Sony Playstation 3: Network still down for large models, major problems remain

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In case you were away from your Playstation 3 console yesterday, it looks as if the Playstation Network (PSN) had a total blackout, causing users with the ‘fat’ model severe problems.

The bad news, is that the problem still remains, although Sony has now addressed the issue and are hard at work on a fix.

Also See: Cloud computing ‎discussed before PSN back online

It has been confirmed that Slim models are unaffected, but the fat models are suffering from a bug which brings up the error message 8001050F, as soon as you try to connect to the Playstation Network.

This then causes some sort of problems within the system’s DRM and authentication systems, and even resets your PS3 calendar back to 1st January 2000.

Perhaps the most worrying part, is that ‘fat’ models are still affected even when playing offline, so our advice to you, is that for those of you who have not switched on your ‘fat’ PS3 over the weekend – Do not, until Sony has fixed this issue.

More specific issues found within the bug can be read over at Eurogamer. We will keep you updated on this throughout the day.

Let us know if you have been affected or not.

  • wullie

    same here error 8001050f nightmare hope sony fixes it soon lost without ps3

  • Kenneth Culver

    The Playstation network is a symptom of the bug- not the cause, I can confirm this as I have the bug on my PS3 which hasn't been connected to the internet for over a month.
    It has to do with timestamps, the internal clock isn't working correctly due to a bug, most likely some part of the programming thinks it's a leap year (and the date is currently Feb 29th) but the rest of the programming realizes it isn't, causing an invalid timestamp and I believe the DRM protection relies on that timestamp to work, thus the root of the problem.

    If you you leave your system on, the clock moves as normal, but if you turn it off and back on, it will reset the time/date to whatever you last manually set it to.

    Any game that uses trophies, DLC(and you have the DLC installed), or is downloaded from the PSN is affected, even offline.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tr00p3r Alan Ng

      Yeah, I think you're spot on. Looks like a leap year bug. Pressing for more info atm.

      • kevin w

        my ps3 went from cutting off in the middle of the game to coming on and shutting back off in less than 10 seconds! I dont get a chance for my home screen to even come up?????

  • an-arki

    yeah mine is f****d its lost my trophys of army of 2 and assassins creed 2 will i get them back coz the games dont work now ether and if i have 2 delete the save files thats it i'm getting rid of them

  • curtis

    i hav and all i want to do is play on my games. y dose it effect us offline 2???

  • mr burns

    this has happened to me. it also doesn't let me play any games. it keeps coming up with a message about not being able to upload trophys

  • Tex1112

    hope they get it fixed soon im lost without my ps3 i wanna play heavy rain or modern warfare 2 and cant play either :(
    i get a day off work and this happensjust my luck :(
    keep me updated thanx

  • Tex1112

    hope they get it fixed soon im lost without my ps3 i wanna play heavy rain or modern warfare 2 and cant play either :(
    keep me updated
    thanx

  • ste

    anyone have any clue how long this is going to take to fix ?

    • ricko

      probably another day to up to a week

  • sue

    help not got a clue what to do now my boy of school i suppose he might get his homework done now thank sony but please not to long the poor kid will want another day of tomorrow to make sure he hasnt lost any data lol

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tr00p3r tr00p3r

      Shame on you Sue… homework first, games second! :D

      We'll keep you updated for sure, I reckon Sony will have it up and running soon.

  • Peter

    oh bugger i had just bought heavyrain 15 minutes ago and i cant get on to play it :( if i had of known there was going to be a big error i would of saved my money for now and got somet else :(

    • ross

      its not HR thats caused the issue, its a clock issue with fat consoles

  • anthony

    you know what fuck this shit PERIOD !!they need to send us all new consoles or were we bought them from this is fucking BS

  • ste

    ps3 network are having a joke !!!

  • ste

    this is a joke !!!

  • ste

    i think the sony team needs to stop playing on the xbox in the office and fix this problem thousands of people are having !

  • Ohio01

    What the F***!!! whats taking so long!!!!

  • badshy

    Calm down Joobcakes. It's a pain in the arse yes. Yet it will be okay soon. They'll fix it, just go outside for the first time in your life embrase that paranormal activity that slaps you in the face called the wind. Some of you may have forgotten what life is like.

    It's time to break free, and have a kitkat. It will be solved soon children of the internet.

