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The PlayStation 5 is a hotly anticipated console among gamers as the follow-up to the PlayStation 4.
Fixing a non-booting PlayStation 5 is explained in this article. Standard and Digital Editions of the PlayStation 5 should follow these instructions.
We’ve compiled a list of possible solutions here. If you’re having the same problem, you might want to give the following a shot:
Solution 1: Manually Reboot PS5
Holding down the power button for 15 seconds will cause the console to restart, with a warning notice appearing on the screen during the process.
And if you’re still having problems with your PS5 not turning on but beeping, move on to the next remedy.
Solution 2: Check the Power Supply
If you are having trouble with your PS5 not turning on, try rebooting the console. If the PS5 is unable to remain powered on at all times, the power source should be checked.
You should examine the power cable for damage by disconnecting it from the AC (alternating current) source. If it is damaged, you should try contacting the vendor to see if you can get a replacement. If this is the case, wait a few minutes and then reconnect the power cord properly to the outlet. After that, try turning on your console again to see if the problem has been resolved or not.
It is recommended that you disconnect the power cord from the PS5 console and plug it into a separate socket in order to supply power to the console if the problem continues. Then try to switch on the console again. If it fails to switch on again, you should go to the next step in the repair process.
Solution 3: Make Sure the HDMI Cable Is Connected Properly
If your PS5 is not turning on, you should also check the HDMI connection in addition to the AC power cord. The HDMI cable can be reconnected to ensure that it is properly connected.
The HDMI cable should be connected to the HDMI port on the back of your PS5 console, with the other end of the cable connected to the HDMI input on your TV. Please see the image below for further information. Then double-check that the AC power cord is properly connected before attempting to switch on your PS5 console. If you are having trouble turning on the PS5, try using a different HDMI cable.
Solution 4: Insert a Disk Into Your PS5
The PlayStation 5 is available in two configurations: a Standard Edition and a Digital Edition. The former has an optical disc drive that is compatible with Blu-ray discs, but the latter does not. In the event that you have the Standard Edition of PS5 rather than the Digital Edition, you can try inserting a PS5 disc into your PS5 console to see if the machine would identify the disc and switch itself on automatically.
- Prepare a disc by carefully wiping it down with a soft, clean cloth to remove any dirt or prints that may have appeared.
- Maintain the vertical orientation of your PS5 console on the console stand, and then slowly place the disc into the console’s optical drive. Please keep in mind that when you try to insert the disc, the top side of the disc should be pointing to the left.
If your PlayStation 5 system turns on, you can remove the disc and your PlayStation 5 should continue to function normally. If, on the other hand, you are using the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you have no choice but to try the following approach.
Solution 5: Restart PS5 In Safe Mode
Alternatively, if your PS5 will not power on but instead beeps or flashes with light, you can attempt to restart it in Safe Mode.
- To ensure that the console has been shut down, press the power button on the front panel of the console.
- Press and hold the power button for a few seconds. When you hear the second beep, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
- Connect the controller and press the PS button on the back of it to start playing. Then you’ll be able to boot into the PS5 Safe Mode.
- You will see the following options when you enter Safe Mode, and you should select the first one to restart your PlayStation 5.
However, if this does not work, please try the following approach once more.
Solution 6: Clean the Inside of Your PS5 Console
Dust can clog the fan, preventing your PS5 console from properly cooling down, which can lead to overheating and other hardware issues over time, as well as other problems. If you have been using your PS5 console for several months, it is recommended that you clean the inside of your system.
You’ll need soft cloths, isopropyl alcohol in a strong concentration, and a compressed air duster to properly clean the console. When selecting a cloth, make certain that it will not leave a residue on the surface. A compressed air duster is typically equipped with a thin and long nozzle that allows it to quickly clean corners where hands are unable to get to. You may purchase one on Amazon.
All of the wires from your PlayStation 5 console should be disconnected, and the console should be placed on a desk.
Wait for a few minutes before continuing. Then, using the compressed air duster, blow out any dust and debris that has accumulated in the ports as well as the exhaust from the fan.
Use a cloth that has been sprayed with alcohol to gently wipe off the entire console with care. After that, wipe the console down with a dry cloth once more.
