Don’t panic if your PlayStation 5 isn’t turning on and making a beeping sound when you press the power button. You don’t need to purchase a new one! Different issues such as power supply, HDMI cable or hardware components could be causing the problem.
We have a guide for you with nine potential solutions. Read on to learn how to get your PS5 up and running quickly!
Check the Power Cable
PS5 not turning on? Hear a series of beeps? First step is to check power cable. Ensure it’s connected to power outlet and PS5. If it’s disconnected, that might be why the PS5 isn’t working.
Unplug and Re-plug the Cable
Check the power cable first if your PS5 isn’t turning on or making any beeps. Unplug the PS5 and the outlet it’s plugged into, then reconnect after a few seconds. If it still won’t turn on, but it beeps, try different outlets. Also, make sure the connection is secure and look for any visible signs of damage to cables or ports that could be blocking the console from powering up.
Check the Wall Outlet
A PlayStation 5 not turning on, but beeping, often happens because of a faulty wall outlet. Make sure the outlet you’re using has power. The plug should be securely plugged in and clean. Is the PS5 plugged into an extension cord? Check it for any signs of damage due to a tripped circuit breaker.
To check the wall outlet is working, plug another device—like a lamp—into it:
- Check the plug is securely plugged in.
- Check there are no signs of damage due to a tripped circuit breaker.
- Plug another device, like a lamp, into it.
Check the HDMI Cable
If your Playstation 5 won’t turn on and is beeping, check the HDMI cable first. It’s the most common issue. Plug it into a different port on the TV or into a different one. Ensure both ends are firmly plugged in. Look for any bends or other damage on the cable. If all looks okay, try other possible fixes.
Unplug and Re-plug the HDMI Cable
If your PS5 won’t turn on, but beeps when you press the power button, there’s probably an issue with the HDMI cable. Unplug both ends from your console and TV. Make sure they’re plugged in securely and check for any damage.
Try the following steps to resolve the issue:
- Swap out the HDMI cable with another of similar type.
- Use a different port on the TV (if available).
- Reset your PlayStation 5.
Test the HDMI Cable on Another Device
Your PS5 may be faulty due to a poor HDMI cable. To check, insert the same HDMI cable in another device like a BluRay player. If it displays properly, it is likely not the cable.
If the cable is faulty, follow these steps:
- Plug the cable firmly into both devices.
- If you can, replace the cable with one that works. This may solve the issue.
- Try an audio/video receiver or Bluetooth adapter between your TV and PS5. This will help deliver clearer images/sounds.
- Lastly, if nothing works, seek professional help from an electronics repair shop. They will give tailored advice.
Reset the Power Supply
PS5 not turning on? Hear a beep? Power supply issue. Reset the power supply to restore the connection between the PS5 and the power outlet. Here’s how:
- Reset power supply.
Plus, more tips to get your PS5 back online.
Disconnect the Power Cable
Resetting the power supply of your PS5 can be easy! Firstly, switch off your system and unplug the power cable. Wait for 30 seconds, then plug it back in. This can help reset the console’s settings, connect with your TV/monitor, and get you back in action.
Disconnecting and reconnecting is also useful if you can’t turn on the PS5 due to accidental input issues, like pressing combinations of buttons, which can put the console into Power Saving Mode or another disabled mode.
Unplug the Power Supply
Unplug your PlayStation 5 console from the wall or power strip. Get rid of any cables joined to it. Wait a few minutes before reconnecting them. This can reboot your console and make it work again.
- Check that your power supply is working. Plug in another device to check. Try a different outlet at home. Unplug any other devices that could be causing a problem, like air fryers or hairdryers.
- It could be an issue with your power cord. If you have access to another power cable from a different PS5 console, try it.
Check the Power Button
Is your PS5 refusing to switch on? Check the power button first! See if pressing it for 5 seconds helps. If not, try pressing it multiple times quickly. Let’s look at other solutions if this one does not work.
Make Sure the Power Button is Working
Before you try to fix the issue, ensure the power button is functioning. Open the PS5 console and remove the power button. Use a multimeter to check for continuity with the board side and top of the button. If there’s no continuity, the power button needs replacing.
If the PS5 still won’t switch on, it could be a more serious hardware issue. Take the console to a repair shop. Sony may also fix it under warranty.
Try Pressing the Power Button Multiple Times
The power button’s multiple presses may help when your Playstation 5 console or accessory won’t turn on. Press the power button for at least 7-10 seconds. This might reset any software or firmware issues, and restore normal operations.
