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Ancient_One 2nd March 2010 12:07 PM

Don't Use Your Old PS3/USB Update Firmware
As you maybe aware by now the PS3 older version consoles have been affected by a system clock issue which has had the effect of causing network and data errors.

It is advised not to use these consoles until a fix is created otherwise you run the risk of damaging any data residing on your consoles.

I would assume a Firmware update will be the fix so a timely reminder that the following procedure can be applied to install your Firmware update by USB connected device after downloading via your PC.

Please follow this guide.

PS3 Slim is not effected as of yet. (fingers crossed)

For the record I have both a slim and the original 60GB Aussie release which is affected.

System software updates can be found here.

I will post here once they come up with a fix in either case. They estimate a 24hr turn around at present.

Pure Mongrel 2nd March 2010 01:36 PM


Seems FunkJ had it right ... the Y2K bug, 10 years later :confused:


Hi All
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. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally. If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation blog or
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ancient_One 2nd March 2010 01:56 PM


To my way of thinking they didn't actually fix anything. It was just the change of date to 01 March 2010 which has resolved the issue.

They admit it themselves that if you adjust the time settings manually or via the internet the problem will be fixed.

Until when?

Hopefully they will put in place a permanent fix in a future Firmware.

Cadder 2nd March 2010 03:00 PM

WTF? Why would any software/firmware recognise 2010 as a leap year, anyway?

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