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PS4's CE-34878-0 Error Code Spreads to Share Captures

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PS4's CE-34878-0 Error Code Spreads to Share Captures

Reports have been floating around the net for a few weeks now that numerous PS4 users have seen the CE-34878-0 error code appear and corrupt their save files beyond repair, often wasting up to 40 hours of work for the likes of Assassin's Creed IV.

However, new evidence suggests the system error isn't just focussed on our game save files and is spreading throughout the PS4's other features.

I've experienced this firsthand -thankfully not in save files so far- with consistent crashes when browsing my captured screenshots or videos taken with the new Share button. For example, when previewing numerous screenshots in full size I'm only able to swap between one or two before the console freezes for a few seconds and the dreaded CE-34878-0 error message appears with the option to report the error to Sony.

This now happens every time when browsing files in full-screen mode. This hasn't always been the case though, as I've been snapping away with the Share button since launch, but it's only in the last week or two I've encountered the error.

The fact that most of the CE-34878-0 reports have been based around corrupted save files -and now captures- is particularly concerning as it points towards the possibility that problems are spreading throughout Sony's hardware, the hard-drive in particular.

On the other hand, our consoles are still under warrantee for a while and Sony has acknowledged the problem regarding save files, so fingers crossed a fix is on the way rather than a recall. Just to be on the safe side though, we heartily recommend backing up your game saves on PS Plus AND on a USB memory stick.

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Funballoons  Feb. 1, 2014 at 15:02

An error, what error? Oh that's right, the errors that plague the ps4 wrecking save files and corrupting hard drives. I almost forgot about it as sony just sweeps it under the rug and ps fanboys fail to ever mention it praying people just forget about their console having problems lol. Fact, it does, and plenty. But go ahead sony and ur ponies, keep brushing it aside, keep hiding it, keep conveniently forgetting to address it, that makes it as if it never happened! Lol sony logic.

Sony so desperate to get hype back up for their ps4 that they hide problems like this as well as other things like the problems with PS Now. They deliberately withhold back stock to make it seem like e ps4 is so in demand that it's always sold out, oops that backfired and everyone knows thanks to a sony insider who spilled the beans, and now magically there is more ps4 in stock, lol what a joke, shady to have to make up hype like that. Try letting the system speak for itself.

Oh wait, it can't. All u can say is it's more powerful lol, wow really that's it? Oh we also have a touch pad, light bar lol, and a mic! Lol no wonder they don't talk about their system but instead try to pick apart wiiU and xbox one. Too bad the xbox one is selling great, right behind the ps4 all the while being less powerful and more expensive. Lol sony ponies keep trying and keep failing. U have nothing and are so out of ur league it's not even worth replying to any of u any more. B..b..bbbb but my ps4 is so powerfulz! Lol keep saying that, u got nothing else lol.

Sony ponies so worried about xbox ones exclusives which will close the gap even more, so they rage and complain and make rumors lol. But of course they sit at their computer reading every titanfall article drooling over the pics, then lie and say they don't want it lol. Jealous at it's finest, ps4 fans don't care about xbox one or it's exclusives yet every article they are there trying to puff up their chests making fools of themselves, just them being there shows they are worried about xbox one and shows they are jealous of it's exclusives. Lol sony ponies, such a joke. Now begone, I humiliated u all enuff, I'm done with u, I'll waste no more words for u boys now and will not reply to teen jealousy and angst lol. Shoo fly shoo.

haseveryusernamebeenused  Feb. 1, 2014 at 15:28

Personally I wouldn't class a comment made by a Sony 'community co-ordinator'
(which as far as i know has helped no-one unfortunately) as much of an acknowledgement of the problem with save files, they've barely said anything. 66 pages worth of these problems now 657 comments...

