|Sony a sorti une mise à jour qui corrige l’erreur d’horloge interne de la PS4. © Unsplash|
A few months ago, Internet users declared their dissatisfaction with Sony regarding a CMOS problem with the PS4. The firm heard from these users and decided to release a new update to work around the problem. The latter could also arrive on the PS3 in a few weeks.
CMOS: AN INTERNAL BATTERY ISSUE THAT CAUSED CHAOS ON PS4
The first complaints or rather, topics, which concerned the internal battery problem of the PS4 were published on the social network Reddit. As a reminder, this internal problem makes it impossible for the console to launch a game through an internet connection. To go into more detail, this internal CMOS battery allows the console to always be on time, even when the console is turned off. However, if it is replaced or dead, the PS4 is required to re-update the time on startup. But, without the correct internal clock, PSN will deny you access entirely.
Before doing the game launch tests with PS4 firmware 9.00, MVG founder Dimitris Giannakis decided to do a little experiment without being sure it would work. So he tested with previous firmware to run a game, which was a complete failure. So Dimitris launched the new update, then launched two games, and miraculously, even with the internal clock reset, they started playing. However, as he specifies in his tweet, the trophies for his games have been reset, but the problem is at least fixed.
Soooooo it looks like the 9.0 PS4 firmware update fixed the CBOMB issue…
Tested it on my PS4 with a dead battery and games are no longer crashing on startup and I can even earn trophies, although the trophy earn dates will be blank
— Destruction Games (@desgamesyt) September 21, 2021
TOWARDS AN UPDATE TO SAVE PS3?
This problem affects several PS4s, but the people who suffer from it the most are those who own a PS3. The company has not yet confirmed anything from its side, but PS3 players could benefit from this update in a few weeks. Moreover, even stranger, no note included in firmware 9.00 specifically mentions the CMOS correction.
This suggests that the PS5 could also be subject to this problem. Will Sony’s new console have caught this hereditary disease?