Here is What You Can Do When The PS4 Does Not Boot

Problems with your console not booting up?

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2013 Under News

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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]

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  • Trim Dose

    The user try all of that minus the HDD format, so he’s only hope is that to format the damn thing, if not off to Sony delivery then, still this freaking sucks it looks like is not an isolated problem I think this is going to happen alot when the console launches tomorrow. I have preorder my PS4 but after watching that I will have to wait a few days and see how it behaves. Don’t wanna have a 400 dlls brick then send it to Sony. Thinking a lot of skipping the PS4 until next year until everything settles. :/

    • extermin8or2

      Sounds like it might be a software issue, the fact that the reinstallation of the OS fixes it…. if it were an actual hardware failure then I can’t see why that would miraculously fix it. Might well be patchable…

  • Kerr

    Fuck that man….I am no tech guy and I don’t want to take apart a brand new system. Sony can fix it for me.

  • FSB

    This work a treat, undo one screw, it would not go into safe mode without the HD, but once turned off and re-connected it booted into safe mode.

  • ricardo gutierrez

    Thank you for this this info.. it literally saved me a restless night hahaha worked perfect.


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