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PS4-Support/ce-34878-0-Error/td-p/20287161/page/66

(About 4 of the comments in fairness are angry rants from me, being someone who has lost more than 40hrs on corrupt saves from AC black flag)

Personally i haven't used the screen capture or sharing features, but hearing they seem to also be nailed at the moment - for whatever reason (bearing in mind CE-34878-0 is just a generic crash code & could mean anything) inspires little confidence either.

Breadster  Feb. 1, 2014 at 16:00

I've had an error a few times that begins with CE, not sure if it's the exact same code but for me it's been games crashing. It's probably happened 5 or 6 times while I've had my PS4. I've not had any saves corrupted or any problems with viewing captures.

There is a definite need for some sort of update, I hope they get it sorted soon because the console is great barring these problems.

Disizmiuzername  Feb. 1, 2014 at 17:03

I've been having that issue with previewing captures, sometimes, but not always, after viewing five or six captures i get that error. The error report pops up, allowing me to inform Sony, which i've done each time it happens. Other than that though i have no errors with saves and it doesn't seem to affect anything else for me so far...*touch wood*.
Personally if i was having a lot of issues though i would take mine straight back for an exchange as it doesn't seem to be affecting all consoles.

Waterboy156  Feb. 1, 2014 at 17:24

An error, what error? Oh that's right, the errors that plague the ps4 wrecking save files and corrupting hard drives. I almost forgot about it as sony just sweeps it under the rug and ps fanboys fail to ever mention it praying people just forget about their console having problems lol. Fact, it does, and plenty. But go ahead sony and ur ponies, keep brushing it aside, keep hiding it, keep conveniently forgetting to address it, that makes it as if it never happened! Lol sony logic.

Sony so desperate to get hype back up for their ps4 that they hide problems like this as well as other things like the problems with PS Now. They deliberately withhold back stock to make it seem like e ps4 is so in demand that it's always sold out, oops that backfired and everyone knows thanks to a sony insider who spilled the beans, and now magically there is more ps4 in stock, lol what a joke, shady to have to make up hype like that. Try letting the system speak for itself.

Oh wait, it can't. All u can say is it's more powerful lol, wow really that's it? Oh we also have a touch pad, light bar lol, and a mic! Lol no wonder they don't talk about their system but instead try to pick apart wiiU and xbox one. Too bad the xbox one is selling great, right behind the ps4 all the while being less powerful and more expensive. Lol sony ponies keep trying and keep failing. U have nothing and are so out of ur league it's not even worth replying to any of u any more. B..b..bbbb but my ps4 is so powerfulz! Lol keep saying that, u got nothing else lol.

Sony ponies so worried about xbox ones exclusives which will close the gap even more, so they rage and complain and make rumors lol. But of course they sit at their computer reading every titanfall article drooling over the pics, then lie and say they don't want it lol. Jealous at it's finest, ps4 fans don't care about xbox one or it's exclusives yet every article they are there trying to puff up their chests making fools of themselves, just them being there shows they are worried about xbox one and shows they are jealous of it's exclusives. Lol sony ponies, such a joke. Now begone, I humiliated u all enuff, I'm done with u, I'll waste no more words for u boys now and will not reply to teen jealousy and angst lol. Shoo fly shoo.


Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Heavy Rain
Killzone
LittleBigPlanet
God of War
Infamous
Beyond Two Souls
Metal Gear Solid
THE LAST OF US
Gran Turismo
The Last Guardian (we hope)
Crash
Socom
Sly Cooper
Rachet and Clank
Jax and Daxter
Uncharted
Journey
Twisted Metal
Ni No Kuni
Tales of Xillia
Resistance….

