imagePatrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, had a few words to say about the phat PS3 plague. First, don’t turn on your pre-slim PS3. Slim PS3s are unaffected by the date rollback and 8001050F bug.


On the PlayStation Blog, Seybold outlined errors users may experience due to what Sony believes to be a clock glitch. Please note these issues aren’t limited to online enabled PS3s. Pre-slim PS3s not connected to PlayStation Network are experiencing problems too.


  • 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.


Sony hopes to have a fix ready within the next 24 hours. Details about what the fix may entail have not been announced.

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