Sony’s PS3 Software Flaw **UPDATE**


In an update to a previous HD Report story:

If you’re experiencing problems as of March 1st with your Sony PlayStation 3 (most models, though Sony says the Slim is unaffected), you are not alone. PS3 users worldwide claim to be unable to login to their Sony PlayStation accounts via the PlayStation Network. Users report being unable to purchase, rent new items and, in some cases, unable to use existing games already downloaded, users fumed on message boards and forums.

According to Sony head-honcho, Howard Stringer, a fix is in the works for what seems to be a clock issue (as February lurched into March) and should arrive for download via broadband on all PS3 units within 24-hours. Since this was announced only mere hours ago, you should sit tight until that fix is available. Stringer mentioned not using the device until the fix is available, so stay tuned to HD and Sony’s PlayStation blog site and message boards for updates.

***UPDATE*** Some users are already reporting that their suddenly bricked up PlayStations were now operational once more as of this evening (5:30PM PST). Users report being able to reset the clock from April (the date that caused the error, though some reports have stated the clock reverted to January) to March in the PS3’s time/date settings. This is an unconfirmed fix, though if in doubt, users should wait for the official Sony fix.

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Christian Hokenson

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Christian Hokenson enjoys knife throwing, growing exotic mosses, and that warm spot where the sun shines through the corrugated box. Christian also writes for Gadget Review. You can also find Christian on Google+, and Twitter.

6 Replies to “Sony’s PS3 Software Flaw **UPDATE**”

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  2. Anthony says:

    my ps3 isnt letting me play gms at all. it kps goin frm a blue screen to a black screen. ITS ALRDY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!! =(

  3. Thanks for the update, Paul… information on this was rather spotty initially, but now it’s all coming out on what really occurred.

  4. Paul says:

    The clock you see on your screen is completely irrelevant. That display is a calculation done based on the date/time of the internal clock and your time zone settings. It was the internal clock that was confused because it thought it was Feb 29, 2010 (a non-existent date). The problem went away 24 hours later when the clocks rolled over to a real date again. Sony didn’t do ANYTHING. They didn’t FIX anything. They simply waited, knowing the problem would go away – as it has in the past with similar leap-year related bugs.

  5. Joshua says:

    Mine is up and running it set my time and date to 4/29/2020 so hopefully this helps every 1. It is now 725am eastern time.

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