And you're talking about…Titanfall? which really looks like just another XBOX shooter. Many Rumors going around that they will port it to the PS4 anyways because the XBone limits the game with its pathedic 30fps. Just saying, having the developers trust is everything and XBOX's "NO LOVE" guarantee will continue to scare them all away.

extermin8or2  Feb. 1, 2014 at 18:50

An error, what error? Oh that's right, the errors that plague the ps4 wrecking save files and corrupting hard drives. I almost forgot about it as sony just sweeps it under the rug and ps fanboys fail to ever mention it praying people just forget about their console having problems lol. Fact, it does, and plenty. But go ahead sony and ur ponies, keep brushing it aside, keep hiding it, keep conveniently forgetting to address it, that makes it as if it never happened! Lol sony logic.

Sony so desperate to get hype back up for their ps4 that they hide problems like this as well as other things like the problems with PS Now. They deliberately withhold back stock to make it seem like e ps4 is so in demand that it's always sold out, oops that backfired and everyone knows thanks to a sony insider who spilled the beans, and now magically there is more ps4 in stock, lol what a joke, shady to have to make up hype like that. Try letting the system speak for itself.

Oh wait, it can't. All u can say is it's more powerful lol, wow really that's it? Oh we also have a touch pad, light bar lol, and a mic! Lol no wonder they don't talk about their system but instead try to pick apart wiiU and xbox one. Too bad the xbox one is selling great, right behind the ps4 all the while being less powerful and more expensive. Lol sony ponies keep trying and keep failing. U have nothing and are so out of ur league it's not even worth replying to any of u any more. B..b..bbbb but my ps4 is so powerfulz! Lol keep saying that, u got nothing else lol.

Sony ponies so worried about xbox ones exclusives which will close the gap even more, so they rage and complain and make rumors lol. But of course they sit at their computer reading every titanfall article drooling over the pics, then lie and say they don't want it lol. Jealous at it's finest, ps4 fans don't care about xbox one or it's exclusives yet every article they are there trying to puff up their chests making fools of themselves, just them being there shows they are worried about xbox one and shows they are jealous of it's exclusives. Lol sony ponies, such a joke. Now begone, I humiliated u all enuff, I'm done with u, I'll waste no more words for u boys now and will not reply to teen jealousy and angst lol. Shoo fly shoo.


You were under no obligation to post in the first place... of anyones displaying sighnis of juvenile jealousy it's you... great clearly you have an xbox and guess what no one gives a toss now-not even microsoft they have your money, they'll care a tiny bit when they next want to sell you a product. Oh and the 957 or something similar posts on the thread about the issue in the forums thats.... nothing compared to the number of people that have bought a ps4 and have no issues.... not to mention ofc the number of people who have purchased ps4s worldwide is considerably higher than those who got xb1 hell in individual territories the breakdowns the same-higher in uk, higher in central eu, higher in asia, higher total even in NA... Should tell you something..

@Funballoons. Waste too many words? Ha ha I think that ship sailed after paragraph 2.

This industry needs both Sony & Microsoft to be successful so I suggest you lighten up.

It always amazes me how much pleasure people take in issues on the "opposing" team...get a grip!

X10  Feb. 1, 2014 at 19:40

Remember when the biggest problem plaguing games was dust on the cartridge contacts.

Those were the days.

Anarchist  Feb. 2, 2014 at 11:29

Remember when the biggest problem plaguing games was dust on the cartridge contacts.

Those were the days.


Don't forget opening the cartridge slot and giving that a lucky blow for good measure while you're at it...!

At least this error has a nice unfriendly name so people can't come up with some cute acronym for it. Lets hope its not anything too sinister, and Sony can fix it with an OS update.

In alternative news, I bought a new xbone controller yesterday as mine developed a really bad drift upwards. My 360 pad lasted 8 years.

Harryisme  Feb. 3, 2014 at 06:21

An error, what error? Oh that's right, the errors that plague the ps4 wrecking save files and corrupting hard drives. I almost forgot about it as sony just sweeps it under the rug and ps fanboys fail to ever mention it praying people just forget about their console having problems lol. Fact, it does, and plenty. But go ahead sony and ur ponies, keep brushing it aside, keep hiding it, keep conveniently forgetting to address it, that makes it as if it never happened! Lol sony logic.

Sony so desperate to get hype back up for their ps4 that they hide problems like this as well as other things like the problems with PS Now. They deliberately withhold back stock to make it seem like e ps4 is so in demand that it's always sold out, oops that backfired and everyone knows thanks to a sony insider who spilled the beans, and now magically there is more ps4 in stock, lol what a joke, shady to have to make up hype like that. Try letting the system speak for itself.

Oh wait, it can't. All u can say is it's more powerful lol, wow really that's it? Oh we also have a touch pad, light bar lol, and a mic! Lol no wonder they don't talk about their system but instead try to pick apart wiiU and xbox one. Too bad the xbox one is selling great, right behind the ps4 all the while being less powerful and more expensive. Lol sony ponies keep trying and keep failing. U have nothing and are so out of ur league it's not even worth replying to any of u any more. B..b..bbbb but my ps4 is so powerfulz! Lol keep saying that, u got nothing else lol.

Sony ponies so worried about xbox ones exclusives which will close the gap even more, so they rage and complain and make rumors lol. But of course they sit at their computer reading every titanfall article drooling over the pics, then lie and say they don't want it lol. Jealous at it's finest, ps4 fans don't care about xbox one or it's exclusives yet every article they are there trying to puff up their chests making fools of themselves, just them being there shows they are worried about xbox one and shows they are jealous of it's exclusives. Lol sony ponies, such a joke. Now begone, I humiliated u all enuff, I'm done with u, I'll waste no more words for u boys now and will not reply to teen jealousy and angst lol. Shoo fly shoo.


You my friend are a classic example of what is wrong with the gaming community, your post clearly started off complaining about the Sony Fanboys yet your post clearly shows you as a Xbox Fanboy, making you no different to the people you were complaining about. The Xbos One is a decent console, but it's not a great console. If MS had used some common sense and not design it around the Kinect, a tool which so far is only useful for non-gaming features...it's good but it's not worth the extra £80, it's also the reason why the Xbox is around a third less powerful than the PS4, MS needed to make cutbacks on the GPU side to keep costs down so they could put in the Kinect. To make matters worst it takes up 10% of the GPU resourses at all times. Also Xbox One is not without it's issues either, there have been numerate complaints about the faulty disc-drive.

The PS4 might have it's issues, the currupts files, some complaints of excessive noise etc...but it's £350 and it's 50% more powerful, where the XB1 is more expensive because of a piece of kit that the majority of consumers don't even care about. The PS4 is the better value, and you cannot argue about that. If you prefer the Xbox platform and don't care about the graphics as much and don't mind the console being more expensive, then that is your choice.

Personally i'll be getting a PS4 first, and once MS cut the price of the XB1 i'll look at get that as well. The industry needs both parties to be competitive, without it, the price of consoles will go the roof, we won't get exclusives, and game prices will liekly increase as well. We have a choice, if we didn't have a choice, I can gaurentee MS would not have reversed their DRM policy, without choice I can gaurentee Sony would have not only included a similar DRM policy they would have charged as much as MS did for the XB1 and force their camera on us.

Ultimately the winner in the competition is us the consumer, why would you not want both to do well? PS+ free games is there because Sony needed something major to compete with XBL.

blaine420  Feb. 3, 2014 at 19:58

Yes to the comment of we need both...ex. madden no competion so they keep putting out mediocre games...you need compition...the only thing I see bad about sony is they need to drop everything but gaming cause if they dont they will go bankrupt

doejohn  Feb. 3, 2014 at 20:55

All I am saying is that first sony was hacked by a 13 year old kid who stole credit cards and money from ps3 and now with ps4, you guys have this error code..... hard to say they are the leading competitor.
Plus, Sony as a corporation is only staying afloat due to playstation. Thr overall company is failing and also part of the reason why your playstation live is now being charged to your accounts.
Don't get me wrong tho, playstation did come out with blueray with their console's first and overall has better gaming depth but I can guess almost half of ps3 & ps4 users also use Microsoft for powerpoint and their other office's. So lets all please stop with the childish name calling and calling each other idiot's.

