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

Fix 1: Check the Power Connection

Before proceeding with more advanced solutions, you should check your power connection for the PS5 console when you are stuck in the PS5 blue light of death.

Fix 2: Check the HDMI Connection

Usually, the PS5 console is connected to a display device such as a smart TV via an HDMI cable. If there is something wrong with the HDMI connection, you could encounter various problems, like the PS5 black screen, “no single” issue, and the PS5 blue light of death.

Fix 3: Restart PS5 in Safe Mode

Sometimes the blue light of death PS5 can be resolved by a simple restart in the Safe Mode where several troubleshooting tools are available. It is quite simple and worth trying. Just follow the steps below.

Fix 4: Power Cycle the Console

You can also try to power cycle the console when you encounter the blue light of death PS5. It is a common method to fix problems on PS5 consoles.

Step 1: Prepare a FAT32 Formatted USB Flash Drive

First, you need to prepare a USB flash drive that is formatted to the FAT32 file system, so your PS5 console can recognize the USB flash drive later. If your USB flash drive is of NTFS or Ext 2/3/4, you need to format it.

  1. In MiniTool Partition Wizard, right-click the partition on your USB flash drive and select Format.
  2. In the pop-up window, select the FAT32 file system and click OK to confirm the operation.
  3. 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

Once you get a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive, you can download the latest software update file from the Internet.

  1. On your USB flash drive, create a new folder named PS5. Then inside the PS5 folder, create a new folder named UPDATE.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Once you download the PS5 update file, you can disconnect the USB flash drive from your PC and connect it to your PS5 console. Then boot your PS5 console into Safe Mode and select Update System Software > Update from USB Drive > Update.

Fix 6: Reset PS5

If the “PS5 blinking blue light” issue still exists after you update the system software, you might need to reset the PS5 console.

Bottom Line

It is annoying that your PS5 cannot turn on due to the blue light of death. The above solutions can help you troubleshoot the problem. Just follow this tutorial.

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