One of the early technical errors on the PlayStation 5 was CE-106485-4. It appears when you try to install or run a game from a physical disk. According to information from user reports, the error is of a floating nature, that is, it may appear when loading one game, and then another completely unrelated to this one and after an indefinite period of time. An inscription appears on the screen: “Something went wrong.” We managed to find out that the failure appears only under certain systemic circumstances and it can really be fixed. Here’s everything you need to know about the CE-106485-4 error on PS5.
Reasons for the error
Usually the problem is triggered by the following reasons:
- damage to the disc;
- violation of the integrity of user files;
- conflict of loading processes;
- not enough free space on the internal SSD;
- freezing of the disk copying process when it is manually initiated;
- database corruption.
We were able to come to such logical conclusions based on all the information we have from users from around the world. There are probably deeper issues, but we will learn about them with more reports coming in.
How to fix error CE-106485-4 on PS5?
To remove the CE-106485-4 error when installing the game, just download it from the Internet. The digital copy can also be activated, just enter the key (indicated on the disc sticker or in the information about it). This is not really a solution, rather a workaround, but should work. It is also worth cleaning the disk with microfiber from any debris so that nothing interferes with reading the data.
Those who are serious about fixing the error should try the following methods.
1) Update Console Firmware
Many were helped by updating the operating system, apparently, after all, some versions of the shell have some kind of systemic problems.
How to do it:
- Open the “Settings” menu and go to the “System” tab.
- In the “System software” section, click on the “System software update” button.
2) Ignore manual disk copy
One simple life hack is to refuse manual copying and trust the automatic algorithms of the PS5. It looks like it worked for many and fixed the CE-106485-4 bug. You cannot press the “Copy” button after inserting the disc into the drive.
- Insert the game disc into the PlayStation 5 drive.
- We ignore the “Copy” button, which appears very soon, and wait a bit.
- After a while, the PS5 will automatically start the copying algorithm. If this does not happen, press the PS button on the joystick, and then – Power and restart the console.
- After downloading the set-top box, the copying procedure will start instantly. Otherwise, the problem is in the disk itself, and not in the software part.
3) Forced update of a frozen game
In the current procedure, the main task is to install and update the game, and for this you will need to create a one-time account.
What should be done:
- Save save files from the problematic game to the cloud or to an external drive (if any).
- Remove it even if it was only partially installed.
- Disable internet on console.
- Eject disc from DVD drive and create new user. Can be done through the “Quick Play” menu.
- Start the installation of the game with a new account, this time the procedure should go through without problems.
- We connect to the Internet.
- We launch the game update and wait for the upgrade to complete.
- Switch to your user and check the result.
4) Free up disk space
All of the previous methods won’t work if the PS5’s SSD doesn’t have enough space. Moreover, it may be enough end-to-end, but this will still not be enough, since there should still be a small supply of 5-10 GB. It is worth looking at how much free space is now and comparing it to the system requirements of the game.
5) Cancel the installation and start it again
Refusal of automatic installation may work when a window with a proposal to do so appears. Then you should manually try to start the installation. Also, if the error CE-106485-4 appears in PS5 at a certain percentage, you should wait until it reaches approximately this level and manually cancel it. At the moment of restarting, the procedure can be successful.
6) Clear the install queue
The PlayStation 5 is mono-tasking in terms of installation, that is, if you have an Internet queue for installing games, the physical installation will be unavailable. You must first go to the PS Store and cancel or stop downloading the game. Only then will the ability to complete the installation be restored. The console does not like to work with multiple installation processes at the same time and you need to take this into account.
7) Rebuild the database
If the root of the problem is more serious console crashes, you should try to reverse engineer the database.
Here’s what to do:
- Press the power button and wait for it to turn off.
- Hold the power button for 7-10 seconds until the second beep appears.
- Connect the controller with a USB cable and press the PS button.
- Among the available options on the screen, click “Restore Database”.
- It only remains to wait for the completion of the process, it can take up to a couple of hours.
And only in the most extreme case, it makes sense to reset the console. In most situations, error CE-106485-4 on PS5 should recede after previous steps. If all else fails, it’s definitely a disk (or drive, but this is treated under warranty).