If your PS4 doesn’t turn on, it could be due to a malfunctioning console. Fortunately, you can do some basic things to turn it back on. Today we’ll explore why that might be the case and what to do if your PS4 still won’t turn on and keeps beeping.
In the first part, learn the different causes that can explain the breakdown of your console. Then, discover all the solutions, tips, and advice to fix your PS4 that refuses to turn on.
Why does your PS4 not turn and keep beeping?
So what are the different causes that can prevent your PlayStation 4 from turning on? When your PS4 keeps beeping, multiple factors can be the cause. Therefore, you will have to carry out various checks and manipulations to find the origin of the problem and the related solution.
- Your PS4 no longer turns on but sends signs of life – a light signal?
The PS4 won’t start, but the light is blue – likely due to a minor software bug or processor issue. It’s easy to fix and doesn’t require an expert – it might be a power surge that’s put it in safe mode, especially if there was a power cycle cut.
- Does your PS4 turn off by itself?
It is most likely overheating or poor maintenance of your console – dust, dirt, and insects. The breakdown can be more or less simple to solve, depending on the origin of the problem.
- Your PS4 no longer turns on and keeps beeping.
In this case, the failure can be explained by a problem with the power supply, connectors, hard drive, or defective internal components, which are generally found on the motherboard. These problems are, in most cases, more severe because they require parts replacement. In some cases, professional help will be needed.
What to do when your PS4 Beeps but won’t turn on?
First and foremost, if your PS4 that no longer turns on is still eligible for warranty, we recommend that you contact PlayStation Support or your console retailer for free repair or replacement service.
Restart your PS4
If your PS4 beeps 3 times or is not turning on, it may be due to software or minor microprocessor issues. To fix these beeping issues, you can first restart your console. If this doesn’t work, try restarting in safe mode.1. Turn off, then turn on the console.
At first, when your PS4 does not turn on at all or partially, try to turn it off, then restart your PS4 by doing the following:
- Make sure your PlayStation is turned off by pressing the power button for a few seconds;
- Unplug your PlayStation from its power cable and wait 30 minutes;
- Reconnect the power cord and turn the console back on using the button on the front;
- Press the PS button on the DualShock controller.
Restart in the safe mode the console
- If your PS4 doesn’t start, try turning it on with Safe Mode. This only applies if it’s crashed, not starting, or emitting a sound/light. If it won’t turn on and shows no signs, skip to the next troubleshooting step. Make sure the console is turned off by holding down the power button;
- With the PlayStation turned off, press and hold the power button until you hear a second beep approximately 7 seconds after the first beep;
- Connect your controller to the console and press the PS button;
- PS4 Safe Mode will appear. Select “Restart PS4”. You will not lose any of your data through this mode.
If you managed to restart your PS4 by following the safe restart procedure, the failure is most likely due to a software bug, mainly an incomplete system update. To prevent the problem from reoccurring, proceed immediately to the latest Update available on your console.
If you are used to playing offline, remember to connect to a Wi-Fi network occasionally so that updates can be made.
Hard Drive Failure
If your PS4 isn’t responding after safe mode, the hard drive may be faulty or not connected properly. This means no sound or light. Try removing it. There are tutorials online to help. If you need help, contact a professional data recovery company.
Power and connection problems on the PS4
A faulty power supply or poor connections can explain a PS4 that no longer turns on. In this case, the console does not turn on nor transmit any light or sound signal. Several checks can then be made to try to detect the origin of the breakdown and, consequently, the solution to repair it:
1. Check the connections and cables. Ensure that the cables are correctly plugged into their port and not damaged.
2. Check that your wall socket is working. To do this, plug another functional electrical device into the socket. If it comes back on, the outlet is not at fault. If it doesn’t come back on, the problem is clear. Call an electrician to repair the faulty outlet.
3. If you are using a power strip, remove it. Indeed, in addition to being able to be faulty, a power strip causes voltage concerns and electrical noise likely to interfere with the proper functioning of the PS4.
4. Test the power cord. The power cord wears out over time until it no longer works. Essential to operate the PS4; it is likely responsible for the failure. Try replacing it with another new or compatible power cable.
5. If your PS4’s power button doesn’t work anymore, it could be because you recently unplugged it. To fix this, remove the cover from the console and ensure that the metal part connecting the power button to the console’s surface is intact. Be careful not to replace the surface with the console’s internal system start button, which will damage the console. Overheating problem on your console
If your PS4 has turned itself off and won’t turn on, overheating may be the cause. Indeed, the PlayStation has a thermal probe that immediately causes the console to shut down when it detects an abnormally high temperature. This is called safe mode.
In this case, you will often see a message indicating that the console is overheating, or you will hear a fan noise when it turns off. Also, when the console turns off, you should hear a beep. To solve this problem and prevent it from happening again, here are the recommendations:
- Use the PS4 in a ventilated place, away from humidity and heat (below 104°F).
- Avoid placing objects in front of the ventilation holes so as not to block them. Maintain a distance from any surface and the console of at least 20 inches.
- Regularly clean the dust on the PS4 and watch out for dirt that can end up clogging the filters and ventilation of the console and hindering its proper functioning.
If your PS4 keeps shutting down on its own and refusing to turn it back on, a fan failure or a faulty temperature sensor may be the cause. In this case, it will be necessary to call a professional to repair the malfunction.
Maintenance problem on your PS4
A maintenance problem can cause malfunctions, particularly that of your PS4, which refuses to turn on. Indeed, dust, dirt, and sometimes insects can lodge inside the console and prevent it from working correctly. If you notice that your PlayStation is particularly exposed to dirt and dust or that insects are potentially inside, it will need to be cleaned.
If your PS4 still won’t turn on after a few tries, it may need to be diagnosed and repaired by a professional. Indeed, a PlayStation consists of many electronic and electrical parts. Constantly stressed and yet relatively fragile, they can wear out or become unsoldered due to temperature variations.
As a result, they eventually break down. Being essential in the correct functioning of the console, when one of these components fails, the PS4 can no longer turn on.
Finally, if your PS4 no longer turns on after a power outage, the substantial voltage variations associated with it have triggered the console’s security mode. In this case, unplug your console, wait 20 minutes and then turn it back on.
If your PlayStation 4 still won’t turn back on, try restarting it in Safe Mode. And if nothing helps, the overvoltage may have fried a component. However, this is much rarer and generally occurs in the event of a very high voltage peak, for example, during a thunderstorm.