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

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.

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.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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