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#57939 1-Mar-2010 15:36
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Error code 8001050F

Looks like todays date has made the older ps3 all die. Won't log on to PSN.

Run games in single player mode and return error code and won't run, even when not online.

Haven't tried disk game but from google looks like some of them are crashing out as well.

Mine has gone back to year 2000, some have gone to 1999 which people have said they can't get to that year with setting date manually.

Have set to correct date, made no difference.

This looks like a major bug, hopefully it's not bricked, not happy about not being able to play brought games.

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  #303320 1-Mar-2010 15:50
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It's not just you. All original PS3s seem to be facing the 'leap year bug'. Sony says they're 'working on it'.

Not being able to play offline games due to this is absurd.

I almost feel sad for PS3 owners, were it not for the fact I own a 360 and get picked on by all my Sony-ist mates. ;)




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  #303334 1-Mar-2010 16:19
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Is it best to not even turn my ps3 on until there is a fix?

 
 
 
 


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  #303338 1-Mar-2010 16:24
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I'd wait until Sony announces it is safe to do so. Some PS3s are even rebooting on their own.




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  #303340 1-Mar-2010 16:25
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my son tried playing Assasin creed 2 and got the dreaded error , it seems to be a world wide problem games wont play because they are unable to load the trophy information data , people are saying its the PSN but my ps3 isnt even connected to the internet , people are getting worried and the ps3 forums are under fire. fun and games




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  #303342 1-Mar-2010 16:31
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Alcatel wernt involved in the PS3 development were they ?




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xpd: Alcatel wernt involved in the PS3 development were they ?


haha 

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  #303381 1-Mar-2010 17:39
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heres the latest idea unofficial but it makes sense

The going theory is that the PS3 is storing some form of date in GMT, then modifying that to get whatever you see in the on-screen clock. That modification process seems to be fine--the system can take 2/28/2010, 9PM GMT, add four hours, and get 3/1/2010, 1AM random time zone.

What's apparently stuffed, as speculation goes, is when the internal GMT-tracking rolls over to 3/1. It's either not rolling, or rolling to 2/29, at which point a system tries to add/subtract from 2/29, which it can't do because the front-end calendar doesn't have a 2/29/2010, and S... explodes. Seemed to happen around 4PM PDT, which I think is 12AM GMT, so.

And the PS3 launched in 2006; it's hit 4 2/28s so far. 2007 and 2009 were odd-numbered years; 2008 was an even, and a leap year. 2010 is the first even non-leap-year the system's been around for. If some sort of base-level math is choking on itself, it may have ruled out the odd 2007 and 2009 successfully, but is convinced the even 2010 is a leap year (this part I'm less sure of, but is why leap year could theoretically come into play at some point.




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My PS3 is working fine... its an original 60GB model




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#303390 1-Mar-2010 18:00
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stevonz: My PS3 is working fine... its an original 60GB model


Errrm, scratch that.  Seems mine is experiencing technical difficulties.




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  #303395 1-Mar-2010 18:07
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I am too scared to try mine :(

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Y2.18K ?

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  #303499 1-Mar-2010 22:53
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This has been now posted on Slashdot as well.




 

 

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  #303576 2-Mar-2010 09:24
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im just glad no one has blamed this on XT yet




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When I started it up, the date had reverted to 1/1/2000. I guess it keeps track of the time even when it's off (obviously) because I was expecting PlayTV to start up a recording which it didn't (PlayTV is unable to record in this state or something). I set the datetime back and PlayTV kicked off and everything seemed to work OK (but I didn't play any games, just watched some TV I'd recorded). I haven't tried it again today. I unplugged the ethernet before I turned it on, but that didn't make any difference, probably because the problem had already occurred before that.

No (decent) update on their Twitter yet...

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  #303610 2-Mar-2010 11:39
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Really poor systems if that is the case, that this sort of error results in not being able to play at all....

Wonder if its the same for the 360??

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