Critical PS3 internal clock error and its aftermath

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  1. dogmaan

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    i would try it but my phat broke and now I have a slim

    just cout it or something, I have no idea what it is a pointer to, a string, a struct, a void*, god knows.
     
  2. Scott_Arm

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    From what I read, if you turn it on today you're still screwed. I'll be leaving mine off.
     
  3. inefficient

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    I do have a PS3 with Linux on it. But I am a little bit scared to turn it on.

    Plus I think the information you get about the RTC under Linux is not the true RTC but whatever abstraction of the RTC the hypervisor is giving you.

    Edit: Gah, actually I am really tempted to do it. But It is kind of late for me here and I just know I will be up all night playing with it and won't get any sleep! Maybe someone else will give it a shot.
     
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    Well they've got until tomorrow evening to sort themselves out. That's Tuesday night Fun and I'll sue if I'm deprived!
     
  5. Scott_Arm

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    If anyone is going to sue it'll be the developers who have their debug consoles stuck in an endless reboot right now.
     
  6. betan

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    yeah, linux hwclock is fake. you don't have access to real hwclock under linux.
     
  7. dogmaan

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    but even if it is abstracted the error should give some info
     
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    I don't even want to imagine what's going on at Sony's headquarters right now. Heads will be rolling soon...
     
  10. dogmaan

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    From Twitter:

    Please don't trust info regarding this issue unless from an official Sony source. On Twitter this means @PlayStationEU and @SonyPlayStation.

    http://twitter.com/PlayStationEU/status/9828231411

    Err sony's "official" statements have all blamed PSN so far, I know I can trust myself, and most people here.
     
  11. patsu

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    Whatever it is... it does not affect my non-BC "80Gb" Fat PS3 at home. Can play PJ Shooter now. May "only" affect the 20 and 60Gb Fat PS3s. Not sure about 40Gb since it's the same age as 80Gb.

    [size=-2]...and Palo Alto power restored ![/size]
     
  12. betan

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    I don't think it matters. Linux will receive whatever hypervisor sends with it's internal clock plus the offset for linux hwclock.

    The problem is currently internal hw clock is "stuck" in a decade ago, and it doesn't advance at all.
    clock may be continuously sending a secret exception, but linux will not get it.

    There doesn't seem to be an easy way to change it yet alone make it work again.
    That's probably because authentication system seems to depend on it. So it's like a chicken and egg problem.
     
  13. patsu

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    Going to office soon. How do I drain the clock battery ?
     
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    Keep changing the date? :p sorry no clue :D
     
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    That's what you get for calling it Fat/Phat. :razz: My PS3 Heavy (like the solider units in various games) is working just fine. :lol: At least it was working just fine yesterday, all day, while playing WKC. It's an original full hardware BC unit, but this is a factory serviced refurb I was sent back.
     
  16. dogmaan

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    follow the ylod repair guides, until you can see the battery on the system board, i think it is connected via a wire rather than directly to the board
     
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    Smart Alec ! :twisted:

    Aiight, I'll turn my PS3 Heavy at work on. If it works, I'm buying lottery.

    [Pass out from hyperventilation]
     
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    More information on this please.

    Has anyone tested this?

    (And how is it performed? I don't even know how to get at the battery... :p)

    *Edit:
    Ah, I see someone posted directions. So you have to disassemble the PS3. Well screw that then, I'll wait for a software fix.
     
  20. dogmaan

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    apparently, several people have reported this works
     
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