The PS3 8001050f error code is a common problem encountered by PlayStation gamers. If you are not able to play any games of your own or play any downloads from the PlayStation store even before its expiration date, then you might be facing this error. Alternately, if you experience missing trophies and notice the time and date reverted to January 1, 2000, you probably have an error code 8001050f.
What is the PS3 Error code 8001050f?
8001050f is a kind of error that is caused by the digital clock that is in the internal part of your PlayStation hardware. According to the manufacturer, this error was a result of Playstations around the world falsely assuming that February 2010 was a leap year. A certain bug that affects the internal clock and is called the trophy registration error by the manufacturer causes the error.
When this error came out, PlayStation 3 owners were advised to avoid using the game console until the problem was fixed. PS3 slim gamers were not affected by this error. As a result, the PS3 trophy data and other game data were lost and no longer recovered by the user.
How to fix the PS3 8001050f?
First of all, you need to save all your game data on your thumb stick and then delete it from your PS3. Then turn off your gaming console and allow it to rest for a few minutes. You need to then restart your PS3 and fix the errors by the methods below and then copy all the games back to your PS3.
Fix 1). Change date / time directly on your console
Select Settings on the Xross Media Bar (XMB) and click on Date & Time Settings. You need to change the date to any date after February 28, 2010. You can now use your PlayStation to play all the games that you want.
Fix 2). Change date / time through the Internet
Connect to the internet through the WLAN and use the Browser function on your PS3. Go to settings and select Date and time settings. When you are in these settings, choose to 'Set via Internet' and change the date to any date after Feb 28, 2010.
Fix 3). Fixing by opening up your PS3
Unplug your PS3 and open up your console to locate the internal battery. By doing so, you will be void of the warranty if it is still valid. The battery would be present under the motherboard on the side near the USB inputs. Remove the battery for a few minutes and replace it and assemble the PS3 back. Boot the system and set the correct date / time and everything should be fixed.
After following the above steps, you will have a good chance of fixing error 8001050f on your PS3.