How to Fix Error 8002a548?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The error code 8002a548 is a PlayStation 3 error code that indicates a problem with the system's hard drive. The code can be caused by a number of things, including a corrupt file, a bad connection, or a problem with the hard drive itself. If the error code occurs, it is important to try to fix the problem as soon as possible to avoid losing any data.

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1. Restore your PS3 system

  1. Boot your PS3 system in safe mode by pressing and holding the power button until the system begins to boot up.
  2. Once in safe mode, go to the System Setting menu and select "Reset System Settings."
  3. Press the button to begin the reset process.
  4. When the reset process is complete, select "Yes" to reboot your system.
  5. Once your PS3 has rebooted, sign in to your user account.
  6. Select "System Settings" from the main menu and then "System Information."
  7. Look for the "Error Code" field and find the error code "8002a548."
  8. Press the button to open the "Resolution" screen.
  9. Select "System Restore" from the "Resolution" screen and then select "Yes" to begin the restore process.
  10. Wait for the restore process to complete, and then select "OK" to exit the System Restore screen.
  11. Sign in to your user account again and select "System Settings" from the main menu.
  12. Select "System Information" from the System Settings menu and look for the "System Restore Completed" message.
  13. Select "Yes" to restart your system.
  14. Your PS3 system should now be up and running properly.

2. Rebuild your PS3 database

  1. Go to the system settings on your PS3.
  2. Select “System Update” from the menu.
  3. Select “Update System Software” from the menu.
  4. Select “Yes” to the prompt that asks if you want to update the system software.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to rebuild your PS3 database.

3. Change your DNS settings

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type "DNS" and press Enter.
  3. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.
  4. Type "ipconfig /renewdns" and press Enter.
  5. Type "DNS" and press Enter.
  6. Type "nslookup" and press Enter.
  7. Type "server.name" and press Enter.
  8. Type "" and press Enter.
  9. Type "" and press Enter.
  10. Type "exit" and press Enter.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection.
  2. Update your PS3 system software.
  3. Delete the corrupted data from your PS3.