Well, I woke up this morning to my Twitter feed going OMG MY PS IS BRICKED.
Yesterday, Sony released a firmware update, 4.45, that was supposed to disable trophy mode if you wanted, and probably other things, but the digital waves are now awash in bricked console stories.
Sony has removed the update and rolled back the current to 4.41, so you’re all good as long as you didn’t update yesterday.
The anecdotal evidence seems to be that 500GB HDDs and after-market HDDs are disproportionally effected. Luckily, my husband started downloading and Uncharted 3 bundle pack from the PlayStation Plus store about 9am and it too THIRTEEN EFFING HOURS. But that’s another rant.