Update 2: PS3 Update v4.46 has now released, as confirmed by PlayStation AU on Twitter:
— PlayStation AU (@PlayStationAU) June 27, 2013
Those who have been affected by the issues within update v4.45 can fix their PS3’s via this link.
Update: PlayStation AU have posted on Twitter, mentioning they are aware of the issue and are currently investigating.
We apologise to those who have experienced issues with the PS3 4.45 update. We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating.
— PlayStation AU (@PlayStationAU) June 20, 2013
Sony has released Firmware version 4.45 for the PS3 today, and it seems it’s causing problems with some owners.
According to the PlayStation US forums, a number of owners are reporting boot-up errors, with the system hanging at the waving ribbon section during start up and not proceeding further to the XMB menu. The issue is not affecting all PS3 owners, but is currently limited to a significant amount of users.
Update v4.45 is said to allow owners to turn off Trophy notifications, along with added system stability.
We’ll keep you up to date when we hear more information from Sony, or if a potential fix may arise. In the meantime, we advise you to not update your PS3.