PS3’s Playstation Error 80023017: PSN Maintenance, Tips For Sony

By Peter Chubb - Sep 23, 2010

A few days ago Sony updated its PS3 firmware to version 3.50, which gave PlayStation 3 users full 3D Blu-ray support. The update started well, that was until PSN went down. Users were met with PlayStation Error 80023017; upon further research this error code means that PSN is undergoing maintenance.

At first users were not aware that PSN planned this and thought that Sony’s servers were having an issue – you could just imagine the response that not only us but PlayStation forums were getting.

Going back to our original post where we reported the news that PSN was down, it did not take long for our users to offer Sony their tips on how to go about this the next time. We know that Sony took PSN down while most users were at work in the U.S., but being down for so long angered so many users.

One reader did say that Sony had informed us days before that there was to be a scheduled maintenance, which will always return the error code 80023017. His tip to other PlayStation Network users was to add PlayStation to their Facebook and Twitter friends that way they will be kept informed of future updates.

Although these users were trying to offer what they thought were tips, to be fair they all thought that it was an issue with the update, but we do still wonder why PSN was down for so long? If you can offer any tips for Sony, then please do so below.

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  • DrG

    Hello, im from colombia and i get the same fckng error…. how can i fix this????

  • flamio4

    ohh thats not good i cant get it till tomorrow:(

  • flamio4

    im trying to get the map packs for black ops called first strike im updating my ps3 to version 3.56 so hopefully this will work

  • flamio4

    im trying to get the map packs for black ops called first strike im updating my ps3 to version 3.56 so hopefully this will work

  • dummdumm

    just read the official ps3 site "BLOG"…back up @ 03:00 GMT 10 march
    80023017 maintenance

  • Taz

    Yep this is sooo annoying does anyone no when it starts working again? I want to go on the store and comes up with 80023017!!!!

  • dummdumm

    Yup…how lomg this gonna take?

  • jack Mccarrison

    great its down again. Anyone got it to?

    • david

      mine gone down to mate its a joke

  • Dark

    my main account is not affected here… its a new ps3 it works fine on main account but my daughter cannot use the online part at all now ..error 80023017

  • tom

    omg wen will this be fixed i dun qa cod black ops update and now it wont sign in it sais error 8oo230117

  • Mw2 player

    I still can't sign in

  • debo82

    ps3 hurry up!!!

  • Tonys mum

    Yeah you pay for xbox live – PSN is free… who's the idiot?

  • Tony

    hahahah you get what you pay for. Love Xbox LIVE.

    • Nick

      Haters gonna hate…

    • Chris

      What a giant hair dryer!?! WAY TO GO.

  • Scoobymac

    I updated my PS3 last night with the latest version and everything after the update was working fine i downloaded a few demos and they all worked fine i will try again tonight and let you know if any issues have now risen

  • Jamie

    I thought that this maintenance was supposed to be finished by now and if it is then its having a long lasting effect on my ps3 which is only a couple of months old. I have the 250gb slimline and all I get now when I try to log in to PSN is a message telling me that my e-mail or password is wrong. Then when I checked my e-mail, it had changed and all the letters were jumbled up. I had no idea what was going on but I checked mine again this morning and it is still doing it. My PS3 seems to think that my email is completely wrong. I'm quite annoyed because I don't know whether PSN is still down or whether my Ps3 is now useless can someone please help?
    I mean Hell I love Sony and I hate 360 but come on there could at least be a message saying sorry the network is down due to maintenance we'll be back soon instead of me thinking my ps3 is broken. I mean what's happening?
    If anyone has any answers please email me