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How to fix ‘PS4 error SU-42118-6’?

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The PS4 is generally a very cohesive experience between the hardware and software providing a seamless gaming and multimedia experience to its users. However, tampering with this system can use issues.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the SU-42118-6 error code, its cause and how you can resolve this issue to get your console running again.

What causes the Playstation SU-42118-6 error?

The error is mainly caused by either a faulty storage drive or a loose or broken connection between the drive and the motherboard. A failure in your BD-ROM, the PS4’s blu-ray disc can also cause this issue. 

Quite a few users have experienced this issue while updating their consoles to Sony’s 7.50 update as well.

Also read: How to fix NP-34957-8 Playstation error?

How to fix the PS4 SU-42118-6 error?

The only way so far to fix the SU-42118-6 error is to check the storage drive you’ve got connected to the PS4. If you’re lucky, you might get away with either a loose connection or wiring.

Otherwise, you’re almost certainly going to have to replace the storage drive you currently have with a new one as this is a primary hardware issue.

You also might want to consider contacting professionals for help as we don’t recommend opening your console if you aren’t previously experienced with such disassemblies. The PS4 is a rather complicated device from the inside, and one wrong move can significantly increase your repair bill.

A hardware fault in the storage drive or the Blu-ray drive is most likely the cause of the issue.

Aforementioned, a hardware issue in your console’s Blu-ray drive can also cause the SU-42118-6 error on your PS4. The solution for this is the same as the one for the storage drive. You’re going to have to open up the console and check all physical connections between your drive and the motherboard. 

In case you find any loose tabs or connections, try reconnecting them properly and then reboot your console. If the error doesn’t go away, replacement is the way to go. 

Also read: How to fix ‘Playstation 4 error code SU-30625-6’?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: