PS4 Won’t Turn On

PS4 Won’t Turn On?

Don’t worry because I am here to help you fix this but first you need to know the root cause of this problem.

A few questions that I have answered for you if your PS4 isn’t turning on, else jump to Solution 1.

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Why is my PS4 not turning on?

Some possible issues that can possibly be the reason are:

  1. Bugs that damage inside the console.
  2. Faulty Power supply.
  3. The faulty power button on your console.

What do you do if your PS4 won’t turn on?

What you can do is reboot your PS4 or reconnect the power cable moreover you can check your HDMI cables.

How do I force start my PS4?

Press and hold the power button until and release the button after the second beep and you are good to go.

Why does my PS4 beep but not turn on?

This is due to overheating of the console and not having the available airflow as there could be something obstructing the PS4 air vents so the space should be large enough for the air to flow properly.

Why does my PS4 take so long to turn on?

This might be due to some game or your operating system running slow as there might be an external storage device connected so just relax your PS4 is fine.

I hope there will be other questions in your mind too but the answer to your questions and problem is in these solutions below.

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Solution 1: Reconnect The Power Cable

The first thing you need to do reconnect the power cable when your PS4 won’t turn on.

This will power reset your PS4 and clear the corruption on your console.

So let’s do it:

  1. Unplug the power cable from your PS4.
  2. Wait for about 30 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cable back into your console.
  4. Press the power button on your console and check if it works.

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And make sure the cable is not damaged and if it is then replace it with a new one.

Solution 2: Clear The Dust In Your PS4

If the above solution doesn’t works then try this one as sometimes the dust in your PS4 can lead to the PS4 not working properly so all you need to do is open the top plate of the PS4 and try blowing into the vents or disk drive.

When you are done with this then start your PS4 and see if the problem has solved.

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Solution 3: Insert a Disk Into Your PS4

Sometimes your PS4 can turn on automatically by inserting a disk in it.

Your console will detect the disk which will lead to turning on your PS4.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Plug the power cable into your PS4
  2. Now slowly insert your disk and just keep pushing it Slowly you see your console turned on automatically.
  3. Now pull your disk out from the consoleinsert disk in ps4-ps4 wont turn on

And if this doesn’t work then continue reading the next solution.

Solution 4: Rebuild the PS4 Database

This is the best solution that has worked out for many users.

This Rebuild Database feature allows you to clean up the data on your PS4 and sort out everything on the hard drive.

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So let’s turn on your PS4:

  1. Connect DUALSHOCK 4(DS4) to a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to pair it.
  2. Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep and will boot in Safe Mode.
  3. Now go down to option number 5 and select “Rebuild Database
  4. Wait for the process to complete and your PS4 won’t turn on the problem will be solved.

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Solution 5: Service Your PS4

So if you have tried all of the above solutions and in case non of them worked then, there must be a problem from inside of your console.

Maybe some component has been damaged. If your PS4 is still in warranty then you can contact Sony support which will tell you about the condition of your console that if it is replaceable or repairable but it will take some time.


If you can’t wait to play more games then all you need to do is pay some specialist to fix the problem and remember going to a good specialist who knows how to handle these consoles if you don’t want your PS4 to be destroyed by your own money.

If you got any questions just ask and let us know which solution best worked for you.


Zul is an avid gamer with a passion for RPG and racing games. He enjoys playing games like Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto 5 and is also skilled at fixing errors and crashes to enhance the gaming experience. Zul stays up-to-date with the latest gaming news and enjoys sharing his knowledge through writing gaming guides and articles.
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