PS4 error code CE-34878-0: How to stop your games from crashing

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Everything you need to know about PS4 error code CE-34878-0 and how to stop your favourite games from crashing.

One of the most frustrating moments in life is playing an awesome game only for it to suddenly crash and be replaced with the PlayStation 4 error code CE-34878-0. If this has happened to you (and it has otherwise you wouldn't be here), then simply keep reading to find out how to stop your games from consistently crashing.

The PlayStation 4 is a fantastic machine with a bevy of great exclusives, but it does have number of frustrating errors and issues.

You can click here to discover the key to unlocking downloaded games if you're having trouble playing the likes of Trover Saves The Universe, but you should merely follow the vomit of text if you're only being slapped in the face with error code CE-34878-0.

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PS4 error code CE-34878-0: How to stop your games from crashing

The kick to the proverbial nuts (a.k.a PS4 error CE-34878-0) is a nasty sod that spoils your fun by causing your favourite video games to crash. You could be in the middle of a death defying leap with Lara Croft, only for the British beauty to land face first on a spike because error CE-34878-0 had to show its ugly mug.

In order to prevent this from happening again, you'll first want try the off-and-on method.

  • Turn your PS4 off
  • Disconnect the PS4's power supply from the power outlet
  • Look at Twitter for 30-60 seconds
  • Plug the power supply back in
  • Turn on your PS4

If this doesn't work, you'll want to ensure your PlayStation 4 system and favourite games have been updated.

  • Select Settings on the PlayStation home screen
  • Click System Software Update
  • Your PS4 will then check for available updates and install any that are available
  • After the successful installation, you'll need to restart your PS4

How to update game applications:

  • Highlight the game on the PlayStation home screen
  • Press Options on your PS4 controller
  • Select Check For Update and install any that are available

The above may work for some, but if you're still aging by twenty years because of the error you might need to re-install the original Hark Disk Drive if you have upgraded the HDD in your system.

If re-installing the original HDD isn't relevant to you, then you'll want to try rebuilding the PS4 database.

  • Turn off the PS4
  • Press and hold the power button; release after hearing two beeps to boot the PS4 into safe mode
  • Connect a DualShock 4 controller with a USB cable and select Rebuild Database

Provided you're still in the same sinking ship after all of the above, you'll simply need to contact PlayStation support and waste your afternoon. Either that, or you can try the last resort of resetting your PS4 to its factory settings. 

To do this, you'll want to back up all your saved data first, and then select Settings, Initialization, Initialize PS4, and Full.

And that's all there is to recommend. If you're having trouble connecting to the PlayStation network because of error WS-37505-0, then click here.

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