woahscam  Feb. 3, 2014 at 22:28

@DoeJohn

First off, Microsoft has been hacked before. Except they kept it all hush hush.
Second, Sony is staying up with competitors because they sell a whole array of products. You hear Microsoft just selling software. Also look at SNE vs MSFT on the stock market and tell me that is a 'failing' company.
Lastly, Microsoft powerpoint? What are we in elementary school? Times have changed, there is better software like prezi etc. Another example is this, Because Microsoft makes windows movie maker all movie producers use it to edit their films. No? My point exactly.
Your points are good but not good enough. Please provide better points next time and know your subject before typing.

Anarchist  Feb. 4, 2014 at 17:51

@DoeJohn, @woahscam and @anybodyelsethiscommentsuits

You are both clueless, and make **** points. Whatever your reasons for owning either console (wii u included...), go be happy with your console, play on them instead and leave Internet forums well alone.

Last edited by Anarchist, Feb. 4, 2014 at 17:53
petpeeve  Feb. 4, 2014 at 23:23

Leave the Internet forums alone.. Haha your hilarious. You're worse than my mother. So go play on your superior race pc and F off.

AoH616  Mar. 31, 2014 at 04:53

An error, what error? Oh that's right, the errors that plague the ps4 wrecking save files and corrupting hard drives. I almost forgot about it as sony just sweeps it under the rug and ps fanboys fail to ever mention it praying people just forget about their console having problems lol. Fact, it does, and plenty. But go ahead sony and ur ponies, keep brushing it aside, keep hiding it, keep conveniently forgetting to address it, that makes it as if it never happened! Lol sony logic.

Sony so desperate to get hype back up for their ps4 that they hide problems like this as well as other things like the problems with PS Now. They deliberately withhold back stock to make it seem like e ps4 is so in demand that it's always sold out, oops that backfired and everyone knows thanks to a sony insider who spilled the beans, and now magically there is more ps4 in stock, lol what a joke, shady to have to make up hype like that. Try letting the system speak for itself.

Oh wait, it can't. All u can say is it's more powerful lol, wow really that's it? Oh we also have a touch pad, light bar lol, and a mic! Lol no wonder they don't talk about their system but instead try to pick apart wiiU and xbox one. Too bad the xbox one is selling great, right behind the ps4 all the while being less powerful and more expensive. Lol sony ponies keep trying and keep failing. U have nothing and are so out of ur league it's not even worth replying to any of u any more. B..b..bbbb but my ps4 is so powerfulz! Lol keep saying that, u got nothing else lol.

Sony ponies so worried about xbox ones exclusives which will close the gap even more, so they rage and complain and make rumors lol. But of course they sit at their computer reading every titanfall article drooling over the pics, then lie and say they don't want it lol. Jealous at it's finest, ps4 fans don't care about xbox one or it's exclusives yet every article they are there trying to puff up their chests making fools of themselves, just them being there shows they are worried about xbox one and shows they are jealous of it's exclusives. Lol sony ponies, such a joke. Now begone, I humiliated u all enuff, I'm done with u, I'll waste no more words for u boys now and will not reply to teen jealousy and angst lol. Shoo fly shoo.


Blah blah, you could have saved everyone a good few seconds by prefacing your entire comment with "I'm an XB One fanboy".

You started out by slating "ps fanboys" when the rest of your post shows that you're nothing more than a fanboy yourself.

