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Sony finally fixes CMOS issue on PS5

Concern was recently raised when it was discovered that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 both suffered from an issue due to the use of thier CMOS batteries – which could inevitably lead to all systems breaking. After making quick work of it on PS4, Sony have now also fixed the issue on PS5.

Game preservationists ‘Does it Play’ who previously reported on the fixing of the PS4’s CMOS battery issue back in September have now returned to reveal that the PS5’s battery issue has also been resolved.

Taking to Twitter, they revealed (via HikikomoriMedia):

  • “The physical PS5 games that were having trouble installing before are now installing and working fine
  • PS4 Physical games install and work fine
  • PS5 & PS4 Digital games now work with a dead battery 
  • PS Plus games do not work with a dead battery”

For the uninitiated, the reason for all of these issues in the first place is the fact that Sony uses the PS4 and PS5’s internal clocks in order to prevent players from cheating game trophies. If the internal clock dies however, games previously would no longer be playable, especially after the inevitable closure of the PlayStation servers – no matter how far away that is.

All’s well that ends well however, and the fact that Sony was so quick to fix the issue now means that we will never have to witness a future where our PlayStation 5 consoles no longer work.

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