How to Fix a PS4 That Keeps Turning Off by Itself
This might be a minor issue depending on when it happens and can be easily fixed, or it can be a sign that your console needs proper servicing. First, however, we will be talking about ways to troubleshoot the problem. Then, you have to read and follow those given instructions method by method.
A PS4 turning off all by itself can be trivial or catastrophic. The PlayStation may have corrupted firmware or weak soldering of internal components, or it may have overheated. A bad hard drive, dust, or dirt on the switch can also cause the problem.
The cause of this problem varies, and so do the fixes. We’ve compiled different working ways to fix the issue below. All you have to do is follow that explained method one after the other to learn which one works for your console:
Whenever you encounter such a problem, the first thing to try is resting the console. A simple reset can fix any error that can cause the problem. Follow the below steps to rest your console:
- First, locate and unplug the power cable at the back of the console.
- Then, wait for about 5 minutes.
- Now, push the power button 2-3 times, and reconnect the power cable.
- Next, press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep.
- Now, connect the PS4 controller to the console with the USB cable.
- Then, navigate downward using the D-Pad and choose “Initialize PS4” using the X button.
Note: Ensure you backup your games and other valuable stuff before resetting because this will erase everything on the console.
The problem may be due to outdated software, so we recommend you follow the below steps to update your console software:
- Go to Settings.
- Locate and click on System Software Update.
- Click Update Now.
Starting the PlayStation 4 in safe mode can also help fix the problem. Here’s how:
- Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep.
- Then, plug in the controller and push the PS button.
The problem might be due to overheating, kindly remove the PlayStation from the wall outlet and position it in a well-ventilated area to calm it down for a while. Now, plug it back and see if the problem persists.
An improperly seated hard drive can cause performance problems, and a faulty one can stop your console from working. The easiest fix is to ensure that the drive is seated firmly, but you may also have to replace the PS4 hard drive.