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Solved: PS4 Won’t Turn On? PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix

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PS4 Not Turning On? Try My PS4 Fix!

Experiencing the PS4 Blue Light of Death? If Your PS4 won’t turn on, I may have a fix for you!

When the PlayStation 4 (PS4) was released in late 2013, many users reported encountering what is now know as the PlayStation Blue Light of Death. What is the PS4 Blue Light of Death? It’s a general fault error indicated by a pulsing blue light from the console. When this happens, typically there’s no video or audio output from the Ps4. You may also observer that the PS4 turns on then off.

This issue doesn’t happen as often as it use to. It can happen for a variety of reasons. In this article, I provide you with the steps that appears to address a specific issue with HDMI syncing. The fix doesn’t require checking or swapping cables.  The fix doesn’t require doing anything with the hard drive.  I was basically able to fix the PS4 Blue Light of Death in a couple minutes.

This solution doesn’t help everyone.  In my opinion, the fix is worth a try as long as you heed the warnings. Hopefully we will get your PS4 white light back again! See the step by step directions below.

PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix Playstation 4 BLoD

How to Fix the PS4 Blue Light of Death

Below is a step by step guide I used to solve the PS4 Blue Light of Death:

WARNING: My fix includes the step of connecting the HDMI cable while the TV and the PS4 are on. This may cause damage to the TV or PS4.  Follow these instructions at your own risk!!! Safer, but untested alternative methods are below as well.

  1. Power off your PS4 by pressing the power button until the PS4 powers off.  You know the PS4 is off when the light is off.  Be certain the PS4 is off before you continue.
  2. Unplug all of the cables from the PS4.  This includes the power cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, optical cable, etc.
  3. Plug in the power cable and no other cable.  That’s right, do not plug in the HDMI cable yet.
  4. Press the power button until the PS4 beeps twice.  It will beep, then beep again in a few seconds.  A few seconds later, the blue light will turn white!  If it does not, this PS4 Blue Light of Death fix will not work for you.
  5. Next, I plugged in the HDMI cable while the PS4 was displaying the white light and the TV was on.  WARNING: Connecting the HDMI port while the TV or the PS4 is on may cause damage to the TV or PS4.  Follow these instructions at your own risk!!!!
  6. An alternative method would be to first turn off the PS4 and turn off an unplug the TV. Connect the HDMI cable to the PS4 and the TV,  Power on the PS4 by holding the power button until it beeps twice, see the white light, THEN plug in and turn on the TV.
  7. A third option would be to select a different source on your TV, see the white light on the PS4, then select the appropriate HDMI source on the TV.  Please note that I have not tested any of these alternative methods as I do not currently have a BLOD PS4 near by.
  8. Make sure you select the corresponding HDMI input on your TV.  You should then see on the screen a prompt to plug in the USB cable and Dual Shock controller.  Please do so.  You will now be in PS4 Safe Mode.PS4 Safe Mode PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix Playstation 4
  9. On the safe mode screen, select 2. Change Resolution.  Then click ok.  The PS4 will then restart.
  10. At this point, you should reach the PS4 Setup.  If not, repeat the steps above and try 6. Initialize PS4.
  11. If you still don’t reach the PS4 Setup, I was not able to fix your PS4 Blue Light of Death.  Contact Sony for a replacement.
  12. If you do reach the PS4 Setup, follow all the steps.  Be certain to update the system software to at least 1.51.  After 1.51 is installed, test shutting down and turning on the PS4 to ensure that the BLoD has been fixed.

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Did my PS4 Blue Light of Death Fix Work for You?

If my PS4 BLoD fix worked for you, let me know!  Post a comment below.  Also, please share this article with anyone that may be experiencing this issue.

If my PS4 BLoD fix did not work for you and your PS4 still doesn’t turn on, check out what to do next.

See what the PS4 Blue Light of Death looks like in the video below.

PS4 Wont Turn On - Playstation 4 Blue Light of Death Fix

About Quentin Moore

Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Ranker. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.


  1. I just recently purchased my ps4. Today when I woke up to it not working I freaked out and searched how to fix it and came across Quentin Moore’s BloD fix. I followed the steps and it worked like a charm! Thank you so much for this brilliant information. Sorry yours had to come to this disaster but hey we live and learn!

  2. You are awesome! It worked!!

  3. Lol it worked!!! It really did. Thank you!

  4. My ps4 no blue or white lite. It shows just as no power. Power cord ok checked.
    Seems power supply problem. Do you have any suggestion.

  5. This fix works for me. I have to do this almost every week though is that normal? its just if i pass out and it goes into rest mode on its own the next time i try to use my PS4 i have to do this. is there an HDMI setting or something i can change?

    • Dude, mine does exactly the same thing!
      I have the uncharted edition and it is 2 weeks old, only started doing this after the 3.55 firmware update!?
      Play games for hours and then pass out watching Netflix, it goes into rest mode, I power it on, blue light for a few seconds and then it clicks and goes off.
      Unplug everything and leave it for a while, and then replug and everything works? It’s really stupid if you ask me!!

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