How to fix PS4 error codes SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6

The Playstation is no stranger to error codes. All devices tend to run into problems now and then with their software or hardware and an error message is how your device tells you that it needs to be established. The error code you see will help you to determine and repair the cause.

PS4 error codes SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6

PS4 error codes SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6

The Playstation displays all types of error code and is usually associated with software. But the PS4 error codes SU-30746-0 and SU-42118-6 are not software problems. In most cases, these are hardware issues that your PlayStation is experiencing. The configuration may be simple, or it may require you to purchase new hardware to replace the standard hardware on your PS4.

Reboot from Safe Mode and update firmware

Errors SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6 offer nothing but a way to delete the message. When turned off, your PS4 will not start. To get hold of it, and update the firmware, you need to go through safe mode.

Download firmware update

You need to download the firmware update to USB. PS4 updates can be downloaded directly from Playstation official website here.

  1. Download the firmware update.
  2. Copy it to a USB driver.
  3. Power off the PS4 and wait a few minutes.
  4. Press and hold the power button.
  5. Release the power button when done hear the second beep.
  6. Connect your controller via USB when promised to him.
  7. Once the controller is connected, contact select System Software Update.
  8. Select Update from USB storage device.
  9. Let the update to install and restart the console.

Start the Playstation

Starting the PlayStation will erase all content on it. You are basically the format of the hardware.

  1. Turn the token off.
  2. Press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps.
  3. Connect your controller via USB when promised to him.
  4. Select Initialize PS4.
  5. Restart the PS4.

Hardware problems

If both of the above methods do not resolve errors SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6, you may have a hardware problem. Bring the console in for a scan.

  • Make sure the hardware form is connected properly and that cables / wires are not loose.
  • Run diagnostics on the hard drive. It may be failing and needs to be replaced.
  • Take a look at the rest of the hardware as well.


Errors SU-30746-0, SU-42118-6 appear either when an update installs incorrectly or fails half way eg power to the console is disconnected while it updates. It can also occur when the hard form has loosened or failed. Sadly, if the problem is caused by hardware issues, you have little choice but to replace it. You can connect the hard drive to a computer and try to restore your games or make it professional for you but saving the hardware is not a good idea.

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