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Cornbread78
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(03-01-2010, 07:12 PM)
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I guess it's time for everyone to go out and buy a slim.... Good luck finding one right now... the shelves are empty everywhere. It never hurts to have an extra lying around
Mejilan
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(03-01-2010, 07:12 PM)
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I was amused to read earlier today that PS3 dev kits are seem to be affected as well, with some (all?) of them getting stuck in endless reboot loops.

That said, I'm somewhat encouraged that things should be fixed by the time I finish up with Muramasa. It was almost fate that Muramasa caused me to temporarily set aside God of War II. I'd probably be pissed, otherwise.

That said, I'm already half done with Muramasa's post endgame content, so I probably don't have more than 1 or 2 nights' worth to go. I really hope a permanent fix is available by then.
FabCam
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(03-01-2010, 07:12 PM)
I kind of feel that Sony would know if it's going to correct itself or not. They make the damn consoles so I'm sure they can fiddle the settings to see if everything will be fine come midnight. So the "We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours." suggests that everything will be fixed by midnight. Companies never put a time on fixes (from Theme Parks to Software companies) so setting a time for a fix also suggests midnight will solve all.

/fingerscrossed :D
gofreak
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(03-01-2010, 07:12 PM)
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I like how jokes are getting recycled now every dozen pages or so. I hope this never gets old!
Vanille
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(03-01-2010, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phatcorns

I promote this comment. And I just got the ff13 import and I can't play it. Well I had already logged 5 hours in it, but dammit I don't have work today.

We've had confirmation that FFXIII works. :o
shagg_187
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(03-01-2010, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by FabCam

I kind of feel that Sony would know if it's going to correct itself or not. They make the damn consoles so I'm sure they can fiddle the settings to see if everything will be fine come midnight. So the "We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours." suggests that everything will be fixed by midnight. Companies never put a time on fixes (from Theme Parks to Software companies) so setting a time for a fix also suggests midnight will solve all.

/fingerscrossed :D

Good luck dude! :lol :lol :lol

Originally Posted by gofreak

I like how jokes are getting recycled now every dozen pages or so. I hope this never gets old!

Yeah, and I like how jokes are getting recycled now every dozen pages or so. I hope this never gets old!
Jme
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(03-01-2010, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Scythian Empire

Just picked up Heavy Rain and was going to bosh through it tonight since I don't have college tomorrow. What a fucking piss take. Ruined my whole evening.

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.
Bizzyb
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(03-01-2010, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by MiamiWesker

Can you imagine being a customer service rep for Sony right now? Can you imagine the tons of people that don't check online sites taking their "broken" PS3's to Best Buys/Wal-Marts/Gamestops all over the country right now?

Yikes.

It must be a nightmare. This is terrible for Sony and Hopefully they fix this WITH everyone's save files intact.
Vgamer
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(03-01-2010, 07:13 PM)

Originally Posted by handofg0d

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.

No it wont even load up. That is why everyone is so mad about this.
BruceWayneIII
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(03-01-2010, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bert

Missus is out for the night, was planning to get some serious Heavy Rain in tonight.

What's the worst that can happen is I turn on my launch 60GB? 'cos there's a chance it'll work right? right?

Don't try to play games or sync trophies - we don't know if data get's corrupted.
Morac
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
If the PS3 recovers (which I expect it will), what happens to all the systems with trophy data that's timestamped with an invalid 2/29/2010 date?

My guess is that that will not only prevent trophy syncing even after everything is "fixed", but also prevent anyone from getting any addition trophies or re-getting the "bad" ones. This would explain why trophies disappeared for anyone who played games after the glitch hit. The only way to fix this would be if Sony puts out an update to go through and clean up the corrupted trophy data (that or users would have to delete their user account on the PS3 and create a new one).

That will be really annoying since I playing yesterday when the problem hit and noticed that at some point I stopped getting trophy pop-ups so it's likely I have corrupted trophy data on my PS3 (despite everything else working fine) at the time.
Dreams-Visions
I'm mad as hell but this sandwich is delicious
(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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BREAKING NEWS: SonyDefenseForce.com has confirmed that Xbox fans have hacked PSN.

the terrorist may have been working alone, but it is suspected he was with a sleeper cell that was called to action due to the near release of God of War 3.

:lol
ambalek
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mejilan

That said, I'm already half done with Muramasa's post endgame content, so I probably don't have more than 1 or 2 nights' worth to go. I really hope a permanent fix is available by then.

