Playstation Battery Fix?

March 1, 2010 in NEWS

If you have read all the news and articles that I have today, it seems that problems with the “Global Playstation Network Outage” is that there is a glitch caused by when GMT time switch to March 1, 2010 from February 28, 2010. There is “allegedly” math done by your local “fat boy” PS3 to convert GMT to your time, and somewhere along the line the GMT or the PS3 (not sure which since Sony is being sooooooo quiet and hush hush) is trying to flip to February 29, 2010 and the math goes berzerk (logic is either on or off… grey areas)Playstation 3 and Kaboom! There is a lot of speculation that after midnight GMT tonight this problem will resolve itself. There are also those saying that you can open you PS3 and pull out the internal battery (CMOS battery for you computer types) and reset the clock manually. (CAUTION: They also say this will void your warranty and you could damage your PS3 if you do not know what you are doing) I was able to play up until 10:30pm EST last night until I voluntarily logged off and shut down machine myself…………Sooooooo I think I am going to go into my Man Cave and give it a try (they tell you not to do this, but I have backups of files and I’M NOT SCARED! LOL) If it does blow up though, I will perform the surgery on the battery and video it to upload to CODBUNKER for the curious. You never know this could last for quite some time…..Sony did come out and LIE to us stating it was the network at first (maybe they just didn’t know and were guessing……right!) So am I/we supposed to believe this will just fix itself. Since they have been so quiet, I don’t have a lot of faith in them LOL. Rumor is they even shut down their blog “for maintenance” today (I think it was they were tired of getting flamed!) But anyway, wish me luck. If I get on I guess I’ll be playing with the PS3 Slimmers out there with my magic fat boy, or I’ll be creating a tutorial…………stay tuned……………



7 responses to Playstation Battery Fix?

  1. I am online and playing Modern Warfare 2 at 5:29pm EST, my PS3 clock shows 3/1 5:39PM. Another thing to note though….I bought my Fat Boy later than most. I purchased it after COD5 was out, not sure exactly when, but maybe it has a newer time management feature such as the PS3 slims that are not affected….I will post if I get kicked, otherwise….Time for some HQ


  2. Some of my friends with “Phat boy” PS3′s are coming online now at 6:51pm EST

  3. i gots mine two weeks after it came out.
    i was playing cod today. but my clock is all sqwered up it is ahead 2hours

  4. Dan said on March 1, 2010

    Make sure you fix your clocks. God knows what else could happen from a SIMPLE timing glitch!!! Thank god I had to work this weekend. I would be pissed if this fried my original 60GB

  5. Dan said on March 1, 2010

    A little something I picked up from PSN. Hope you don’t mind TC

    PlayStation Network Service Restored

    Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

    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.

    Tagged //ps3, psn

    Filed: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network

  6. Thanks Dan,

    I thought about posting that, but there is enough posts on this……I think, its done, over, goodbye to it. I personally would’ve (as I think all of us would’ve) appreciated it if Sony had enough decency to keep the consumers more informed, instead of keeping us mostly in the dark for so long IMHO. But putting that info in a comment is perfect, so tks again


  7. Dan said on March 1, 2010

    No, thank you for having such an awesome page to keep us informed!

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