PS4 Error CE-43461-8 has occurred? Let’s first understand what it actually is?
What does Error Code CE-43461-8 mean?
The reasons behind this error are
- PS4 internal hard drive might be partially corrupted.
- Maybe the firmware update link is expired or temporarily unavailable.
So you would be thinking:
How do I fix error code CE 43461 8?
The PlayStation 4 Error CE-43461-8 mostly occurs with the latest update, and a follow-up update can fix it too. But until the follow-up update comes, you can try a few things before you contact PS4 support.
All you need to do is follow these solutions.
Solution 1: Deleting The Update Notification
So if you are experiencing PS4 Error CE-43461-8 while installing an update
All you need to do is cancel or delete the update:
- You need to cancel or delete the failed update from downloads
- Go to Setting > System Software Update > OK.
- Restart your console to check if PS4 Error CE-43461-8 is solved.
If this solution didn’t work for you continue to the next one.
Solution 2: Rebuild the PS4 Database
If PS4 Error CE-43461-8 is still coming alongside issues with your Bluray drive
This is the best solution that has worked out for many users.
This Rebuild Database feature allows you to clean up the data on your PS4 and sort out everything on the hard drive.
Before make sure if your PS4 Error CE-43461-8 is linked with some corrupted files then you will lose your personal data, so kindly backup all your personal data in a USB drive.
So let’s turn on your PS4:
- Connect DUALSHOCK 4(DS4) to a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to pair it.
- Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep and will boot in Safe Mode.
- Now go down to option number 5 and select “Rebuild Database“.
- Wait for the process to complete and your PS4 won’t turn on the problem will be solved.
Solution 3: Reinstalling The Internal Hard Drive
If non of the above methods work then you are having an issue with your internal hard drive.
And many users have confirmed that they have solved PS4 Error CE-43461-8 by reinserting the internal hard drive.
So here’s how you will do it:
- Turn off your PS 4 completely(not in sleep mode).
- Unplug the power cord from both your console and the outlet.
- Now remove the cover of your PS4 and remove your HDD.
- Now keeping in mind that the method of replacing/ reinserting is different for every PS4 version which is given below:
- Reinserting/ Replacing Hard Drive on PS4
- Reinserting/ Replacing Hard Drive on PS4 Slim
- Reinserting/ Replacing Hard Drive on PS4 Pro
After successfully replacing/ reinserting the hard drive on your PS4 try to install the pending update to check if PS4 Error CE-43461-8 is solved.
Solution 4: Updating System Software Manually
So if the above solution didn’t work for you then this is the best solution for you.
And it’s the most used solution for PS4 Error CE-43461-8.
Before starting this just make sure you have the following ready for you
- PC with Stable internet connection
- USB cable and PS4 controller
- USB drive with minimum 460 MB free space and with the FAT32 file system
So when you have all the above then follow the steps below:
- Connect your USB drive to your PS4.
- Go to PS4 Settings and select System.
- Select Back Up and Restore > Back Up PS4.
- Now select the data you want to backup and select Next.
- Assign a name to your backup and choose Back Up.
- Press the X button on your controller and your data will start backing up.
Now you can download the system software update manually from the PS4 official website but you will be needing another USB of minimum 1GB free space:
- Plug USB drive into PC and create a folder naming PS4 on the USB root path.
- Create an Update folder in that PS4 folder.
- Download the System Update file from the PS4 official website and save it with the name PS4UPDATE.PUP and store it in the Update folder.
- Connect the USB drive to your PS4
- Turn on PS4 again and click the PS button on the controller. Now go to Settings > System Software Update.
- If you name the folder and file correctly PS4 will recognize it and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
After your System Software is installed you can follow the below-mentioned steps to restore the backup data you have saved.
- Connect the USB in which your data have been backed up.
- In the function screen navigate to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data on USB Storage Device > Download to System Storage.
- Now choose the data you want to copy and select copy.
Solution 5: Initialize PS4
By initializing your console all the system settings will be restored to default or you can say factory reset and this is the least you can go to solve PS4 Error CE-43461-8.
Make sure the external USB drive should be large enough to store your PS4 data and should be formatted to FAT
So lets back up on PS4 and initialize:
- Connect your USB drive to your PS4
- Go to PS4 Settings and select System
- Select Back Up and Restore > Back Up PS4
- Now select the data you want to backup and select Next
- Assign a name to your backup and choose Back Up
- Press the X button on your controller and your data will start backing up
- Unplug your USB drive from the console after your data is fully backed up
- Now go back to PS4 settings and scroll down to choose Initialization
- Select Initialize PS4 > Full initialization
- Then follow on-screen instructions to complete the process
- Remember DO NOT turn your PS4 OFF during initialization as this will bring some irrecoverable damages to your PS4
Most users suggest using Safe Mode while initialization which is more effecting
And here’s how you can enable it
- Turn off your PS4 by pressing the power button on the front panel
- Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep and will boot in Safe Mode
- Select Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software) option.
I hope these solutions have worked for you. If you have any questions do ask in the comment section.