If this doesn’t work, change the power source. Connect it straight to an AC wall outlet. This will give consistent power and may reveal a problem in the current outlet or surge protector. Use an extra power cable, in case there is an issue with the current one.
If you still have trouble, reset the PSU. Unplug the cable from both ends and wait a few minutes. Then, reconnect it. These solutions might fix inconsistent power supply issues. If not, try the other solutions:
- Check the power cable connection.
- Check the power outlet.
- Check the power cable.
- Check the power source.
Check the Temperature
The PS5 may beep and not turn on if it’s too hot. Its internal parts can overheat, so the PS5 will shut itself off. Check if it’s hot by feeling the sides and top. If it is, give it time to cool down before using.
Let’s look at other fixes for when the PS5 won’t turn on:
Make Sure the PS5 is Not Overheating
Having trouble with your PS5? Overheating might be the cause. Before attempting any fixes, check the temperature! Get a thermometer from your toolbox or your friend. Place it near/at one of the vents and note the temp. If it reads 50°C (122°F) or above, shut down the system. Allow it to cool off for an hour. To stay safe, don’t touch the inside components while cooling.
If the problem persists, seek help from technicians. They can diagnose the hardware-related issues and fix it cheaply.
Clean the Dust from the Console
Too much dust in your console? It can impact the thermal performance of your PS5. Plus, it will block the airflow, which can cause overheating. This may be why you hear a beep when pressing the power button, but the console won’t turn on. To fix this, cleaning is a must!
- Unplug all cables from the console.
- Unscrew and open it. Remember how the parts fit, so you can put them back in later.
- Use compressed air or soft cleaning wipes to clean the motherboard, processor and fan blades.
- Secure each part with its screw, then plug the cables back in.
- Press the power button and see if your problem is gone.
Check the Hard Drive
Having an issue with the PlayStation 5 not turning on, but just beeping when the power button is pressed? Here’s one possible solution: Check the hard drive!
- Ensure the PS5 hard drive is correctly installed and firmly connected. If it’s not, the console won’t turn on.
- To check this, turn off the console. Then, detach and reattach the SSD card for the PS5.
- Put it back in its original spot and make sure it’s securely clicked into place.
- Now you can try turning it on again.
Update the System Software
To keep the PS5 up-to-date, users must check for updates. This can be done through the Settings menu, or by putting the console into rest mode.
Once done, reboot the console and see if the issue of it not turning on and beeping has been resolved.
Contact Sony Support
If all your attempts to restore power to your PS5 failed, it’s time to reach out to Sony’s technical support team. Try the recommended procedure here first, but Sony should be your go-to for resolving this.
Sony provides several support channels to PlayStation 5 users:
- Live Chat: Chat with a certified rep now
- Email Support: Contact Sony support via email
- Phone Support: Talk to a knowledgeable rep over the phone
- Social Media Accounts: Ask questions or report issues on Facebook or Twitter
- In Person Appointments: Book an appointment at a nearby service center if you’re close
It may take multiple attempts to get in touch with Sony’s Support Team, but keep trying and you’ll get help from a real person. Reps may have you update the system or ask more questions before offering solutions. Follow their instructions as they come from experienced staff members who know the systems.
Frustrating, isn’t it? Your PS5 won’t turn on and only beeps. We hope our article helped you identify the cause and how to solve it. If you followed all the tips, your console should run perfectly.
But if it still won’t start, we suggest consulting a technician. Or send it in for repair. Dealing with a broken system isn’t fun. But it’s very reassuring knowing it can be fixed! Thanks for reading. All the best!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What should I do if my PS5 won’t turn on but beeps?
A1: You should try resetting the console first by pressing the power button for at least 7 seconds until you hear two beeps. If that doesn’t work, then you should try checking the power cable to make sure it is properly connected to the console and the wall outlet. If the problem persists, then you should try disconnecting the power cable from the console and the wall outlet for at least 10 seconds and then reconnecting them again.
Q2: What else can I do if the console still won’t turn on?
A2: You should try checking to make sure the power outlet is working properly and that it is not blocked by any furniture or objects. If that doesn’t work, then you should try checking the HDMI cable and make sure it is properly connected to the console and the TV. If the problem persists, then you should try resetting the console again by pressing the power button for at least 7 seconds until you hear two beeps.
Q3: Is there anything else I should try?
A3: If the problem still persists, then you should try checking the power cable to make sure it is not damaged or frayed. If that doesn’t work, then you should try checking the power outlet for any debris or dust that may be blocking the connection. If the problem still persists, then you should try resetting the console again by pressing the power button for at least 7 seconds until you hear two beeps.