    • guest

      forgotten what life is? PS3 is my life. take your kitkat and shove it up your azz GET ME ONLINE SONY

    • brady

      hahaha thats the funniest thing ive heard so true

  • badshy

    Calm down Joobcakes. It's a pain in the arse yes. Yet it will be okay soon. They'll fix it, just go outside for the first time in your life embrase that paranormal activity that slaps you in the face called the wind. Some of you may have forgotten what life is like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gwayem Graham Kettles

    Calm down Joobcakes. It's a pain in the arse yes. Yet it will be okay soon. They'll fix it, just go outside for the first time in your life embrase that paranormal activity that slaps you in the face called the wind. Some of you may have forgotten what life is like.

  • ShandyDee

    Give me My Playstation back! ive been robbed by a BUG…..

  • Dale

    yes we have been hit by the bug on two ps3………..so now what do we do just wait ?

  • waltz

    Unbelievable!!!…….come on Sony!!!!

  • doughmachine

    NOOOOOOO I WANNA PLAY HEAVY RAIN BUT THE BUGG NOOOOOO

  • PS3

    this is CRAP! i think there doing this just so we buy the new model ! P.s anyone know how long this is gonna take!?!

  • Ross

    …….Took the day of to play heavy rain! instead had to settle for FIFA09 which seems to be the only game out the the 22 that I have that actaully works with the bug!

    Anyone else found games that still work?

  • Ross

    …….Took the day of to play heavy rain! instead had to settle for FIFA09 which seems to be the only game out the the 22 that I have that actaully works with the bug!

    Anyone else found games that still work?

  • MikeTyson786

    you can still play some games like GTA 4 or GT5 offline but fifa 10 no luck :(

  • matt

    i neeed to play white knight chronicles!! please dont take long

  • Darren

    this is happing to many time's now with sony its a fxxxing nightmear and i ve lost all my save data and that mean's iam not a happy man,and its all thanks to sony not doing there job and the price they ask for these consoles they should be right no matter what so please sort it and make it not happen again,or u will be lossing people and they will go to the 360 instead.

  • Joe

    So this is the way sony is trying to sell more PS3 slim, F**k!!

  • martin

    and this is all down to DRM when will sony learn that drm causes nothing but problems take this for example: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=2092

  • your moms ass !

    why the fuck are sony so retarded , no impressed ….

    why set everything up so it works on the time date like that

    most retarded thing i have ever seen

  • sony = fags

    im well sick of this crap , sony use your fuckin brains !

    why time code it ? just want to play games , dont even wanna fuckin go online you fuckin dildo grrr might aswell fucking sell my ps3 , sony you are a bunch of fucking wankers

  • Jason

    I think This is BS. The only people that are unaffected are the ones that paid the least amount of money for their consoles. I know i paid $499 for mine and I'm one of the ones without network access. Sony should do something beneficial for the original buyers now instead of what looks like us being penalized for having the older system…..I think that the newer consoles have a leg up on the old ones in more way than one also.

    Connection Wise, Curious to know what the internal makeup differences are as far as processor or anything like that……the new ones seem faster with online play.

  • Calle

    when it is fixed?
    and how do I find out that it is fixed?

  • danthxluc

    well the Playstation Network is for free right ? well you pay for what you get !!!!!!!!!

  • Repair The Bug PLS

    Cant see why this is only happening to the original model, it seems a little wierd that they cant even fix this faster, there is alot of smart people in Sony how can it take so long.

  • TRSDevil

    Disable your internet connection and you guys can play all the games you want offline, some scumbags hacked the psn servers cause they couldn’t break down MW2 cheaats

  • daddys ps3

    this is dumb im sick of paying my hard earned money for this bs im going to sue sony and take their company for all its worth.i cant go on like this

  • TRSDevil

    Infinity’s doing a great job patching up cheats on MW2, I just wish the maps packs get here sooner …bring the Crash from the original MW back, greatest map ever for a CoD game

  • kayapuma

    What a bunch of immature fan boys. Get a life and go out once in awhile. Sony will fix the problem in a fews days retards. FU

  • dale29

    Jeeze everyones complaining as if its been weeks like this. At least give them time to fix it… and as for trophies it'll be very unlikely that anyone will lose them, there stored on servers.

  • jamie

    they are working now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the outlaw

    somebody get me a gun im gunna shoot some f***er at sony……get it sorted you retards…..AARRGGGGG