News: Firmware 2.40 Pulled
It's gone. We think.

Naturally, it's impossible for us to check as we're all 2.40'd up and running, but we've had a few emails in saying the update is no longer available via the XMB, with 2.36 owners claiming the PS3 is telling them they've got the latest version installed.

Presumably this has something to do with reports earlier today of the new update causing problems with some users' consoles. As ever, best to keep an eye on the Official Blog for more but we'll update this post in the morning if we hear anything.
alex_tsa / 7/2/2008 10:00:00 PM

What our readers think.
is there a way to take 2.4 off your system
pdurbin 560 / 7/3/2008 7:46:57 PM

Interesing to know that some users have reported 'fixing' their PS3 by replacing (or formatting) the HDD...
NavahoGL / 7/3/2008 10:26:52 AM

no issued exept 4 when i had an sd card in and i wanted to watch a bluray at the same time
andy / 7/3/2008 5:12:42 AM

There a search icon in the menu when running the web browser.
yzfmike / 7/3/2008 3:19:59 AM

everyone on the forums suspects that it has something to do with custom themes being incompatible. well nothings certain until sony tell us whats up.
lol man / 7/3/2008 12:00:46 AM

Good to know i'm ok.. except 2.40 kinda messed my browser up..
Spotter5 / 7/2/2008 11:43:52 PM

nice im safr then
GAZ069 / 7/2/2008 11:05:28 PM

It's apparently because some users missed a bit of the FW file when downloading, and because the hash check fails the PS3 goes into an endless loop looking for it. If you're on 2.40 now you're safe.
alex_tsa / 7/2/2008 11:00:13 PM

I also got an error when tryin to look at a friends profile
Phil_E / 7/2/2008 11:00:01 PM

Glad I got it this mornin then
Miller / 7/2/2008 10:48:09 PM

mines ok for now !
GAZ069 / 7/2/2008 10:47:30 PM

Customer help say it's down for maintenance, whilst they investigate issues.
alex_tsa / 7/2/2008 10:41:43 PM

Sony's probrably fixin' it.
...Shit... / 7/2/2008 10:40:38 PM

I can confirm that 2.40 has been pulled. There's various chatter on the Official Forums and an article is also up on Kotaku. After arriving back home, I tried to update, and it won't have it. So I'm still on 2.36.
Los Havros / 7/2/2008 10:20:34 PM

Hmm, I got an error when trying to look at someone's profile.
Michael_TSA / 7/2/2008 10:17:45 PM

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