How to Fix the PS4 Error Code CE-30005-8?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The CE-30005-8 error code is a general error that indicates a problem with the PlayStation 4 system. There is no specific cause for this error, but it is often caused by corrupted data or a problem with the system software. This error can be fixed by restarting the PlayStation 4 system or by reinstalling the system software.

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1. Restart the PlayStation 3

  1. Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the console for 5 seconds.
  2. Wait 30 seconds, then turn the PlayStation 3 back on by pressing the Power button again.
  3. The console should now boot up normally. If the problem persists, try restarting the PlayStation 3 in Safe Mode.
  4. To do this, hold down the Power button on the front of the console for 7 seconds until the console beeps twice.
  5. Select the "Restart in Safe Mode" option using the X button on the controller.
  6. Once the PlayStation 3 has restarted in Safe Mode, try restarting it again normally. If the problem persists, contact Sony customer support for further assistance.

2. Update the system software to the latest version

  1. Connect your PS3 system to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. On your computer, launch the PS3 System Software Update Utility.
  3. Select PS3UPDAT.PUP from the list of files that appears and click Open.
  4. Click Start to begin the update process.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  6. Once the update is finished, your PS3 will automatically restart.

3. Format the hard drive and reinstall the system software

  1. Turn off your PS3™ system.
  2. Locate the small hole on the back of the PS3™ system near the left shoulder button.
  3. Insert a paperclip or other small, narrow object into the hole and push in until you feel the button click.
  4. While continuing to hold the button, turn on your PS3™ system. You will hear a series of beeps indicating that the system is in safe mode.
  5. Connect a controller to your PS3™ system using a USB cable, and then press the PS button on the controller.
  6. Select [Restore PS3 System].
  7. When prompted, select [Yes].
  8. When the process is complete, the PS3™ system will restart automatically.

4. Contact Sony customer support

If a PlayStation 4 console is displaying the error code CE-30005-8, it means that the system software update file is partially corrupted and needs to be reinstalled. Follow the steps below to fix the error:

  1. Back up all data from the PlayStation 4 console to an external drive or USB storage device.
  2. Power off the console and disconnect all cables.
  3. Press and hold the power button for at least 7 seconds to perform a hard reset.
  4. Connect the PlayStation 4 console to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Reinstall the system software from scratch using a USB storage device.
  6. Restore the backed up data to the PlayStation 4 console.