Here’s what’s going on right now: something with the PS3′s internal clock has borked in some pre-slim models. This is not a PSN issue; it has to do with your PS3′s clock. This clock is NOT related to the OS clock. It seems to be a leap year bug. Setting your clock ahead will do nothing. All PS3s around the world were affected at the exact same time.

Does this affect me?

-If you have a Slim PS3, you’re good to go. Continue playing it as normal.
-If you have a “fat” PS3, you may be affected. Some fat PS3s have worked ok, but it seems a good majority have been bugged.

What does this bug mean?

-If affected, your date and time has been set to a random past date. This prevents you from signing into PSN, playing any PSN games, or using any DLC. Your trophies will also not display correctly or be able to sync.

How do I fix it?

-You can’t. Even if you don’t sign into PSN, it won’t help. This is a hardware issue.

So, what do I do?

-Wait 24 hours. Other products that have had similar bugs have corrected themselves after the “bugged” day. On Monday around 6pm central time, all PS3s will automatically correct themselves…maybe.

-If that doesn’t work, we’ll need a firmware update from Sony, which should be a pretty important priority for them right now.

Did I lose my data/themes/etc?

Your save data/games/dlc/themes are fine. They’ll be fixed when the PS3 is fixed. Trophies are uncertain right now, but they’ll be fine if you’ve synced them before the PS3 was bugged. Unsynced trophies are an unknown right now.


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6 Responses to “Playstation Network Down (8001050F Error)”

  1. ps Says:

    im in japan. 1pm here. my fat ps3 still won’t connect to psn network. FAIL for sony. big time.

  2. rich Says:

    So, I tryed to reset and restore to no effect , all for nothing?

  3. Trey Says:

    hope its fixed soon…. thats nuts. can u imagine how many people are bored out of their minds right now all because of this issue… I KNOW I AM.

    Thanks for the info!

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  5. sam Says:

    I found out after i reformatted my ps3 that this was a worldwide effect. Luckily had save some of my save data. DJ hero and another game didn’t copy over. and all my game i bought i have to redownload them again. I should have googled this error messaged before.

    Well since its the old ps3, just going to go play my older playstation games seems that they are not bothered by this.

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