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    Default Sony fixes PlayStation 3 gaming console clock bug

    All fixed, played on it this morning,


    Sony has admitted that a 'millennium-style bug' prevented thousands of PlayStation 3 (PS3) owners from accessing its online games network. The firm said that the fault had been caused by machines that had "recognised the year 2010 as a leap year".
    The problem did not affect the newer "slim" models of the PS3, Sony said.
    The electronics giant said that he problem had now been resolved and that users should now be able to use their games consoles normally.
    "We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year," said Patrick Seybold of the firm in a 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."
    The firm had previously advised gamers to stop using their games console until the problems were resolved.
    The problem meant that PS3 owners were unable to connect to the PlayStation Network, used by millions around the world to play online games and download movies.
    It said that if gamers still experienced problems, they should adjust the date settings manually or via the internet.
    Some have liked the problem to the millennium bug.
    The problem, also known as the Y2K bug, was predicted to cause a global computer meltdown when their internal clocks changed at the end of the millennium. In the end, few problems were experienced.

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    Whoop-dee-do!

    However, if a fix constitutes waiting for the date to change, then bravo Sony.

    V.Happy it's 'fixed' though.

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    Its working thats all i care about,

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    pmsl... How can they make a claim that they fixed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post
    pmsl... How can they make a claim that they fixed it...
    true, made me laugh when I heard that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    true, made me laugh when I heard that too
    Bet there's no software update when I get home LOL. My fatty worked fine and it seams that if you were logged onto PSN at midnight then you were fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Bet there's no software update when I get home LOL. My fatty worked fine and it seams that if you were logged onto PSN at midnight then you were fine.
    There isnt
    Just magically started working , although today isnt the 1st of March

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    How hard can it be to get a console to divide a number by 4? Does it go? yes = leap year, no = not a leap year. simples!

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    Just another typical ****-up by Sony.......At least its back up and running

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    How hard can it be to get a console to divide a number by 4? Does it go? yes = leap year, no = not a leap year. simples!
    Quote Originally Posted by Stamford View Post
    Just another typical ****-up by Sony.......At least its back up and running
    Apparently its an off the shelf part not manufactured by Sony, still Sony should of done there research though.

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