Shortly after the update went live, many users began
reporting problems with the update. A thread
over at the official Playstation 3 forums is currently up to 61-pages and
is filled with a number of irate owners.
According to Kotaku,
is causing some controllers to malfunction, and in many cases, it bricks
the system altogether. All Playstation 3 systems -- 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB
-- have an equal chance in having problems with the update, so no one is safe.
There are currently numerous theories and workarounds being
proposed by forum-goers, but no one fix has been found to fix everyone's 2.40
Because of the widespread problems, Sony decided to pull
firmware update. In a statement
released this afternoon, the company said, "In order to further assess
the issue, we have temporarily taken the firmware offline for further testing.
We are working diligently to isolate the problem for those few consumers and to
identify a solution before we put the firmware back up."
No other details were provided on when the "fixed"
2.40 firmware will be uploaded or if a 2.41 firmware will simply be issued to
address the problems at hand.