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Sony Resolves PlayStation 3 Network Bug

ps3 logoA recent fault associated with the old style (2006 model) PlayStation 3 has been fixed by Sony. The clock bug which has prevented owners of PlayStation 3 from using the games online network was caused by machines that “recognised the year 2010 as a leap year”.

Although the problem did not affect the newer slim models, many PS3 owners chose to heed Sony’s advice to stop using their games console until the problem, which reminds one of the millenium bug, was resolved.

A statement released by Sony PlayStation 3 on 02 March 2010 confirms that normal network service has been restored for all PS3 users. However, “if the time displayed on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) is still incorrect, users can go to Settings to adjust time settings manually or via the Internet”.

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  9. Promotional Printing

    March 4, 2010 at 1:47 am

    It is unavoidable because bug is mostly a normal problem of technology. Besides, nothing would be perfect, in one way or another, there will be a problem that will arise, may not now but will soon have 🙂 Anyway, thanks for giving us this story. Now, my brother can I won’t get pi**ed anymore with our PS3.

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    March 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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  11. Turning Winds

    March 8, 2010 at 12:40 am

    PS3 has many complications if your not used to troubleshoot the console it is very hard for you to deal with it but you’ve provided the right tool for us to know regarding troubleshooting. This is one major thing that you’ve shared.

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  13. ps3 repair

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I have seen everyone talk about this a lot before. All electronics have a problem sometime or another. It’s just a good thing that this problem can be fixed.
    .-= ps3 repair´s last blog ..PS3 YLOD – Is There a Yellow Light of Death Fix? =-.

  14. Semo

    June 4, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Thank you for taking the time to write this blog. It was interesting to say the least.

  15. Admin

    June 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the comments guys.

  16. Forum RPG

    June 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Microsoft is at it again with their bugs…

    Oh wait…this ISN’T Microsoft…hmmm…at least Microsoft can get their online gaming right!!


  17. suwat82

    July 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I think that it’s a nomal problem for new innovation like playstation 3 network. In the future sony must upgrade playstation system better today.

  18. Football Games

    August 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Very interesting! How was all owners of the pre 2010 models informed of this problem? Has there been a campaign completed to inform people of the correction and how to reset their settings? Where was the announcement made?

  19. Battle Guild PC Video Games

    August 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Bug is one of the major problem new technologies used to have, but it now depend on the ability of the company to resolved the issue fast and provide the easy method for users to resolved.

  20. Matt

    August 25, 2010 at 1:34 am

    As technology advances, bugs should become avoidable and easy to fix. We should move forward and not backward.

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    August 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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  22. Richie

    September 25, 2010 at 2:50 am

    It is really a Good thing that I did not immediately upgraded to the latest. This is one of the reason why I hate new versions, they are usually full of bugs.

  23. Carl .D

    December 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Well, it’s the first time that I hear that the Playstation 3 had such a serious bug. Now, I am happy that Sony solved this issue and it does seem that they care about their customers, but the point that you raise here really is concerning. It’s reasonable that the more complicated technology is (and I assume that the Sony Playstation 3 is very complicated) there is a higher risk of technical problems and numerous bugs – that’s just the way it is.. However, there are so many gamers that wouldn’t mind about those issues since the Sony 3 is so fun to play with! I hope to get it soon enough 🙂

  24. Elliptical Machine

    December 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    That clock bug really messed my PS3 up.

  25. Houston Dentist

    December 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Finally the DNS problems I had with my PS3 connected to my network has been resolved.

    Linksys wireless router I have works perfectly for other devices (like laptop, Xbox 360, TiVo). My wireless network is configured to not broadcast the SID and WEP key. After manually entering the network settings on my PS3, I had the opportunity to obtain an ip address of my router, I could open the configureation in my router, but the Internet connection will be some kind of error DNS.

    The way it was resolved for me (and I know someone else mentioned in a post other here), was to enter the DNS server addresses manually in the PS3 network settings and DNS server usage of tetertiary My ISP, either primary or secondary DNS server. Voila … I am updating the software of PS3, as I write this ….

    .. Incidentally, this also fixed the same problem I had with my PSP ..

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    December 19, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I am happy that Sony solved this issue and it does seem that they care about their customers, but the point that you raise here really is concerning. It’s reasonable that the more complicated technology is (and I assume that the Sony Playstation 3 is very complicated) there is a higher risk of technical problems and numerous bugs

  27. Diana Kim

    April 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Bugs can sometimes be a problem, but the good thing is that Sony was able to resolve the bug problem on their Play Stations. I have not heard of another bug problem so I guess everything is going OK?

  28. Jeff Thompson

    April 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Even if technology doesn’t advance, bugs will still exist. Rather than bugs becoming unavoidable, I think programmers and developers should watch out for newer and more complex bugs than they’ve encountered before. As for the good news that Sony has fixed that annoying clock bug, all I can say is: Finally!

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  29. Marty Gagliardi

    July 23, 2011 at 5:46 am

    After you spend a couple of hundred bucks on a gaming system, you never anticipate to get problems with the equipment for a long time. However, in spite of the substantial price tag you need to understand that at some point you are likely to deal with Playstation 3 problems.

  30. Janis Gagliardi

    August 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Bugs are definitely unavoidable. Companies nowadays can’t even guarantee that there products will be bugs-free upon release. I guess as long as they come up with updates and patches, we should be okay.

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