Reports are coming to light that the latest PlayStation 3 firmware update 3.50 might have done a little more than just add 3D to the system.
Apparently the new firmware has blocked a number of USB adapters, controller converters, and non-Sony licensed devices that are now disabled and no longer work after the recent update.
This problems do seem to coincide with Sony’s consumer alert released a little while back warning users of unlicensed or “counterfeit” PlayStation 3 wireless controllers.
Sony claimed that some of these controllers could “ignite” or even “explode,” and these devices had not passed Sony’s rigorous testing requirements and suggested unlicensed devices might no longer function after future system updates.
The products that seem to have been affected by the blocks are controller adapters, including the Yobo PS3 JoyBox and the XCM Cross Battle Plus Adapter and SplitFish FragFX, which is a mouse controller for the PS3.
While some vendors are reporting problems on fixes or updates have been released. But reports are still a little vague at the moment.
Fortunately no Sony controllers have been affected that we know of. But if you have experienced any problems after the recent PS3 firmware update 3.50 please let us know.
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