Here is What You Can Do When The PS4 Does Not Boot
Problems with your console not booting up?
A Twitch user recently faced a problem with his PlayStation 4. The console wouldn’t switch on and was essentially bricked. However, there are solutions for fixing this issue.
First off, check your HDMI signal. If that doesn’t work, switch off your console and remove the HDD. Boot up in Safe Mode (indicated by a white lightbar on the controller) and when prompted for an HDD, turn the console off, plug the HDD in and then turn the console on again. It will again appear in Safe Mode and will recover the OS data before starting up like normal.
If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to format your HDD and reinstall the relevant firmware. Keep in mind that the Twitch user above faced issues even with the prescribed steps. Make sure to get your HDD checked in that case.
Have you been facing issues with your console freezing? Have you even pre-ordered your console ahead of launch, which is tomorrow in North America? Let us know below.
Source: Reddit [1,2]