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August 2, 2010 // 5:53 pm - Last week Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.41 which caused issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, followed by debunking the 3.41 problems only to quietly re-release a 'fixed' PS3 Firmware 3.41 update.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update (Fixed - US) / PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update (Fixed - EU)

To quote from PSGamer24 and CJPC HERE: "They fixed it and re-uploaded the firmware without telling anybody. The link is the same but the MD5 hash is different.

[CJ@localhost Download]$ md5sum PS3UPDAT-341*
00c835be718fc3d5f793e130a2b74217 PS3UPDAT-341-ORIGINAL.PUP
e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20 PS3UPDAT-341-NEW.PUP

Furthermore , once unpacked the file dates for every dev_flash archive has changed to that of 7/29/2010 , vs the original of 7/21/2010 - as seen in the images below.

So, Sony did indeed update the firmware without informing anyone, probably a change in a single (or few) SPRX's. - Also, the new Auto Update feature in regards to PS3 Patches was not updated - so it was possible that it was not affected (or, that Sony did not fix it!)"

Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update to Fix PS3 HDD Issues

Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update to Fix PS3 HDD Issues

Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update to Fix PS3 HDD Issues

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#22 - PS4 News - November 7, 2010 // 8:46 pm
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It doesn't matter, the PS3 Firmware updates are region-free and all have the same MD5 for each version so yes you can use US on an EU PS3 or JP and vice-versa fine.

#21 - mynameismud - November 7, 2010 // 12:11 pm
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Sorry for bumping this thread. Anyway if the PS3 is region free then does it matter which update I download?

What will happen if you download the EUR update on a USA PS3? Also what about an Asia PS3? Do you use the EUR FW?

#20 - GrandpaHomer - August 7, 2010 // 12:53 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
1. It is best to wait a couple of weeks before updating to see if there are any problems with FW.

Fairly pointless "advice" for those who want to play online, purchase games or DLCs from PSN Store, download demos, use Home or basically any ther online service ... :/

#19 - TDA2002 - August 7, 2010 // 11:40 am
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now someone said sony hasn't done any firmware uprading that has specifically been detramental to the fat ps3's , well, ihave to say, i think sony learned a valuable business lesson in delaying the launch of the ps3 ove the xbox360, and seeing the results from all the xbox360s that died... and the people would just go out and buy a new one... now it doesnt take someone with several eng degrees and business ones to figure out hey, if the sheep will buy a new one when there old one goes poof, we sorta just ignore small things that later on down the line can be used to cause issues.

for one thing, they know itruns hot, 2, the original bd drive which the newer firmwares and newer bd drives in the systems are more capable of handling the dataates bein demanded, though pushing the older models to those limits what happeneds, hey look, bluray doesnt work aymore, also there are neat things with flash, you can only they do have a limit to how many times... though hopefully ps3s will be outdated before they even reach that numbe, oh wait, they modify the flash in them all time even without updates , etc.

i can go on, but bottom line is, its business, they are out to make money, and believe me, your living in a fantasy game if you think all businesses play it by the book and are never do anything wrong what so ever... sony do something wrong? oh gawd know, how many lawsuits and cases have been filed against them -constanty , now, to those who undestand how business arena works, and dont live in a bubble, good for you for escaping the politics ofit all and realizing, those who havnt yet, open eyes, its a large world, and in true reality, you only need to put yourself in there place.

if you could sell a million more consoles get rid of mlmillion by suposided hadware failures htat justhappeene act of god wewill call it, or act of flashing to new firmwrea, whaever, you decide... would you not want to sell the consoles and kill off some, knowing that vast majority are going to buy a replaement cuase hey are hooked on it, most people who use them are not technophiles/hackers, they are siple games who wanna play ames, when something dies, they buy a new one.

oveheating makes me laugh, due to the sheer amount of tempature snseors in the system, and the cell processor alone as well as the protection -which can all be overriden cell isnt even runing at close to full speed on fist gens.

yes grampa, they could of run it at 5gihz but it would be raising portion fo the core tempatures up to level where it would need more cooling, or, they could simplly lower the operating speed... which is controllable -due to the fact all tiermers in system / clock generators etc are programmable, hell, , well.. thatsit for my messae of the year -ic- eexcuse the spelling, typing blindly cause i don't wish to see tis ugly world which is full of corruption.

ye ole hacke who isn't falling for it. tda'0220/AUS/HWA (rise up and stab them with your plastic forks made with child labor! in 3rd world country sweatshop, and ps. dont for get to kick em with yer knockoff shoes made in the sweatshop next door)

now that they have introduced a ic that makes interfacing to the cells flexio (XIO memory bus's to be able to hook up normal sdram, can now expand ps3 from 256megs to 80gigs of memory so much easier... damn , i'm going to need to shove it in case the size of a fridge oh hell, will us use a fridee, keep te icemaker in it and turn it into a controllable deviece so i can use my yellow button on thee overpriced bluttooth remote to dispense ice - a note, a 5:1 sata multiplexer with 5 x tb drives givs you a lot of space for videos i thnk i'll go blow up a wii to pass the time today...

#18 - iloveyou - August 7, 2010 // 9:10 am
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My 60GB is still running since Release. Only changed HDD to 500 GB...

Cleaning sometimes helps.. I watch many BluRays and much games

#17 - qwer1234 - August 7, 2010 // 5:16 am
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The FW update has nothing to do with getting the YLoD... The Fat PS3's just over heat too easily... My launch 60gig died 2 years after I got it before the whole YLoD issue became an internet sensation... easy solution though... just buy a Slim and upgrade the HD... it sucks not having BC now cause i still have a few classic PS2 games i like booting up from time to time.

#16 - weii - August 4, 2010 // 1:53 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Nice catch, I copied them backwards. They are switched (New/Original) now so the corresponding hash matches the correct word.

Whew, I thought I kept downloading the problematic one because I want to perform an upgrade with slim, and even though I did not upgrade its HDD nor tried to, but I still would like to steer away from it. Thank you for fixing it boss man.

#15 - PS4 News - August 4, 2010 // 12:59 am
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Quote Originally Posted by weii View Post
is the md5 value posted on the first post correct? I just downloaded the firmware today, but the md5 value I got is:


and not


Nice catch, I copied them backwards. They are switched (New/Original) now so the corresponding hash matches the correct word.

#14 - weii - August 4, 2010 // 12:45 am
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Sorry, not trying to doubt anyone, but is the md5 value posted on the first post correct? I just downloaded the firmware today, but the md5 value I got is:


and not


I downloaded from the same link as the first post as well, . I even downloaded again just to make sure. Can anyone clarify this for me?

#13 - PS4 News - August 3, 2010 // 5:01 pm
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It looks like Sony finally posted on this as well hehe:
System Software 3.41 (Update)

For those users who are replacing the PS3 hard disk drive: we are aware of the symptoms with the system software update 3.41, released on July 27, and that it will cause the update to stop in some occasions while replacing the PlayStation 3 (PS3) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) if the PS3 system is installed with version 3.41.

To resolve these symptoms, we have released a new version of system software update 3.41 with a very minor change (the version number does not change) on August 2. If you are experiencing such symptoms when replacing the HDD of your PS3 system, we kindly ask you to use the latest data and try again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your understanding and continued support.

For any other questions, please contact your local customer service.