How to Easily Fix it when PlayStation 4 Won’t Turn On

This article explains how to quickly fix it when PlayStation 4 won't turn on.

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70/100 of PlayStation 4 gamers have experienced a problem turning on their video game console. It can be so frustrating when you’re in the mood to play a game on your PS4 and when you try to on it, it won’t just come up, or sometimes the power comes on and off immediately. This article explains how to quickly fix it when PlayStation 4 won’t turn on.

Sometimes there is a beep coming out, or the light on the console flashes, but all the user will see is a blank screen on their connected Visual device. If you face such an issue, it’s nothing big as it’s a common problem most PlayStation 4 experience. 

To solve such a problem, Novabach jas gathered some troubleshoot tips that will assist you in finding a solution to your PlayStation4 problem. Although you may not need to try all the tips before the issue gets resolved, it is better to be informed and has knowledge of the solutions in case you experience such difficulties again. 

Here Are 6 Ways To Solve Common PlayStation 4 Problems

1. Reconnection Of Power Cable

The first procedure is the reconnection of the power cable. A power reset on your PS4  can clear the problems on your console. This is the first thing you should try when your PS4 cannot turn on.


  • Disconnect the power cable from your PS4.
  • Wait for at least 30 seconds.
  • Connect the power cable back to your console.

Then push the power switch on your console to see if it works.

2. Clean The Dust In Your PlayStation 4

Dust can sometimes deter your PlayStation; it can cause your game console to start malfunctioning, so tidying up the dust inside is beneficial for resolving your crisis. 

How do you clean up the dust on my Playstation 4? You can blow air into the vents or disk drive or open the top plate of your PS4 and do some cleaning in there. After cleaning the dust, you can turn on your console and see if this works.

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3. Hit Your PlayStation 4

This may be funny, but on a serious note, it has proven to work on several occasions, as said by other gamers online. All you have to do is unplug the power cable and then gently hit your PS4 so as not to break anything in there but enough to give it a shock, then connect the power cable back and power on your PS4 to confirm whether this helps.

4. Insert A Disk Into Your PlayStation 4

Periodically you can trigger the switch-on button on your Playstation 4 by inserting a disk. When your console detects a disk attempting to be inserted, it can turn on and start itself. 


  • Connect the power cable to your PS4.
  • Attempt to Insert a disk into the disk drive on the PS4 and keep pushing it in slowly until you see your console automatically turn on.
  • Pull the disk out.

If it works, the PS4 will restore to normal.

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5. Rebuild Your PlayStation 4 Database

There is an attribute in your Playstation 4 that enables you to refurbish your PS4 database. It will help clean up the data on your PS4 and accordingly sort out everything on the hard drive. 


  • Connect your PS4 regulator to the console with a USB cable.
  • Press hold the power button on the PS4 console until you hear the second beep. Then, release the button, this will automatically put your PS4 to a safe mode, and there will be a display on the screen.
  • Select “5. Rebuild Database” with your controller.
  • Wait for the process to complete.

6. Have Your PS4 Serviced

If you’ve tried all the techniques written above and still have the same problem, there may be some issues with the elements inside your video game console, which will require you to visit a specialist to have it repaired for you or, better still, replace it. 

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