Don’t Use your Classic Sony PS3 Until Further Notice

Yesterday a bug hit the PlayStation Network which has caused problems for the older classic (fatter) Sony PlayStation 3 units to not connect or have data loss.

The reason for the problems is due to a bug in the clock functionality that is used by the system. Errors include…

* The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
* When the user tries to sign in to the PlayStation Network, the following
message appears on the screen; ‘An error has occurred. You have been
signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F).
* When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears
on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; ‘Failed to install
trophies. Please exit your game.
* When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the
Internet, the following message appears on the screen; ‘The current date
and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)
* Users are not able to play back certain rental video downloaded from the
PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

Sony hope to have this problem fixed by tomorrow although surprisingly they are asking users of the older bulbous versions of the PS3 console to just leave them switched off until further notice.

So… switch them off now I guess and watch the Sony PlayStation Blog for updates as to when the issue is finally fixed.

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