Updated September 10 2015

8002F842 PS3 Error Code

Cannot update the system software because there is an issue with the hard disk drive.

 
 

Solution

  • Turn off the PS3 system and wait 10 seconds, then turn the PS3 system back on and try to update the system software.
  • As long as your PS3 system has system software version 2.50 or later installed, back up your data, start your PS3 system in Safe Mode and select Restore File System. 
  • Again, as long as your PS3 system has system software version 2.50 or later installed, you can try reformatting the hard disk drive, by starting the PS3 system in Safe Mode and selecting [Format PS3].
  • If the PS3 system has system software version 2.50 or earlier installed, go to the Settings > System Settings on the XMB™ Menu  and reformat the hard disk drive.
  • If the problem persists, visit eu.playstation.com/contact to contact Customer Support
  • For more tips and hints on using your PlayStation system, visit our technical support forums at community.eu.playstation.com.