Are You Stuck in PS5 Blue Light of Death? Here Are Top 7 Fixes

Fix 1: Check the Power Connection

Fix 2: Check the HDMI Connection

Fix 3: Restart PS5 in Safe Mode

Fix 4: Power Cycle the Console

Step 1: Prepare a FAT32 Formatted USB Flash Drive

  1. Connect your USB flash drive to a Windows PC and run MiniTool Partition Wizard.
  2. In MiniTool Partition Wizard, right-click the partition on your USB flash drive and select Format.
  3. In the pop-up window, select the FAT32 file system and click OK to confirm the operation.
  4. Click the Apply button in the bottom left corner to start formatting your USB flash drive to FAT32. Then wait patiently until the process is finished.

Step 2: Download the Latest Software Update File

  1. Keep the USB flash drive connected to your PC and press Windows + E to open File Explorer. Then open your USB flash drive.
  2. On your USB flash drive, create a new folder named PS5. Then inside the PS5 folder, create a new folder named UPDATE.
  3. Right-click this link (version 22.01–05.10.00, released on May 12, 2022) for the PS5 system software update file, and then select Save link as.
  4. In the pop-up window, select the UPDATE folder on your USB flash drive to save the PS5 update file.

Step 3: Install the PS5 Update

Fix 6: Reset PS5

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