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PlayStation 4 Firmware v5.00 is OUT, BUT there is reports of BRICKed PS4s!

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By GaryOPA on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:03 AM
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    Its best to stay away from PS4 FW update v5.00 until Sony fixes this error issue or you will stuck on this screen!
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    Sony earlier today, rolled out the big v5.00 firmware for their PlayStation 4 console, after over a month of beta testing, but it seems they didn't smash all the bugs in it, as there is many reports of PS4's bricking during the big update with a frozen error code screen.
    So there you go, you have been warned, it is best to wait a few days until its reported that Sony has fixed this bug in their latest firmware!

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      Ps4 firmware issue. Is bd rom related. Only those that bought third party bd rom drives and replaced it themselves are bricking. Going to be tough to see if sony will fix this error. Since its basically unofficial repairs on your ps4 console.
       
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      Did they replace the pcb or just the odd?
       
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      Wanted to edit but couldnt.

      To be more specific, I mean the laser/drive alone vs the the whole odd.
       
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      From the info I have gathered, it seems to be 'whole replacement' units (including new PCB), not just the laser part. -- I don't have info yet from repair shop if putting back the old drive if available removes this error and allows the update to finish, but most likely it would seem that it would if the old drive pcb was at least working enough to talk to the PS4 correctly.

      So it looks like Sony for first time in PS4 firmware updates is updating or changing the keys, remarrying the BD-ROM drive on their consoles.

      Maybe something to do with all the recent PS4 hacks, exploits, and psn sharing modchips.
       
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      How many of the PS4 owners are also people that said "I won't be buying sony again!" after the geohot debacle? that'll learn them! :D
       
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      Looks like the 'screams' were loud enough, and Sony might be now looking into a solution to this error code issue:
      Update Source: https://twitter.com/AbkarinoMHM/status/916366958169395200
       

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