Monday, 1 March 2010

Sony PlayStation Network Connectivity Broken

This came by way of one of the e-mail lists that we are a part of here:

Not being an avid gamer anymore, there are a lot of folks that we do know that are.

To be apprised of any updates regarding the issue:

Some of the errors indicated in the first link:

  • 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.

And, then this note:

…we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.

That last little bit about not being able to “restore certain data” sounds quite ominous.

It might be good to unplug the unit for now until Sony indicates that they have a fix available.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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