Last updated on July 8th, 2021 at 07:13 pm
After analyzing a lot of user reports, we found the PS4 error CE-43461-8 often appears when automatically installing the firmware updates. The error can be caused by the broken firmware update, corrupted database, inconsistency with PS4 hard drive, and system file corruption. Now, let’s see how to fix PlayStation error CE-43461-8.
Method 1. Delete the Pending Firmware Updates
Many users reported that the PS4 error CE-43461-8 disappears after deleting the pending firmware updates. Here you can have a try.
Step 1. Open the Home page of your PS4 console and locate the Notifications section.
Step 2. In the Notification screen, press the Triangle button to enter the Delete mode.
Step 3. Select the entries associated with the firmware updates, and then select Delete and press X to confirm.
Step 4. Restart your PS4 console and see if the error is fixed.
Method 2. Manually Install the Firmware Update
The error CE-43461-8 often occurs when installing firmware updates conventionally. In this case, you can manually install PS4 firmware update from a USB. To do so, you need to do the following preparations:
- A FAT32 formatter to format the USB drive
- A compatible DS4 controller
- A 3.0 or later USB cable
Once done, you can follow the guide in this post to manually update PS4 firmware.
Method 3. Rebuild the PS4 Database
Sometimes, a corrupted database can trigger various PS4 errors like error code CE-43461-8. In this case, you need to rebuild the PS4 database.
Step 1. Back up your saved games or applications to the cloud.
Step 2. Hold the Power button to turn your console off completely.
Step 3. Wait for some time to recycle the power, and then hold the Power button again until you hear the second beep and release it.
Step 4. Now, connect a DS4 controller via a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to enter Safe Mode.
Step 5. Select the Rebuild Database option and press X. After that, you will be prompted to restart conventionally.
Method 4. Reinstall the PS4 Internal Hard Drive
The inconsistency with the internal hard drive is one of the reasons for the “PS4 an error has occurred CE-43461-8”. To fix the error, follow the steps below carefully to reinstall the hard drive.
Step 1. Take out the PS4 internal hard drive.
- Turn off your PS4 completely.
- Unplug all external devices from the console.
- Unscrew all the crews in the hard drive case and take out the internal hard drive.
- Check if there are any problems with the hard drive. If it gets damaged, you need to buy a new hard drive.
Step 2. Reinstall the internal hard drive.
- Reinsert the hard drive into the case and screw all the screws.
- Put the hard drive case back to the hard drive bay and tighten all screws.
- Push back the hard drive cover.
- Turn on your PS4 console and install the firmware update again.
Method 5. Initialize the PS4 Console
If the PS4 error CE-43461-8 persists after trying all the above methods, you can consider initializing the PS4 console. By doing so, all possible system file corruption can be cleared and reset.
Step 1. Back up your game data.
- Log in to the PSN account that you use to save all the relevant data.
- On the PS4 dashboard, select Settings and navigate to Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage in order.
- Select Upload to Online Storage and press X.
- Press Options on your controller, and then select Choose Multiple Applications and select the games that you want to back up.
- Click on Upload/Copy to start copying your games to the cloud or an external drive.
Step 2. Initialize your PS4 console.
- Turn off your PS4 console completely and wait for a while.
- Navigate back to the Settings menu and select the Initialization option.
- Select the Initialize PS4 option from the Initialization page.
Step 3. Restore your data to the console.
- Come back to the Settings window and select the Application Saved Data Management option.
- Select the Saved Data in Online Storage option and follow the on-screen prompts to download the games you previously backed up.