On the official Playstation Blog today, Patrick Seybold the Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media at Sony has announced the company expects to have the Sony Playstation network working properly again by tomorrow.

The problems began yesterday when owners of older "fat versions" of the PS3 game console began having problems playing games and connecting to the on-line PlayStation Network.

The following is an update from Sony just after noon on Monday March 1st.

As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

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.

We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, 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.

As mentioned above, please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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