If there's a "My PS3's in 1999: What do I do now?" thread, Muramasa would be one of my top recommendations.
lowrider007
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Just read this on my home forum,

Originally Posted by roysters

"erm, my mate who is a manager in blockbuster just msn'd me and he said they have been sent a urgent message to stop selling ps3's..... wtf"

TheFreshPrince
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)

Originally Posted by handofg0d

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.


Wait....so I can still play Heavy Rain without any issues? I just can't get trophies?

I thought it was a bit more serious than that....
Neuromancer
The Mayuh of f'n Bawston
(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by handofg0d

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.

I can't play it at all
savor100
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)

Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions



who's gonna do the eulogy?

:lol :lol

Originally Posted by OutlawSamurai

I hope we get a free game via PSN:D

Please be Super Stardust HD or Wipeout HD
Phaethon0017
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

BREAKING NEWS: SonyDefenseForce.com has confirmed that Xbox fans have hacked PSN.

the terrorist may have been working alone, but it is suspected he was with a sleeper cell that was called to action due to the near release of God of War 3.

:lol

[IMG]http://i46.************/23jlt7p.jpg[/IMG]
cRIPticon
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Does Sony legally owe me compensation if all my PSN games stop working as a result of this?

Not at all. Read the EULAs.
Gomu Gomu
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

I guess it's time for everyone to go out and buy a slim.... Good luck finding one right now... the shelves are empty everywhere. It never hurts to have an extra lying around

You're getting into Sony's trap :o
BobTheFork
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Holy Shit! IT worked

wow, I wasn't expecting it work honestly but I'm back one the PSN. Of course I still have 2 screw sitting here. I swear that always happens. Dust free and running smooth

So if you are bored and impatient then go for it.
BTW I found my CMOS battery at the right front of the console not the right back like the pictures. It was on the under side on the console, I had to take more screw out of the main plate and lift the whole insides up and there it was under the power switches
Thanks for the help everyone, time for WKC
offshore
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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It's hit BBC News, and is the most read story....but man, the journalism is so poor. At the start they say,

Sony has told owners of older models of its PlayStation 3 console to stop using the machine because of a problem with the PlayStation Network.

and then they go and completely contradict themselves by reprinting the problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system statement, but then continue to say that PSN is to blame.

Unbelievable.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/te...0/10058914.stm
darkwing
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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guys, the CMOS battery fix worked 100%, this GMT fix will work as well, meaning your system will be back as it was once before this lulz
bluehat9
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)
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Despite me having class until 6 today, my friends keep texting me about how I'm getting owned for not upgrading to a slim, how cool HR is, and telling me that the sony confirmed that the cell in old ps3s has melted down.
Raist
(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)

Originally Posted by TTP

Have you ever noticed when you first turn on a brand new system that it asks you to insert the current date while displaying an old one (like 1/1/2000)? That old date is technically the one the system keeps tracking despite the actual date you typed in.

If you keep it as it is (1/1/2000) and try to connect, you log in just fine.

Hence, it doesn't matter what date the clock chip believe it is. As long as that date does exist, you are fine.

I believe that's a default date just displayed on screen, and not the actual time and day for the system clock, is it?

Edit: in case I wasn't clear, what I mean is that the OS clock won't be confused anymore by 12 GMT, however the internal clock will think that it's March 1st. This is not a problem for the OS clock as you can force it to display the correct date. However, the system clock and the server clock still won't match.
snap0212
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(03-01-2010, 07:14 PM)

Originally Posted by handofg0d

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.

How can I play it? :(
Speevy
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(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Please be Super Stardust HD or Wipeout HD



Or a game of my choice. I have those two.

Well I HAD those two.
Gary Whitta
(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by brandonh83

omg yessss!!!! :lol

"This never happened on my Atari 2600 with woodgrain finish - a true man's console!" :lol :lol :lol
Stop It
Perfectly able to grasp the inherent value of the fishing game.
(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

I like how jokes are getting recycled now every dozen pages or so. I hope this never gets old!

Well, to be honest with so many people posting so fast, it's easy to lose track.

Anyway, should I tempt fate and play Motorstorm (The original) for a while? Surely that wont cause any long term issues, I hope.

Originally Posted by Speevy

Or a game of my choice. I have those two.

Well I HAD those two.

