PS3 - 8001050F - Registration of Trophy Information could not be completed (UPDATE!) 3/1

Dec 5, 2000
Millions of PS3's have gone down.

My 1st gen 20 GB model is currently dead but my PS3 slim is currently okay.

Anyone else get theirs taken out by whatever this is (some kind of glitch/bug/virus)...?


Error 8001050F: What We Know About the Death of the PSN
Lots of PlayStation 3s can't play games; we explain why.
by Greg Miller and Chris Roper

March 1, 2010 - It should have been a calm, simple Sunday night, but on Feb. 28, 2010, all hell broke loose. In the blink of an eye everyone went from happily gaming on their PlayStation 3s to being totally screwed by the biggest system blackout in the history of the videogame industry.

This is the curse of Error 8001050F.

Yes, an error in the internal settings of the PlayStation 3 is crippling certain consoles. The affected PS3s can't play games or connect to the PlayStation Network, and their system clocks have been automatically reset to 12/31/99. Worse yet, Trophies earned before syncing the system appear to be lost and in some cases "corrupted", which would make it seem like you'll never get them back again.

It's a sad day to be a PS3 owner.

Rather than weep in an IGN HQ that has zero PlayStation 3s running for the first time in years, we thought we'd walk you through what we know – there's a lot of misinformation out there.

What systems are affected?
Right now, only the older PS3 "Fats" are in trouble; but not all of them (though it is the majority). The newer PS3 Slims are operating without issue.

What the hell happened?
In short: bad stuff. Sony says that there's a bug in "the clock functionality incorporated in the system". What that means is that affected systems are resetting their internal clocks to 12/31/99, and this is causing a whole mess of problems including the inability to log into the PlayStation Network, start games and play certain video rentals. In addition, Trophy data for the games you're trying and failing to play turns into "corrupt data".


How do we fix it?
We don't know yet. Sony says that its engineers are working on it and that they hope to have it resolved by Tuesday morning. There are a handful of fixes that users have come up with floating around Internet forums, but we'd suggest waiting it out for an official fix.

I have a fat PS3. What should I do now?
Don't turn it on. Sony's asking you to keep it turned off until they have a fix in place.

When will it be fixed?
We don't know yet. Sony tells us that its engineers are working on it and that they hope to have the issue fixed in the next 24 hours (Tuesday morning).

My Trophy List shows corrupted data. Will I ever get those Trophies back?
Officially, we don't know, but off the top of our heads, you're screwed if you had stuff on there that you hadn't synced with the PlayStation Network yet. See, until you sync your Trophies with the PSN, they live on your system. If that data gets corrupted, you can't sync it with the Network; you'll lose those Trophies. Sony's even preparing you for this sad truth with its official line of "In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data." Thankfully, if you synced before the corruption, you should be able to sync when all this is over and get your Trophies back on your system. Or we hope so anyway...

What about my saves? Are they corrupted, too?
Unlikely. We have a corrupted system, and our saves appear to be fine, but we won't know for sure until this is all over.

Apr 7, 2008
YES!!!!!! I knew there was something wrong yesterday right after I downloaded that update for MAG!

After my PS3 restarted it wouldnt sign on to the PSN so I restarted my router, tried again, no luck... Restarted my PS3, tried again, no luck... Then I figured it was the PSN.

Next, I booted up Wipeout HD and it said I was running a trial verision and I'm sittin here like "damn.. I hope my PS3 isnt trashed!!" that would suck big time! I need to go ahead and back up my data onto another drive alredy before something stupid happens... I hope they get this worked out soon....
Jul 8, 2008
I got hit with this last night too... Does anybody know why this happened or find a solution to it yet???
Jul 5, 2008
My Marvel vs Capcom 2 has been set back to trail version, I lost the full game #!!
Jul 5, 2008
Originally Posted by OctobersFinest

I haven't turned on my PS3 in like 5 days, should I not turn it on and wait for this to blow over??
I would suggest waiting...
Apr 1, 2007
Seen some stuff about internal clocks and blahblah. Basically the system thinks it's the 28 or 29th.
Jul 22, 2004
This was crazy last night.  I couldn't even get on to play Heavy Rain and my entire PS3 was not working.  Is this something that will be fixed or do I have to buy a new one?

Oh man I'll be pissed if I have to buy a new one.
Jan 9, 2009
Yeah, man. It kinda sucks how even though the game takes no type of online it still doesn't let you play it.
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