Power Cycle PS5 To Fix Performance Issues

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How to PlayStation 5 power cycle

In this guide, we will be taking a look at how to power cycle your PS5. If you are having issues with your PS5 not working correctly, having performance issues, problems with turning on, or perhaps you cannot enter into PlayStation 5 safe mode, then doing a power cycle can fix the issue. And don’t worry it’s fairly straightforward to do, as long as you can access the back of the console.

The PlayStation 5 has been out for some time now and I have so far really enjoyed the time with the console. The new PS Plus changes have made the console even better, but there can be the occasional time when the console can have its issues, and doing a power cycle usually resolves many of them.

PS5 still not working after power cycle?

If you are still having issues with your console not working correctly after doing a power cycle then the next thing to do is ensure that all of the cables are plugged in correctly and are not faulty. So if you have spare cables lying around swap these over or purchase new ones.

Then ensure everything is plugged in correctly. Also, make sure you are on the correct source on your TV for your PlayStation 5.

Related: How to Boot your PS5 in Safe Mode

How to power cycle your PS5

Below are the steps for power cycling a PlayStation 5 console.

1. Completely turn off your PlayStation 5:

You can either hold down the power button on the console
Or press the PS button on your controller > Go to the power icon and select Turn Off PS5

PS5 with an arrow pointing to the power button on the front of the console

2. Once your PS5 is off unplug the power cable from the back of the console

3. Now wait 20 minutes

4. Plug the power cable back in and turn your PS5 back on

I hope the above guide has helped you in power cycling your PlayStation 5. This method is great at resolving many issues with the PS5 and has hopefully helped you get back into safe mode if that’s what you were trying to do. Or just carry on enjoying console and play some games!

If the above has not helped then you might need to reach out to PlayStation repairs as it could just be that your console has unfortunately become faulty.

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