This is a brief Tip for everyone currently panicking today about receiving the 8001050F or Txt_ps3trophy_error This problem has just been identified by Sony as a current and widespread issue within the PSN Network starting from today and so it is not confined to your console alone. Breathe sigh of relief now!
There are reports that this problem is mainly effecting the PS3 Fat consoles and may in fact be related to a firmware glitch with the PS3 Fat. Some console owners have reported that this glitch is causing the date to roll back on the PS3 Fat and causing synch issues to occur with the PSN Network synchronisation.
Symptoms may include:
1) Total inability to connect to PSN Network.
2) Crashes during Gameplay.
3) Failure to synchronise trophies for registration which results even in offline
4) Error messages as outlined.
Even disconnecting from the internet makes no difference to this symptom.Solution: Do nothing but sit tight and wait for further word from Sony to confirm the issue and what action needs to be taken (if any).
Error 8001050F has in the past been associated with hardware failure but this Tip is written to pass on some assurance that this is unlikely to be the case at this present moment in time.
Dated March 01, 2010.If this Tip helps. Please do leave a vote for it. Thanks.Update I have just posted updated information direct from Sony which confirms the latest official update information on this which can be viewed here
02 March 2010 Final Update: Panic over - all is well again