A fix for the broken PS3 firmware released a few days ago will be released next week.
A Sony spokesperson has told VideoGamer that it has "identified the issue". A further firmware release is now scheduled for Thursday June 27th.
Sony also claims that the problems, which reportedly left some users with an inoperable console, only impacted a small number of PS3 systems”. The firmware in question has since been pulled.
How those left with a borked machine will boot it to install the fixed update remains to be seen.