Just updated mine (fat 60), and I couldn't turn it on with the remote, had to press the button on the PS3 itself. I tell you, my heart skipped a few beats as I hadn't tried turning it on until I read your post here, and I immediately thought mine was bricked.
Yeah, I read the same. One thing I would do though is download the updates to a usb stick rather than online. It may not of helped this time but i think doing it that way there is less chance of bricking systems or being corrupt.
How does using a USB help prevent corruption? The download is completed before the install will begin so if you get disconnected during the download the install will not start. I would assume that there is a validation before the install happens, probably they are at least using a checksum.
Are there actual stats on updates bricking systems and the update methods used? I doubt it.
Keep in mind, not everybody posts when they successfully update their system.
I took it back. No hassle to exchange, however the BB employee handed me the wrong box on my way out and I ended up with the same unit when I was home. I didn't even realize that she had handed me the same box I brought in when the new one was right beside her. *sigh* Back to BB tonight...
So got the new box home, plugged it in and no joy. Dead out of the box. Same error. I must be cursed. This time I didn't even get as far as updating the firmware...
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