Every gamer knows how frustrating it can be to encounter an error code while playing a game or before playing a game that is why in today’s tutorial, I’ll be guiding you through all PlayStation 4 error codes and fixes.
After it’s been 8 years since the launch of the PlayStation 4, some of you might think by now there wouldn’t be any more problems with the device since it should have undergone series of upgrades/updates. It could be safe to say that some of the problems early users of the PlayStation 4 encountered are no longer available today, for example, “the blue line of death” (the graphics on the screen become distorted and the sounds become discordant) was a problem early PlayStation 4 products had. Even though such dreaded problems are no longer around with the newer products you may still experience problems like your PlayStation 4 automatically ejecting disks.
Before we dive into all PlayStation 4 error codes and how to fix them, you need to understand that not all error codes are common to all PlayStation boxes, this is because PlayStation 4 has different models (the standard PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 pro).
Determining whether you own a PlayStation 4 or a PlayStation 4 slim can be difficult sometimes because they look alike.
If you are finding it difficult and you can’t tell whether the device you own is the standard PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation 4 slim, then you can perform this simple exercise to know, just look at the edges of your PlayStation, if the edges are sharp then it’s your standard PlayStation 4 but if they are rounded it’s definitely a PlayStation 4 slim.
PlayStation 4 Error Codes
In computer programming, an error code also known as a return code is simply a numbered or alphanumeric code that is used to determine the nature of an error and why it occurred.
The PlayStation 4 error codes returned by the system’s software are made up of a string containing two letters with a specific meaning, five (5) digits followed by a hyphen and a final digit. In solving errors presented by the PlayStation 4, you don’t have to bother yourself with the digits involved just take a look at the two (2) letters before the digits, that will tell you the nature of the problem and it is only when you know the nature of a problem that you can proffer a solution.
PlayStation 4 error codes are divided into different categories and all errors you may encounter fall into any of these categories:
- CE Error Codes: General errors.
- E Error Codes: External type errors.
- NP Error Codes: Network Server related errors
- NW Error Codes: Web library errors.
- SU Error Codes: System update errors.
- WV and WS Error Codes: Version or web connection errors to certain services (PSN).