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PS3 clock problem ‘fixed’

Posted on | March 2, 2010 | No Comments

ps3 clock problem fixed

PS3 clock problem fixed

Sony says PS3 clock problem is ‘resolved’ – but Sony aren’t saying exactly what caused it.

Yesterday millions of PS3 users where affected as they experienced issues attempting to sign into the Playstation network. Reports soon rang out amongst the forums that some users were also loosing saved game and trophy data.

When attempting to connect to the PSN the following error message was being displayed: ” An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”

According to Sony, the error was caused by the older PS3 model’s internal clock thinking 2010 as a leap year (Whoops! after all the hype of  Y2K as well..); consequently the console was  seeing the 1st of March as the 29th of February. The new ‘Slim’ models were unaffected by the problem.

The following statement was made on the PS3 blog earlier today but as of yet there has been no further explanation as to why this has occurred and what fixed it. What’s the bet they just let the day roll over?…

Here’s a qoute off the official PS3 blog:

“We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally. If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.”

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