For the last day or so, many users around the globe have reported problems with their PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, particularly when trying to get online with them. Error codes, lack of PlayStation Network service, and disappearing trophies are some of the symptoms plaguing gamers.Sony has now released a statement saying they've found the problem and are working on a fix. For gamers who have the PS3 Slim model, released last fall, you're okay to keep on playing, same as before, and can relax. For those who have the original larger-formfactor console, Sony advises you to not use your console for the next 24 hours while they complete the fix. Data loss and the lack of the ability to record obtained Trophies are both listed as possible problems with using it during the next day. The full statement from Sony, run on the PlayStation Blog, is reprinted below: As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects all models other than the new slim PS3. We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in 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.