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Trophy Error Triggered By Changing PSN ID And Password

It's currently unexplained, but a freaky Trophy synchronization error is starting to break certain PS3 games.

The error has been in existence since the emergence of firmware update 2.50, and it happens when users go to change their PSN ID or password. If you're unlucky, all your acquired Trophy data will become corrupted and when trying to play a game, it tells the player of a failure to sync the Trophy data. Unfortunately, several games have an annoying feature that asks you to "quit and try again," but this just means you'll keep getting the same message over and over. According to CVG, several of the more popular PSN titles, like Wipeout HD and PAIN, seem to be most affected, and a member of the Sony community has said they're currently working on a fix. We don't have an estimated release date for this patch just yet, but at least we know it's coming. CVG offers another option if you've been hit by this error, although it's kinda iffy:

  • Delete your Game Data (that's the install files for a game, NOT the Save Data).
  • Use the Backup option in the PS3's XMB to create a full backup of your hard drive.
  • Restore your PS3 from the backup.
  • You trophies will all be gone but don't panic - that data will be stored on Sony's servers. Just reinstall the game, install the Trophy data and the sync should work fine. Maybe.

You can try this if you're desperate, but otherwise, let's hope they get that fix-it patch ready to go soon. Just don't go changing your PSN ID and password, because that appears to be the only trigger. Trophies are a great addition to the PS3 experience, no doubt, but let's not have them become more trouble than they're worth, yes?

12/20/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (19 posts)

GoldenShadow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:15:57 AM
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Thanks for the heads up.

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LightShow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:22:18 AM
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ya no kidding I was about to change mine. Thx

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crapreviews
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:31:59 AM
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HUH? you can change your actual PSN ID name? I thought you couldn't. That once you pick a name your stuck with it unless you make a whole new ID and start everything all over.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:51:58 AM

yeah, what he said

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LightShow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:59:47 AM

no, the PSN ID is what sony calls the email address you use to log in, not the "display name" which is completely and totally different. its the name everyone see's and you cant change.

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crapreviews
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 12:58:42 PM

As far as im concerned PSN ID is you name not your email address. People in the game dont say "hey chu....@yahoo". They say "hey sup mixedkidbx".

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LightShow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 4:53:17 PM

well, thats the differentiation SCE makes.

I would love to be able to change my display name from iam4evrsweet...

i didn't think that one through very well...

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TheRaPtuRe
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:52:15 AM
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i thought so 2!
i wud luv 2 change my psn id

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tramp
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 12:21:01 PM
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its strange, i changed my password and then read this the day after(about a month ago)and nothing happened so there must be more than just changing the ID or password.

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Zorigo
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 12:26:39 PM
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well, im not changing anything, so i'm not gonna worry.

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Random_Steve
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 2:02:27 PM
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I'm not changing anything anyway-would be really pissed off if mine went cos I got Burnout platinum only the other day

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 2:38:42 PM
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I wanna put my trophies in my Home.

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robinhood2010
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 5:37:31 PM
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I would also love to do that.
In Europe, one of the Home stores is open, but has no stock...

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 6:54:17 PM
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Aaaah! That would suck
I've changed my password too much this year.

But I've got a good one now so I'm not changing it for anything, for now.

Hope they fix this
Thanks for the heads up!

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Qubex
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 10:19:36 PM

Why Scarecrow; what are you worried about?

Q!

"i Am HomE"

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SerendipityDeus
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:13:01 PM
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I changed mine like a month ago and nothing happened, oh and does anyone noe if we have to get the mgs trophies in lbp to get the platinum trophy? Cuz then that means I gotta buy the lvl packs =/

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 11:19:16 PM
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lol @.. I would love to be able to change my display name from iam4evrsweet...

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NinjaCameraman
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:02:42 PM
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WARNING

There is one more trigger to this glitch, if you copy a save file to another PS3 then back it also causes this to happen, I did not change my email or password but I copied my Dead Space save to my dads PS3 then back again because I made some progress and IT happened. I've had to delete my Burnout saves and LBP... this sucks

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ikonic53
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 6:26:44 AM
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is ther anyway to change your online id aka the one ppl add to theyre friends list

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