How To Fix PS5 CE-107520-5 Error | Install The Latest System Software

Some PS5 owners are starting to get update-related errors. In today’s post, we’ll deal with the annoying PS5 error code CE-107520-5. This error is usually accompanied by the “Please install the latest system software” message. 

If you are getting this same exact error and you have no idea how to go about it, you’ve come to the right article.

What does error code CE-107520-5 mean on your PS5?

If it’s been a while since you’ve last updated your console, one of the possible PlayStation 5 error codes that may show up is CE-107520-5. Typically, this error code indicates that your PlayStation 5 is running an outdated system software. However, we’ve also known that even those consoles that were recently updated may still display the error code because of other reasons.

When you get the error code CE-107520-5, the console will be unable to connect to the internet. This is because Sony’s PlayStation Network will block any system from transacting online or playing an online multiplayer game when it detects an older software version.

Causes of PS5 error code CE-107520-5

There are a handful of known reasons why you may have the error code CE-107520-5 on your PS5. 

PS5 software requires an update.

By design, your PlayStation 5 should automatically scan for system updates and prompt you to install them. However, this default system will not work if you leave your console disconnected from the internet most of the time, or when you intentionally ignore to install any new updates.

PS5 system software is corrupted.

For other gamers, the main reason for their PS5 error code CE-107520-5 is something entirely out of their control, like when the software becomes corrupted. We’ve seen this happen in a few PS5 consoles as well as in some older PS4 devices before. 

System software corruption can occur if your PlayStation 5 suddenly turns off in the middle of an update installation during a power blackout, or when you force to shut down the console while updating.

PSN server is down.

PS5 error code CE-107520-5 has also been reported in a few cases during times when Sony’s PlayStation Network is down. While this is clearly temporary and a minor one, we deem it necessary to remind you to check the PSN server status page if you happen to experience the error code out of the blue.

How to fix PS5 CE-107520-5 error | “Please install the latest system software”

In general, fixing the PS5 error code CE-107520-5 is easy. Below are the solutions that you can try if you find yourself dealing with this error code.

Verify PSN server status.

The first important thing that you must do is to ensure that there’s no on-going server problems.  To do that, simply head over to the official PlayStation Network status page and check:

https://status.playstation.com/

Troubleshoot your home internet.

Once you’ve verified that no PSN service is preventing any update issues, the next troubleshooting step that you must do is to make sure that your home internet is not the culprit. Try running a speed test on your PlayStation 5 by going under its network settings. Then, check if the device has good download speed and if there’s no indicated network errors in the result.

After doing the speed test, the next thing that you can do is to power cycle the modem or router. To do that, just turn the router off and unplug it from the power source for 30 seconds.

Then, once the connection has been restored on your console, try checking for the latest system software again.

Manually update your using a USB drive.

If there’s no PSN outage at all, you should attempt to update the system software manually. You can do this by downloading the update file to a USB drive. Learn how to do this particular procedure by following this link: 

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/update-playstation-system-software-safe-mode/

Update your PS5 using a game disc.

If you can’t update your console via internet or USB drive for some reason, another way to do it is by using a game disc. Some games may include the latest PS5 update version needed to run the game. If you’ve purchased a new game recently and you’re having trouble with this particular PS5 error code, going through the game disc update route may be the only way to fix the problem.

Factory reset your PlayStation 5.

If none of the solutions above has helped so far, consider resetting your PS5. This is an effective way to fix unknown software glitch for the PS5. Unless the cause of the problem is hardware malfunction, a PS5 factory reset is a good update method and should force the console to return to its default software settings.

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