This is the main thread on Sony's forums about the problem and where people are submiting responses to show they too are haveing trouble. 500 responses and 70,000 thread views, way out of puportion to the rest of the topics on the community support forums, clearly there is still many people not posting but shareing the same problem.
Not sure what to do, all Sony is offering people is to trade in for a replacment refurbished for 170$ for a problem that they clearly created. First blog post lets see where it goes. read