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A number of people are having trouble using the PSP Store. A thread on the PlayStation Forums shows the growing frustrations of those that have met error 80048516. They rightfully purchased content from the Store, and simply cannot transfer the data over to their systems. Some users complain they've purchased over $30 worth of content that they're no longer able to access.

Calls to PlayStation support lines have left the users frustrated at the seeming lack of a solution. Constant days of "research" on their part seems to suggest only one solution: returning the system for a new one. We haven't encountered issues with the Store on our end, but we also don't manage more than one license at a time per system. A word of warning: don't deactive your PSP systems unless you really mean it! And don't try having multiple licenses (from different territories, for example) on your system.

We wish the best of luck to those affected, and hope to have an update regarding their situation in the near future.

[Thanks, Hashbrown_Hunter!]

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Trekster_Gamer21

1-10-2008 @ 1:50AM

Trekster_Gamer said...

Sony is not customer friendly, they better get there act together or the PSP is liken to start doing as bad as the PS3!

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Rye22

1-10-2008 @ 11:15AM

Rye said...

I purchased a game around Christmas and get that error EVERY TIME! Sony Support basically told me to download the PSP Media Download app (duh) and try again... Hopefully this problem will be corrected with the next Firmware update.

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ahole_derby23

1-10-2008 @ 1:04PM

ahole_derby said...

I got the error after I purchased "Beats" and download it to my Windows XP PC. I reinstalled the Downloader app, and rebooted a couple of times. Finally, I gave up. Luckily for me, I also own a PS3. After I got home, I looked in my PS3 store's download list, and found "Beats". I downloaded it to my PS3, then transferred it to my PSP without any other problems.

The current system really blows. Why in the world doesn't the store work by simply allowing direct downloads to the actual PSP?!

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brad_snake41224

1-10-2008 @ 3:02PM

brad_snake412 said...

the speed of your internet if its too slow it does that as well

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DarCowAlways25

1-10-2008 @ 6:45PM

DarCowAlways said...

FINALLY! I'm so glad a site is actually talking about this. If you're looking at that other page in the PS forums, check out this one:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=psp&thread.id=3218813&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

It's got six pages (as of this post) talking about it. And, It always get error code '0x8004810b'. Check out this page before you say 'download the installer', please.

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Hashbrown_Hunter26

1-11-2008 @ 1:59AM

Hashbrown_Hunter said...

Yeah so now there are two errors getting to the PS Store. Hopefully PSP Fanboy can generate some kind of public awareness for Sony about this problem. I've paid for Beats and I wanna play it!

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fuzzyback27

1-15-2008 @ 4:40PM

fuzzyback said...

i had the 80084516 download error happen to me when i made the mistake of using a pc running vista

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