GTA 5 PS3 install problems: Sony offers another potential fix

Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 owners have experienced a slew of installation problems on both PS3 and Xbox 360. A Sony fix issued back in January could further assist owners of the PlayStation edition.

We covered the initial problems here, along with details of error code 80029564.

Spotted by MCV, Sony issued a statement on the code back in January, and it could offer further assistance to those experiencing issues with the game.

It reads:

“The error code 80029564 which appears while attempting to download a game patch is an indicator that there has been a connection issue to the server during the download attempt. The reason for this may be down to a number of factors.

“Some Virgin Media consumers were experiencing this issue, however this was subsequently identified and fixed by Virgin prior to Christmas ’12. So the if the issue is still persisting there are other reasons this may be the case.

“As the error code is only an indicator of the connection there are several troubleshooting suggestions that can be tried.

“This may be down to load on the server at that point in time, in which case you can wait and attempt to download the file when the servers are less busy.

“There may be a high level of traffic caused by other internet users, so again you may want to attempt the download at a different time.

“If you continue to get the issue you can try resetting the modem and router for a number of minutes, and then restart them. Once this is done try re-establishing a connection between the router and your PlayStation 3 from the beginning.”

It’s an old fix, but it could work. Let us know if you try it below.