Engadget - Sony Pulls 2.4 Firmware Update After Reports of Bricked PS3's Anyone had this problem but me? I downloaded the update, then it did as usual and booted into the update firmware application. Then after install it restarted... no "orchestra tuning" and just the flowing motion wallpaper. After letting it sit there for about 4hrs I flipped the power switch on the back because it was completely unresponsive. I've heard of a fix, and it's to pull the HDD out and pull your saved games onto your PC then wipe the HDD then re-insert it and let the PS3 re-format it.