Note to self: DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR WIPEOUT HD.
Oozinator
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(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by OutlawSamurai

I hope we get a free game via PSN:D

keep it secret, if we demand it publicly then Sony won't feel like giving out freebies
noisome07
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(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)

Originally Posted by lowrider007

Just read this on my home forum,

It just keeps getting better.
darkwing
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(03-01-2010, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by BobTheFork

Holy Shit! IT worked

wow, I wasn't expecting it work honestly but I'm back one the PSN. Of course I still have 2 screw sitting here. I sear that always happens. Dust free and running smooth

So if you are bored and impatient then go for it.
BTW I found my CMOS battery at the right front of the console not the right back like the pictures. It was on the under side on the console, I had to take more screw out of the main plate and lift the whole insides up and there it was under the power switches
Thanks for the help everyone, time for WKC

hurray!!! yours is the 3rd confirmed PS3 fixed :D
Valkyr Junkie
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Does Sony legally owe me compensation if all my PSN games stop working as a result of this?

Your PSN games are tied to your account until the end of time, so no.
NomarTyme
(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkwing

guys, the CMOS battery fix worked 100%, this GMT fix will work as well, meaning your system will be back as it was once before this lulz

Awesome. Now I am at peace with myself! tell Little Johnny to swing for the fences!
Neuromancer
The Mayuh of f'n Bawston
(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by offshore

It's hit BBC News, and is the most read story....but man, the journalism is so poor. At the start they say, ... and then they go and completely contradict themselves by reprinting the problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system statement, but then continue to say that PSN is to blame.

Unbelievable.

Oh mainstream media

Also

Originally Posted by BBC

It allows users to play their friends at games like Fifa over the internet and also do things like download software or visit online stores.

:lol
Wario64
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)

Originally Posted by handofg0d

You can still play it just wont get any trophies. I think "ruined" is kind of hyperbolic for a single player game.

Um, Heavy Rain won't run if your console is bugged.
XiaNaphryz
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Has this speculated info been posted yet? Aside from confirming the system clock issue and the battery solution.

"Well the gist is that the ARM SYSCON CPU that is used to power up the front panel of the ps3, that is responsible for doing things like sleep mode, eject, RTC etc. is an old batch that sony picked up from the shelf like other manufacturers that has that calendar year bug regarding feburary 29th on certain periods. Causing the ps3 and the real time system clock to desync, messing up timing like Digital Rights Management software and sometimes games that relies on clocks for whatever reason.

This is the same CPU that is powering up mobile devices like zune and blackberries, they have been affected with this bug, so they done some software patches. A syscon update can also fix this problem The Slims ps3s aren't affected with this problem because they use a newer up to date revision on the syscon cpu that fixes this bug, this cpu is always on even when your ps3 is powered off.

A quick way to fix this is to remove the RTC battery for at least 5-10 min and plug it back in, you will see the date and time reset, and voila...

BTW all this was quoted from some ps3 hardware gurus and tested by various of peeps on efnet, all thanks to them for the information"

itxaka
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

Or a game of my choice. I have those two.

Well I HAD those two.


You must be dying on the inside. How many games do you have that you can't play? 100?
TriniTrin
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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Damn, i just bought Heavy Rain yesterday and was ready for the show! Then this happend! haha:lol
Kagari
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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2ch is down too... wtf?
Garret
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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According to my PS3 it's 12/31/1999, 8:43 PM. Yay, New Year's Eve! It's time for my resolutions and for my being young again!
dolemite
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(03-01-2010, 07:16 PM)
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erm, my mate who is a manager in blockbuster just msn'd me and he said they have been sent a urgent message to stop selling ps3's..... wtf

I thought that there aren't any PS3s to sell anyway.
templeusox
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)

Originally Posted by lowrider007

Just read this on my home forum,

Yea, I really think that's BS. There is a low chance they have any phats in stock, so they're probably selling slims, which have no problems.
Psychotext
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)
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I love the title on this BBC (newsbeat) article:

Playstation 3 owners should 'stop gaming'

:lol
Cigol
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

Just read this on my home forum,

Selling a lot of phat PS3s are they?
Scythesurge
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)
For those wondering how it would affect stock...I just saw that SCA's stock is up .68 for the day :lol .
savor100
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)

Originally Posted by OutlawSamurai

I hope we get a free game via PSN:D

$20 credit for the PSN store will be a good apology from Sony imo. Everyone will be happy. :D
Speevy
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by itxaka

You must be dying on the inside. How many games do you have that you can't play? 100?


280
Vgamer
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(03-01-2010, 07:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Garret

According to my PS3 it's 12/31/1999, 8:43 PM. Yay, New Year's Eve! It's time for my resolutions and for my being young again!

Dang I cant believe I did not get invited to any y2k new years eve parties :( !! :lol

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