. It bricked a lot of systems. So they tried releasing a patch for their patch (3.1 firmware). Now that the patch didn’t un-brick systems, and also bricked a few more a class action has been filed against SCEA in California. (Complaint in PDF) Part of the complaint alleges: “For owners who sustained hardware damage from the Sony-required update, Sony is charging a $150 repair fee per unit. Sony, responding to the numerous complaints… Read More

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