It is not necessary to remove the white case from your PlayStation 5 console in order to finish a quick cleanup. However, if it becomes essential, you may quickly open the casing to clean the internal components with a compressed air duster. Be careful when cleaning them so that such small bits are not damaged in the process of cleaning.
After cleaning your PS5 system, make sure it is absolutely dry before attempting to turn it on for the very first time.
Method 7: Update System Software
If you can access Safe Mode, consider downloading the most recent version of the system software to a USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive, and then installing the system software in Safe Mode to resolve the PS5 not turning on issue.
- Please keep in mind that before updating the PS5 system software, the USB flash drive must be formatted as FAT32. You can format your USB flash drive using File Explorer, Disk Management, or Command Prompt if you attach it to a Windows PC. MiniTool Partition Wizard can also be of assistance. Now, let’s learn how to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to format it to FAT32.
- Connect the USB flash drive to a PC running Windows. Then get MiniTool Partition Wizard, install it, and run it.
- Right-click the partition on your USB flash drive in MiniTool Partition Wizard and select Format.
- Select FAT32 as the File System in the pop-up box. Then click OK to proceed.
- When you return to the main screen, click the Apply button in the lower left corner to begin the formatting process.
- To open File Explorer, press Win + E. Then, on your USB flash drive, make a new folder called PS5. Create a new folder called UPDATE after opening the PS5 folder.
- Download the official PS5 update file and place it in the UPDATE folder. Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the official PS5 system software update page.
- Scroll down until you see the Download an update file for a PS5 console link.
- Right-click the PS update file in the section and choose Save link as. Open the UPDATE folder in the pop-up box and click Save. Wait patiently for a file called PS5UPDATE to appear. PUP.
- Now, remove the USB flash drive and attach it to your PS5. Then, restart your PS5 in Safe Mode and choose the third option, Update System Software.
- Select Update from USB Storage Device > OK in the following box.
Solution 8: Reset PS5
If you still can’t power on your PS5 after manually updating the system firmware, you may need to consider resetting your console.
Please keep in mind that throughout the resetting procedure, all data on your console will be erased. As a result, please ensure that you have exhausted all of the preceding procedures, and use this one only when necessary to diagnose the problem.
- Start your PS5 console in Safe Mode.
- When the Safe Mode options appear, select Reset PS5 (the sixth option). Then, once the process is complete, wait.
- If the problem of the PS5 not turning on persists, you may need to restore the PS5 system software in Safe Mode.
Solution 9: Initialize PS5
By initializing your console, all system settings will be reverted to default, also known as a factory reset, and this is the least you can do to remedy the PS5 won’t turn on problem.
Make sure the external USB drive is large enough to hold your PS5 data and is formatted in FAT.
So, let’s go back to PS5 and start over:
- Connect your USB drive to your PlayStation 5.
- Select System from the PS5 Settings menu.
- Choose Back Up and Restore > As a backup, Now, on your PS5, pick the data you wish to backup and press the Next button.
- Give your backup a name and select Back Up.
- When you press the X button on your controller, your data will begin to backup.
- After your data has been entirely backed up, unplug your USB device from the console.
- Return to PS5 settings and scroll down to Initialization.
- Select Initialize PS5 > Full initialization from the menu.
- Then, to finish the process, follow the on-screen directions.
Note: DO NOT TURN YOUR PS5 OFF DURING INITIALIZATION AS THIS WILL CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR PS5.
Solution 10: Power Cycle Your PS5 Console
Another option for dealing with the problem of your PS5 not turning on but beeping or flashing white light is to power cycle the system. The steps are listed below in detail.
- Hold down the power button for a few seconds until the power light stops blinking.
- Remove the power cable and leave it off for at least 20 minutes to allow the power to be completely drained.
- Reconnect the power cable and attempt to switch on your PlayStation 5 system again.
Solution 11: Contact Customer Support
If none of the above solutions work for you, your only option is to visit the PlayStation Official Website and report the problem on their support page, where you will typically receive a response within 24 hours. If none of the above solutions work for you, your only option is to visit the PlayStation Official Website and report the problem on their support page.
Make sure to list all of the remedies you’ve used on your console plus in your report. It is also beneficial to include a picture of the error screen. Providing this information will assist the support agent in determining the root cause of the error.