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PS3 Bug Resolved

2 Mar, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey

A glitch in older models of the PlayStation 3, which kept some console owners off the online PlayStation Network and prompted concerns over data loss, has been resolved, Sony Corp. said March 2.

The internal clock of some older PS3 models recognized 2010 as a leap year, causing the date of some PS3 systems to reset to Jan. 1, 2000.

“Having the internal clock date change from Feb. 29 to March 1, we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally,” the company posted on its official PlayStation blog. “If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

The problem was first noticed by console owners Feb. 28, and Sony advised gamers to not use the systems until the problem had been fixed.

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