Your PS5 Won’t Turn On? Here’s how to fix it.

Your PS5 Won’t Turn On? Here’s how to fix it.

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Your PS5 won’t turn on. You’ve checked the power cord and the power brick and the PS5’s power button. You’ve reset the PS5, and you’ve done the whole routine. You’ve even unplugged the PS5 and plugged it back in. You’ve even tried a different power brick. You’ve called Sony Customer Service. Nothing’s working.

If you’re feeling frustrated, you’re not alone. But there are a few things you can try that might make it turn on.

The Reasons for a PS5 Not Turning On

The PS5 has a fault that prevents it from restarting once it has been put into Rest Mode. The simplest solution is to press and hold the power button for 15 seconds. Other probable causes for your PS5 not starting include:

  • There are issues with the power supply.
  • Software issues with the PlayStation 5
  • The console’s interior is filthy.
  • Internal hardware issues with your console

It’s most likely a software issue if your PS5 boots into Safe Mode. You have a hardware problem if the console is completely unresponsive.

When Your PS5 Won’t Turn On, Here’s What to Do

Repeat these instructions until your PS5 boots up normally.

Your PS5 Won't Turn On

  • Restart the PS5 manually:  Hold down the power button for 15 seconds if your console does not turn on after entering Rest Mode. The console will restart, and a warning notice will appear.

Note: It’s advisable to disable Rest Mode in the PS5 settings until Sony issues a patch to remedy this glitch.

  • Insert a game disc and see what happens: If the disc drive on your PS5 Standard Edition is empty, gently try to insert a game; do not force it. Your PS5 may start up normally if it automatically pulls in the disc.
  • Disconnect the power supply:  For 30 seconds, unplug the adapter from your PS5 and the power outlet. Try turning on the console after reconnecting the power source.
  • Restart your PlayStation 5:  Hold down the power button until the blinking LED light turns off if the console turns on but won’t startup. Unplug the supply and wait 20 minutes before reconnecting it and try to switch on the console.
  • Change your power cable: The PS5 makes use of the same IEC C7 power cable as the PS4 and PS3. If you have an older console, try swapping out the power cords to see if that solves the issue.
  • Change the power outlet:  A problem with your power strip, surge protector, or wall socket is possible. If other devices can’t use the same socket, try inserting your PS5 into a different one.
  • Try rebooting your PlayStation 5 in safe mode: Turn the console off, then hold down the power button until you hear a second beep to enter Safe Mode. Choose to reboot the console by pressing the PS button on your controller.
  • Update the PS5 system software manually: If Safe Mode is accessible, try downloading the most recent version of the system software to a USB drive and manually installing it.
  • Restart your PS5 in safe mode:  Consider resetting the console as a last resort because it will restore the system to factory settings and remove your game save data.
  • Clean the PS5’s interior: Dust can get into the console and cause overheating or other hardware issues, so clear it out using compressed air. The PS5 case is simple to open, however cleaning the delicate interior components requires special caution.


Sony can repair or replace your PS5. If all else fails, visit Sony’s PlayStation Fix and Replace page to discover if your PS5 is eligible for a free repair or replacement.