Sony PS3 bug fixed

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For all you PS3 gamers out there you will no doubt be delighted now that Sony has apparently "fixed" the bug that was plaguing some of the older PlayStation consoles.

It has been ten years since the original Y2K problem. Most will remember that back then there was significant fear and panic that the technological world would go into meltdown as soon as the clock struck midnight on December 31st 1999.

The worry was that computers might not be able recognize the year 2000 and would revert back to 1900 instead and in doing so cause a global catastrophe. Although there were some minor glitches, the 1st January 2000 arrived with no major problems.

Well for those of you who haven't heard yet, a millennium style bug hit the PlayStation 3 last week as some of the 'phat' machines recognised the year 2010 as a leap year. This didn't affect the 'slim' type consoles.

The result was that thousands of users found they couldn't connect to the PlayStation Network or even play their games and flooded the PlayStation blog with their comments and complaints on March 1st.

Some unhappy players discovered that trophies they had earned for progressing through games had been wiped and others found they couldn't even play videos rented from the PlayStation Store.

A few did suspect that the date was the problem and tried to set the time and date via the Internet only to be faced with the message "The current date and time could not be obtained (800105F)".

At the time Sony advised people not to use their consoles at all until the error was fixed and said "we hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours". That didn't go down too well.

Now thankfully it has been sorted. Or to be more precise, the passing of time actually fixed it when the consoles automatically moved to the 1st March.

"We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PlayStation (PS3) units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year," said Patrick Seybold of the firm in a Sony PlayStation blog post.

"Having the internal clock date change from 29 February to 1 March (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally."

If you are still having problems with your PS3 then Sony say you should now be able to adjust the date manually or over the Internet.

Sony PS3 bug fixed 4.5 5 Irfan Zack Monday For all you PS3 gamers out there you will no doubt be delighted now that Sony has apparently "fixed" the bug that was plaguing so...

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