UPDATE- All systems are nearly go, as reports to Blast Magazine note PS3s are now working. Phew.

Sony finally addressed the world just minutes ago naming error code 8001050F a clock bug issue and promising a fix within the next 24 hours.

Sony says errors include:

  • 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.

Additionally, Sony told us that PS3 Slim owners have no cause for concern but urged everyone else to not turn on their PS3 as doing so may result in errors in some functionality including recording obtained trophies and not being able to restore certain data.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 releases at midnight tonight and is heavily centered on online mutliplayer, in which you obviously must be connect to the PSN to play. Ouch.

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7 Responses

  1. Smokinup420

    I was playing gta4 and this guy got mad at me and said he was hacking my ps3. I have all the messages and his psn name. I blew him off and turned it off. Then Today three days later I am unable to log in. It’s giving me the 8001050F error. So this isn’t playstation it has to be hackers Wtf playstation fix this crap.

    • mario

      you’re an idiot, you do not know anything if you believe some kid you met on psn.

    • Bob

      First, it’s going to take more that some idiot hackers in order to hack Sony, and if you believe they can you should see what they have as far as security on their company and products.
      Second, it’s already been stated that this problem was caused by something to do with the time and date of the clock settings. A lot of people believe that it has to do with leap years, being that this happened on what would be February 29th.
      Hope this clears things up, you obviously have no idea what you’re talking about.

  2. ps3 error

    If Sony doesn’t offer free repairs for ps3 error codes so if you experience ps3 error codes, you would need money to get your ps3 repaired. But if you learn to fix your own ps3, then you save your money and you save your ps3 yourself.


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