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Major PS3 Issue!!

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by Greg Alsobrook, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mar 1, 2010 #1 of 17
    Greg Alsobrook

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    Wow. Looks like Sony has quite a mess on their hands. I tried getting on my PS3 tonight to play Call of Duty, and received an error stating that it couldn't sign into the PlayStation Network. Usually this is fixed with a simple reboot, but no such luck this time. I then noticed that the system date had rolled back to 12/31/1999. Yikes! :eek:

    The buzz around the internet is huge right now with this issue. The error was first thought to be with PlayStation Network... but it turns out that some PlayStation's that aren't even networked are having the same issue. Some games can't even be played locally. Looks like a huge firmware bug... Almost like a Y2K sort of thing. The new Slim PS3's don't seem to be affected.

    Man, I hope this gets straightened out soon!

    Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/28/playstation-network-down-so-are-lots-of-ps3s/?s=t5
     
  2. Mar 1, 2010 #2 of 17
    brian188

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    My PS3 seems OK, but oddly the time is off by 9 or 10 mins fast. Was right time yesterday. No problems with signing into the network though.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2010 #3 of 17
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I set the date and time manually yesterday, and when I checked it just now, it was still stuck on 2/28... I set it again and forced it to the 1st, but it will still not sign in. :(
     
  4. Mar 1, 2010 #4 of 17
    Greg Alsobrook

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    What model do you have? My PS3 is pretty old... One of the original ones IIRC.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2010 #5 of 17
    raott

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    Same issue here. First noticed it in the evening while watching Netflix through the PS3. The show stopped working and from that point on it would not connect to Netflix. I figured it was an issue on my end until I finally saw there was a worldwide issue last night.
     
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    Only affects the older 'fat' models of the PS3...if you have a Slim version, I believe you're fine. I have a slim, but haven't played it since Friday...
     
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    smitmw1

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    If you are out of warranty or have already had your PS3 open (Bluray drive repalcement).....Popping the battery in and out will fix this error. Pretty straight forward on some models. On my early 40 gig I had to separate the metal cover on the motherboard. Battery was underneath on the bottom side.

    T10 security torx from the HR20 hard drive swap came in handy again.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2010 #9 of 17
    Greg Alsobrook

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    Interesting. Where'd you find this trick?
     
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    Wouldn't opening the case of your PS3 void your warranty? If I was one with a 'phat' PS3, I'd just wait till Sony fixed before possibly truly screwing up your system...

    EDIT: Just re-read your post, and you mentioned the warranty part..

    Basically...All I'm saying is that....don't open your console up like that...I'm sure Sony will figure it out, or it'll sort itself out tomorrow...
     
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    First mention of it was last night. Someone (playstation.com) had posted what looked to be a partial disassembly of how the OS clock generates time from the system clock. Bug certainly seems to be related to Feb 29. Pulling the battery kills the system clock. When you start it back up it asks for the date and time. Works like a champ.

    I had to do it I NEEDED some Modern Warfare 2
     
  12. smitmw1

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    Well mine is 2 1/2 years old. The bluray drive died at about the 1 1/2 year point. It was either give sony $150 to fix it or buy and swap the complete assembly for $75. Needless to say my tamper seal is long since gone.
     
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    I have the 80GB drive...2009 purchase...had no issues..then again im at work and havent been gaming it today at all
    i was gaming alot yesterday with Dante's Inferno & the DL content on assassin's creed 2...noticed nothing i had even shut it down to play some 360 for a bit then went back to PS3 to watch some blu-rays...
     
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  15. machavez00

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    I just want Sony to fix the NAT problems.
     
  16. ncxcstud

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    Apparently the PS3 problems are 'fixed' at the moment... game on y'all.
     
  17. Galley

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    It was a bug in the ARM processor that had the system thinking 2010 was a leap year. The same bug has affected Zune players in the past.
     

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