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How do you fix PS3 error code 80029940?

Published on April 13th, 2022

The ps3 error code 80029940 is a error code that happens when the system tries to access a file that is either corrupt or missing. This error code can happen for a number of reasons, such as if the user has deleted a file that is needed by the system, or if the system has been infected by a virus.

1. Try rebooting your PS3 and then re-downloading the content

  1. Turn off the PS3 completely by pressing the power button.
  2. Wait a few seconds until the PS3 restarts.
  3. When the PS3 restarts, hold down the power button and the eject button at the same time.
  4. Once the PS3 has restarted, release the power button and the eject button.
  5. Press the power button to turn on the PS3.
  6. Enter your PSN account password.
  7. Select “Settings” from the main menu.
  8. Select “System” from the System menu.
  9. Select “Restore Default Settings” from the System menu.
  10. Select “Factory Reset” from the Reset menu.
  11. Press the power button to reset the PS3.
  12. Enter your PSN account password again.
  13. Select “OK” to confirm the reset.
  14. After the reset is complete, the PS3 will restart.
  15. Select “Playstation” from the main menu to start using your PS3.

2. If that doesn't work, try deleting the content from your PS3 and then re-downloading it

If that doesn't work, try deleting the content from your PS3 and then re-downloading it in order to fix ps3 error code 80029940.

3. If that doesn't work, try contacting Sony customer support

  1. If the power cord is properly plugged into an electrical outlet and the ps3 is turned on, try restarting the ps3.
  2. If the ps3 still does not turn on, try pressing and holding the power button for at least 10 seconds.
  3. If the ps3 still does not turn on, try replacing the power cord.
  4. If the ps3 still does not turn on, try contacting Sony customer support.