As per Reddit.com, PS4 error code CE-30005-8 is a backup error. One solution that has worked for some users is to power down the PS4, unplug the power cable for a few minutes, engage safe mode by holding the power on button for 10 seconds (it beeps a 2nd time around 10 seconds – release after you’ve heard it), and select “Rebuild Database”. This took approximately 30 seconds.
The error could be due to a dirty or damaged disc. Inspect the disc for scratches, fingerprints, or dust. Gently clean the disc with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Corrupted game data can also cause the CE-30005-8 error. To delete and restore game data, follow these steps:
Go to PS4 Settings.
Choose “System Storage” or “Extended Storage” (depending on where the game is installed).
Select “Saved Data.”
Find and delete the corrupted game data.
Restart the PS4 and reinstall the game.
Rebuilding the PS4 database can fix various issues, including CE-30005-8. To rebuild the database:
Power off the PS4 completely.
Hold the power button for 10 seconds to enter Safe Mode.
Connect the DualShock 4 controller using a USB cable.
Choose “Rebuild Database.”
Outdated system software may cause the error. To update your PS4 system software:
Go to PS4 Settings.
Select “System Software Update.”
Follow the on-screen instructions to update the software.
If you’re using mods for a game, they might be causing the error. Disable the mods and check if the issue persists.
A faulty hard drive can cause the CE-30005-8 error. To check your hard drives:
Power off the PS4.
Unplug the external hard drive (if applicable).
Inspect the internal hard drive for any damage.
Reconnect the external hard drive (if applicable).
Restart the PS4 and check if the issue is resolved.
If the error persists after checking your hard drives, consider switching to a new PS4 hard drive:
Backup your PS4 data to an external hard drive.
Replace the faulty internal hard drive with a new one.
Restore the backed-up data to the new hard drive.
Reinstalling the problematic game may resolve the CE-30005-8 error:
Delete the game from your PS4.
Restart the PS4.
Reinstall the game from the disc or download it from the PlayStation Store.
Check if the issue is resolved.
As mentioned earlier, some Redditors found success in resolving the CE-30005-8 error by powering down the PS4, unplugging the power cable, engaging safe mode, and selecting “Rebuild Database.” The process takes around 30 seconds. Ensure you’ve tried this solution and the others mentioned above to fix the error.
The PS4 error code CE-30005-8 can be frustrating, but with the solutions provided in this guide, you should be able to resolve it. Try each solution one by one. Good luck, and we hope you’re back to gaming soon!