Firstly, the withholding of stock was just a marketing ploy; create the demand/hype by having it "sold out", and clearly one that worked for Sony judging by the sales figures, but don't believe for a second that Microsoft didn't or wouldn't do the same.
It's also nowhere near as underhanded as MicrosoftKNOWING the X360 wasn't ready and would have catastrophic failure rates, but releasing it anyway just to get a head-start on the market while PS3 was still being developed.
Yes they extended warranties to 3 years (only for RRoD 3 lights) eventually, but by that point they had the majority of the market and the cost was worth it. If their "release it too soon" strategy hadn't paid off, there is no way they'd have extended the warranty period, yet they're portrayed by the Xbox faithful as the "good guys" when in reality, they ripped them off by taking a gamble with the consumer's money.
At this point I'd like to point out that I had an X360 but was aware enough of the problems to wait, eventually settling for the "Jasper" core.


Nobody has denied that the PS4 has problems, in fact it's pretty common knowledge at this point and Sony have been quite upfront about things themselves when they've come to light, including the deterioration of the rubber on the analog sticks.
However, if you'd like to talk faults: The XB One updates that failed and bricked the consoles? The faulty optical drives? The hanging game installs?
The fact it's selling almost as well as PS4 despite being less powerful/capable and more expensive only really serves to highlight two things:
1. How many people are buying it out of brand loyalty (a knock on effect from Microsoft having a solid market hold from their "release it early" strategy.
2. Fanboys, possibly people that think that just because the X360 held the stronger position in the previous generation it will automatically be better now.

Yes there are a lot of people who bought PS4 out of brand loyalty/fanboyism as well, but we're not trying to reach a justification for their purchase decisions.



Exclusives? The only ones that comes to mind that I personally would play are Forza 5 and maybe the next GoW at a push. Oh wow, a whole 2 games(!) One a basic arcade racer (plenty of those to come on both platforms) and the other just another sequel with more of the same. The only other "exclusive" game you have worth mentioning is Halo which, in my opinion, is just another tired franchise that offers nothing new anyway.

As for Titanfall, why would anybody buy an XB One just for that? It's not a console exclusive, it's Microsoft, and as such I'd much rather play it on my PC at higher settings, resolution and framerate.


Both consoles will have their merits as well as their faults, and ultimately none of it matters as it comes down to consumer preferences. If I bought an XB One and didn't like it, I'd think nothing of selling up and switching to PS4, and the opposite is true as well. Brand loyalty is foolish and serves only to impose limits.

The competition between manufacturers is what keeps pushing advancement and improvement, not the fanboys bashing the competitor. Between Sony and Microsoft that competition is the reason for a lot of the features their consoles have implemented on this and the previous generation, and also the reason Microsoft pulled a 180 on the DRM fiasco.

If you're happy with your console then fair enough, it only means that you made the correct choice for you. It doesn't mean that people who did otherwise are somehow wrong.

The only person you have "humiliated" here is yourself, with your pointless, fanboy post.
The bottom line here is that you're juvenile and have nothing better to do than spew bile about a competing console and repeat "sony ponies" ad infinitum when it in no way affects you since I assume you won't be buying a PS4.

Anarchist  Mar. 31, 2014 at 13:41

The bottom line here is that you're juvenile and have nothing better to do than spew bile about a competing console and repeat "sony ponies" ad infinitum when it in no way affects you since I assume you won't be buying a PS4.


How ironic.

A fanboy, whining about fanboys that whined about fanboys.

Late  Mar. 31, 2014 at 16:25

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RandommondaR  Nov. 3, 2014 at 23:06

Lol.

So many people wasting their time posting these long ass posts in the comments section. Fanboys that deny being fanboys while whining about others that deny being fanboys that are also fanboys.

Get the console that has the games you want and/or that your friends are getting. /end

kljsdlksjadlj  May. 10, 2015 at 07:18

I **** have this with How to Survive Storm Warning Edition.... Im so sick of it. dammn.... Just at the end when Kovac makes his challenge, the game hangs and this stupid error appears, **** i paid 400 dllrs for this **** and 20 plus for the game only to have this ****. **** sony big time. Thanks Editor.

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