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PS4 error code e-80aa001a

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is PS4 error code e-80aa001a?

PS4 error code e-80aa001a is an error that usually occurs while starting the application.

How can you fix PS4 error code e-80aa001a?

Some of the solutions to this error include turning off your device and checking for System Software Update, testing your hard disk drive, cleaning your disc and testing your optical disk drive.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Power cycle your device and check System Software Update

PS4 error code E-80AA001A may be caused by a new System Software Update (new firmware) or damaged firmware. Sometimes, System update does not appear and requires PS4 to undergo a power cycle (turn off and then unplug for at least three minutes). After the power cycle, go to settings and look for System Software Update. Also, check for game update. If no update is available, try to Rebuild your Database because the firmware might be damaged.

Restore License
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In addition, go to PlayStation 4 Safe mode and check the Update System Software. Sometimes Safe mode Update System Software does apply update when System Software Update in the Settings does not.

2. Test your Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

PS4 error code E-80AA001A may also occur if the PS4 hard disk drive is defective. It could also be triggered by the space of your hard disk drive is almost full, which game update cannot add additional content, deleting unwanted data might help. However, if the disk drive is faulty, test your HDD for a hardware problem.

Test your Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
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    1. Remove the HDD from the PS4

    2. Connect the HDD to a PC.

    3. Then follow the video tutorial below.


If you found any defect in your hard disk drive, please bring your PlayStation to the nearest service center. If your PS4 is out of warranty, you may have to buy a new hard disk drive.

3. Clean Disc and Test your Optical Disk Drive

When the PS4 error code E-80AA001A purely occur on an exact games disc, the disc of the game might be damaged or dirty. However, if all game disc triggers PS4 error code E-80AA001A, the disc drive might be defective or possible the disc drive lens is covered by dust. If the problem is dirt, cleaning the game disc or the disc drive disc might fix the error E-80AA001A. But if, the disc is damage due to deep scratch or the disc drive is faulty, you might want to consider replacing it.

If your PS4 is still under warranty, sen it to Sony service center for warranty repair.

4. Restore License

PS4 error code E-80AA001A also triggered by desync game license but can be fixed simply by going to Setting >> PlayStation Network / Account Management >> Restore Licenses. See image below.

Restore License
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Make sure the PlayStation 4 is connected to the internet.