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I downloaded the new 2.4 update and now my ps3 wont read any games or movies

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  • obrien931 Jul 02, 2008

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Same thing for me. it just show the moving wind/wave ribbon. I called tech support they had me turn off the switch in back and then turn it on push the on button and keep your finger on it until it beeps a second time about 5 seconds after first beep. I did this and then the screen went blank and nothing no ribbon or anything so the guy said get your receipt and call us we will send you a box to ship to us and we will fix it or send you a new one. this **** ASSSSSSS! it pisses me off because it was fine until I down loaded the 2.4 update. and of course I cant find my reciept so I have to go back to best buy and get them to print a copy. it better not take 3 months to get it fixed i'll be royaly pissed then an seriously think of getting an XBOX .(the xbox is b.s.) but I'll be pissed I cant live that long with out my COD4

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Same here! and wen i call the dumb customer service number, i cant get a hold of an actual person. how ****!

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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