PlayStation 3 Error Codes

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Sony's PlayStation 3, or PS3, is a high quality game console that gives you access to a wide range of games. Nonetheless, it can still experience errors every so often.

This article will introduce you to the most common PS3 error codes and what they mean.

Common PlayStation 3 Error Codes

Here is a list of the most common error codes for the PS3:


710,102 DNS error, the DNS server is no longer valid

8013030 System Error - Update Failed


80010001 Unable to read game (disc damage)

80010014 Download failure (buying a game on PSN)

80010017 Blu-ray game unreadable

80010036 Error while deleting files

80010510 Unable to launch game (stored on HDD)

80010514 Hard drive error, restart the PS3

80010516 Read error from PS1 game, eject the game and try again

80023017 Playstation store is down for maintenance

80029024 Unable to acquire IP

80029513 violation of the copyright law (running an illegal copy of the a game)

80029564 unable to install (downloaded) software

80029945 Unable to read Blu-ray movie

80030920 Corrupted file or folder

80031150 System error (reset device to default settings)

80031601 error while creating an account

80130203 PS3 can connect to the internet but not the PSN. Open the following ports:

TCP 80,443,5223

UDP 3478,3479,3658

80410418 DNS error

80710016 Playstation Network unavailable

80710092 Disconnected from Playstation Network/loss of connectivity

8001000B Wi-Fi key error

80710101 Connection error

80710541 Connection time-out

80710723 Error (ports not open)

81019002 unable to copy backup file

8001050D Unable to launch games

80022A07 Error loading trophies

80028EA5 Unable to connect to the PSN

80028EA6 Connection error, restart the PS3 and the Wi-Fi router

80028F10 Display error, set to automatic settings

80028F17 Unable to read PS2 game /restart PS3

80028F18 Unable to read PS2 game /disc unreadable

80029C68 Corrupted data (file stored on an external support)

8002A10D Unable to invite a friend

8002A4A6 Unable to play game online

8002A515 Connection error

8002A548 Wi-Fi connection unstable

8002A705 Connection to server impossible (test ports)

8002A71A NAT error

8002AD23 Connection Error

8002AE21 Demo/file is corrupted

8002B241 DVI audio connection error

8002f147 firmware update impossible, disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) and Proxy server, reactivate them after update

8002F994 Update error (PSN)

8002F997 Unable to install update (from external support)

8003051E Partial backup error

8013013D Connection error, the wifi signal too low

8013013E WEP key error

8013030F SSID Error

807101FF DNS error

8071053D Connection to the Playstation Network impossible

80710B23 Playstation Network is unavailable

80710D23 Turn off the PS3 for 30 minutes

This is a non-exhaustive list of the most common errors encountered when using a PS3.

For a complete guide (updated regularly) please visit the official PlayStation website.

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