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    PS3 Leap Year bug

    I've been reading on the internet about a leap year bug in the full size PS3 that appears to prevent then going on line.

    http://slashdot.org/story/10/03/01/0...ation-3-Models
    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6252582.html

    Has anyone here been affected by this?

    I've not turned mine on today so I can't check.

    It's a bit worrying that this type of bug still creeps in despire that whole Y2K fuss....

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Well it's not as bad as Windows XP telling me it was the 0th of March once :|

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Yeah I turned mine on today and it was 1999 again!

    I'm not playing anything until a firmware update is released. I have lots of trophies that haven't synchronised because I'm at uni with no internet for my PS3!


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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Defiantly seems to be a problem

    PSN is broken, follow it on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/SonyPlayStation

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Think I'll be leaving that off for a few days then :gulp:

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    The PS3 is knackered today? Even though it's not even a leap year? :S

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    At least the RRoD doesn't discriminate against different versions. On the other hand, when have Sony not had software issues bricking consoles and now the network for some users ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    The PS3 is knackered today? Even though it's not even a leap year? :S
    Apparently it thought it was.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    not good...

    im gonna try to play some stuff when i get back.
    if nothing works, it REALLY wants to be fixed by the time FFxiii arrives!!

    unless april 1st has come early??

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    am i safe to turn my ps3 on then?? or would that be a bad idea....
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    am i safe to turn my ps3 on then?? or would that be a bad idea....
    If you got an old fatty PS3, don't turn it on.

    My friend turned his on today and it's all gone wrong.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    well yes i have...but what will happen if i turn it on?? i need it for this weekend lol
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    well yes i have...but what will happen if i turn it on?? i need it for this weekend lol
    From what I understand, you can switch it on but try and play any games, online or offline, and you get an error message and error code. I'm not too sure if you even lose your trophies too.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    well yes i have...but what will happen if i turn it on?? i need it for this weekend lol
    Sony have officially said don't turn it on until there's a fix. You can't play any games that have trophy support - games without are fine but in addition to trophy supported games your DLC will be borked if you have any.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: PS3 Leap Year bug

    Cheers for the heads up Mark, luckily not had a chance to get on ps3 since early last week so will wait for update before doing so. No way i would want to risk my fatty!!

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