Vanderhoth writes "PlayStation 3 users are reporting that firmware update 4.45 has “bricked” their systems, and no amount of rebooting and file restoring have been able to fix the issue.
Sony released this statement about their next steps regarding the firmware update.
“We are aware of reports that the recent PlayStation 3 system software update (version 4.45) has caused the XMB to not display on a small number of PS3 systems. We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating the cause of the problem. We will announce when the system update is available for download as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.”"
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