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How to Fix Playstation Error WS-43680-1

The PlayStation WS-43680-1 is an infuriating error that stops players from logging into PSN and, most of the time, accessing the PS Store, PS Plus, or other such things. It also restricts online play and other features that make it a somewhat troublesome error if you plan to use your PlayStation to play some games. Keep reading this guide as we discuss the cause and how you can fix Playstation error WS-43680-1.

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How to Fix Playstation Error WS-43680-1

The Playstation WS-43680-1 error arises when the PSN is down. Yes! It is a server-related error and has nothing to do in particular from your side, granted you have already checked your internet connection, and it’s running fine. 

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First of all, whenever you encounter the PlayStation error WS-43680-1, you must first check the PSN status. If it is down or under any scheduled maintenance, wait for some time, maybe an hour or two, and the issue will get automatically resolved once the servers are back up. 

If the servers are working fine and you are still getting the PlayStation error WS-43680-1, you can try out the suggestion from the Reddit user flyeaglefly171, as per him; going into the Privacy setting and then backing out fixes the issue. 

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While many users replied that it worked, we couldn’t recreate the scenario and try the fix ourselves as whenever we faced the PlayStation error WS-43680-1, it was due to some issue with the PSN network. 

One thing we have tried out and fixed many network-related issues in PlayStation is using a wired internet connection and also setting a manual DNS rather than an automatic one. 

That is it. That concludes our guide on how to fix PlayStation error WS-43680-1.

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Hritwik Raj
Hritwik is a guides writer who has been writing about video games for almost a decade. He is a Computer Science graduate who has always been into gaming. Most of the time, you will find him covering News and Guides for various publications. And when he is not working, you will find him fighting with his friends about how good of a gamer he is. His favorite games include Fallout 76, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Souls series, Genshin Impact, and The Last of Us.

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