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PS4 error ce-34788-0

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is PS4 error ce-34788-0?

PS4 error ce-34788-0 is an error that usually occurs when the firmware update is incorrect. It may also occur right after the user has initialized their system after a hard drive replacement.

How can you fix PS4 error ce-34788-0?

Some of the solutions to this error include double-checking the firmware version and using the correct firmware if you recently installed a new hard drive.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Double check the Firmware version

PS4 error CE-34788-0 may appear when you are updating your PS4 using a firmware, which is already installed. Please double check it. The folder should be named PS4. Next folder should be named UPDATE. Then paste the firmware into the UPDATE folder with a filename PS4UPDATE.PUP (all capital).

NOTE: If you installed a new Hard disk drive, please see Solution 2.

2. Use the correct Firmware

If the error PS4 error CE-34788-0 appeared after you swap your hard disk drive, you may have used a wrong firmware. In the PS4 system software website there is two firmware. One is for the update and the other one is formating PS4 hard disk drive. If you have a new hard disk, use the firmware for formatting, see instruction below.

Use the correct Firmware
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  1. Go here.
  2. Expand the “Perform a new installation of the system software.”
  3. Click “DOWNLOAD NOW” to start the download.
  4. Insert the USB Flash Drive.
  5. Open it, then create a folder name it PS4.
  6. Inside the PS4 folder, create a folder name it UPDATE.
  7. Copy and paste the firmware PS4UPDATE.PUP inside the UPDATE folder.
  8. Insert the USB flash drive to the PS4 and apply the system update.