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March 1, 2010

Sony PS3 hit by network glitch

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by Darren Allan

There are some unhappy PS3 owners out there today, who’ve been affected by an error which has left them unable to connect to the PlayStation network.

The problem appears to be confined to older models of the console, with owners of the new slim PS3 remaining untroubled.

Sony believes the issue has been caused by a bug in the system clock, which makes sense as the date on some of the affected people’s consoles has been reset to January 1st, 2000.

Worryingly, trophy data “may disappear” as well, Sony commented, but presumably this will be fixed and restored in short order. Otherwise there’ll be some real trouble.

Sony has stated that it is working on that fix and expects a resolution within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, customers with a pre-slim PS3 are advised not to turn on their machine, and therefore avoid triggering the clock bug, and causing the aforementioned data errors.

So if you were looking forward to a long evening’s gaming, it might be best to save it for tomorrow night.

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  1. UNPLUGGIN THE BATTERY FIXES IT FOR SURE BEEN THWERE DONE THAT JUST NOW

    Comment by TWOFEATHERS — March 1, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

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