Updated 10 September 2015

80029521 PS3 Error Code

The PS3 system is trying to access the PSP system via a USB connection but there is no USB cable connecting the two systems.


This message will appear if you are transferring content from PlayStation Store, downloading items from [Account Management] or attempting to activate or deactivate a PSP system.


  • Connect the PSP system to the PS3 system using a USB cable.
  • Place the PSP system into USB mode by going to Settings > [USB Connection] on the XMB™ Menu.
  • For more tips and hints on using your PlayStation system, visit our technical support forums at community.eu.playstation.com.