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I get error code 80029780 which I believe is an activation issue. How do I reactivate or reset my system? I have games in my download list that I can't play because they won't download.

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Sonds like u keep activating and deactivating your account on the playstation network. Once you reach 15 times of doing this, you have to wait one week before you can activate your account again.
Hope this Helps.


Posted on Apr 11, 2011


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Activation Problem

1) Please visit the SEN website (below) and login with your PSN credentials
2) On the Home tab (which will load after login) you should see devices and activation in the top left (below the Home icon). Click "Playstation Systems" here.
3) If you see the message "You have reached the maximum number of PlayStation 3 Systems for Video (1)." you may have to contact Sony directly, but first deactivating and reactivating is worth a shot (do not worry, unless you are trying to scam the system there is no reason deactivating and reactivating a legitimate device should cause an issue). Skip to Step 5 if this is the case. Continue to Step 4 if no PS3 system is present.
4) If no PS3 system is showing in this list, click "Activate a Playstation System" and follow the steps listed there on your PS3.
5) If it is in fact showing a PS3 system and you either have the message that you have the max systems for video or no messages at all, then click the icon that looks like a PS3, this system may have a nickname assigned by you, if not it will be labeled "My PS3 System" as that is the default.
6) Click "Deactivate" and follow the steps if any, then click "Return to Devices" if applicable (if you are already on the devices screen now, please disregard.
7) Click "Activate a Playstation System" and follow the steps there on your PS3.
8) If your PS3 system is still not allowing you to view videos, music, or stream, then look at the bottom right for the small text "customer support" beneath "help". Click "customer support".
9) Click the "Contact Us" tab in the right middle of the screen.
10) Scroll to the bottom and choose to either contact via phone or email. Describe the problem you are having activating your PS3 for video and they should be able to manually reset the activations and allow you to activate your PS3 system once and for all.

May 24, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Im trying to download the new map pack for cod on my ps3 but it says problem installing and giving me the error code 80029780

Hello Stephen,
That means all your activations have been used up and you'll have to wait an extra week before you can download again.
However, pay attention: have you registered this account on multiple ps3 consoles?
If the account has been deactivated on the other PS3 systems properly and you still get the error, then it wasn't properly registered through Sony's servers and you'll have to contact Sony directly to let them know your account wasn't deactivated properly on other ps3 consoles.
Here's the telephone number: 1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Hope this helps!

Aug 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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When i try to activate my account it says an error (80029780) and all my maps have gone for cod 6 and blackops so what do i do?

try a complete reboot of the system, but leave it unplugged for a min or so - it worked when I had a similar problem

Mar 15, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to resolve error code 80029780?

If this is in reference to the latest stream of PS3 errors. It's because the Playstation Network has been experiencing difficulties over the day. Try logging in later, but for now the best bet is just to be patient until they sort out their sign in issues.

hope this helped...

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can not activate my account and keep getting error code 80029780, Themes bought via ps store are corrupted and game add ons are non do i resolve this?

so far from what my eyes have seen the best way to fix this is patience sony and (EVERYONE ELSE BEFORE SONY) have said to wait it out for three days and during those three days DON'T USE THE PSN hope this helps im trying to see if it works today

Sep 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My psp says error (80010087)

Try these steps:

1 save your data on your psp system to a memory stick 2 reset system to default settings
3 delete old license folder
4 reactivate psp on playstation store
5 try it again

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