When an update arrived February 28th, 2010 for the PS3, it caused all first-gen PS3s to be unable to connect to the Playstation Network.
Affected units have their system date set to Dec 31, 1999 (something impossible to do manually, according to PS3 News) or January 1st 2000 and the consoles are only able to play non-protected games.
This, combined with errors like the following: 8001050F - Hardware failure. Cannot update Firmware or connect to Internet
Sony says they'll have my PS3 working by March 2nd! All I have to do is connect to the Playsation Network to get the fixed update. Oh wait...the APOCALYPS3 HAS COME. CATCH 22.
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