Whilst firmware updates are usually made for fixing bugs and issues on a system, there are times when a new bug goes unnoticed and slips into the firmware update. It seems a new update for the PlayStation 3, update 4.45, is causing issues for some people.
Plenty of people are complaining that after downloading the update and rebooting their consoles, the console will then freeze every time it tries to turn on.
Instead of showing the normal user interface, people have reported that the console shows strange wavy lines but never gets to the main interface.
If you downloaded the new 4.45 firmware update, Sony has a new update to fix the error coming out on the 27th.