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Fix: PS5 Error Code CE-110538-8

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If your PS5 console is not showing any bugs or errors, you are quite lucky. Most of Sony’s 10th generation consoles are showing many errors.

While the console hasn’t had much time as it came out just last year, the error codes don’t seem to stop.

Most of the common errors include PSN Service Error, Connectivity Error, Camera Error, and more. Quite recently the Blu-Ray disc Error has been more of a problem. 

The PS5 console users are having some issues with the Blu-Ray disc. This issue tells that the console has an unrecognized disc and it also fails to read the Blu-Ray. The reason behind this problem can be many.

Most of the common reason behind this includes scratched and damaged game disc and sometimes it can also be the result of the disc tray having some problems. The issue is also related to conflicting firmware. 

Fixes for PS5 Error Code CE-110538-8

The Blu-Ray disc-related error can be fixed if you follow the fixes below:

Fix 1 – Clean the game Disc

Scratched game discs can actually be cleaned but there are some caveats. First of all, only clean the disc if it is dirty or smudged.

Don’t go around cleaning perfectly clean discs. Use a proper microfiber cloth to clean the game disc. Always wipe the disc gently.

You need to wipe out the fingerprints, smudges, and dirt from the disc. If this doesn’t work move on to Fix 2. 

Read our fix for the error code CE 108262-9

Fix 2 – Insert the Disc properly

While inserting the disc is a trivial matter, there is a proper way of inserting it on the console.

There can be high chances that the game disc isn’t going inside the console properly and when this happens, the system won’t be able to detect the disc and it can cause problems.

You can search for tutorials online on how to properly insert the disc on a PS5. Since the console is pretty new, the problem can definitely occur.

Fix 3  – Try Another Disc

This is a very simple yet effective fix. This helps you pinpoint the problem. When you try another disc and if that also fails to load, there might be some issue with the console.

The issue can be either with the Software or the Hardware.  If the console can’t read a bunch of discs, the console is the one having a problem.

You can solve the console hardware disc reading issue by sending the console to the repair shop.

Read our fix for the error code CE 108889-4

Fix 4 – Restart Your Console

Rebooting the console can be one way of solving some software-related issues. Perhaps the PS5 firmware is confused and that is the reason why the disc-related issues are surfacing.

Here’s how you can restart the console:

First press the PS button on the DualSense controller to bring up the Control Center.

Now, choose the power icon.

Select “Restart PS5.” Wait for the process to complete and the error code should get fixed. 

Fix 5 – Run the PS5 on Safe Mode

Running the PS5 on safe mode is quite simple. Here’s how you do it:

  • Turn off the PS5 console if you have it on. After the system is shut down, wait for a minute.
  • Now, long press the power button for around 7-8 seconds. You are going to hear two beeps. At the same time, connect the DualSense controller to the console.
  • You now need to press the PS button on the controller. After this, the PS5 will enter the Safe Mode. 
  • You can finally Restart the PS5. 

Read our fix for the error code CE 106667-6

Fix 6 – Reset the PS5 Console

When you reset the PS5 console to its factory default settings, it will clear all the system data.

While this will not revert the console back to the first update, it will definitely make sure to wipe out any settings that might be problematic.

Here’s how you can reset the PS5 console:

  • First of all, go to the Settings menu from the Home Page.
  • Now go to the System settings and then inside System Software.
  • You can now select the Reset options to Reset the Console.
  • After the System has been Reset, wait for the process to complete.
  • The system will automatically boot the OS. 

Read our fix for the error code CE 107649-7

Final Words

Even in the world where digital games have taken over, Blu-Rays are still very popular. A lot of gamers are disc collectors and they still enjoy their games with the Blu-Ray disc.

You can definitely fix the Blu-Ray-related issue on the PS5 if that issue is connected to the Software. For a  hardware issue though, off to the repair shop you go!