Power indicator lights on PS5 consoles and PS4 consoles

Learn about the console status indicated by the power indicator lights.

What do the power indicator colors mean?

The power indicator lights on PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles show colors to indicate a status or error.

Powered on

The console is powered on.

If your console is powered on but no picture is displayed, please visit PlayStation Repairs for troubleshooting steps.

Powering on

Powering on takes less time when starting from rest mode than from the powered-off state. You should see the PlayStation® logo on screen while the console powers on.

If your console powers off immediately after turning it on, please visit PlayStation Repairs for troubleshooting steps.

Console error

If the indicator light only blinks white, or if the blue light never transitions to solid white, the console is frozen and needs troubleshooting.

Follow the troubleshooting steps below:

  1. Unplug the console.
  2. Wait 60 seconds, plug the console back in, and turn it back on.
  3. If the issue keeps happening, reinstall the console software using Safe Mode.

Console powering off

The console lights pulse white and then turn off when the console is powering off. While off, the console can't charge controllers, download or install content.

Rest mode

Rest mode is a low-power state in which your console can charge controllers, download and install content. To turn the console on from rest mode, hold down the PS button on a USB-connected or previously-paired controller.

Entering Rest Mode

This light may appear yellow or amber to some. After a few seconds, the console light should stay solid orange.

Console Overheating

The console is overheating. Please check the following:

  • Turn off the console and wait until it cools down.
  • After the console cools down, move it to a well-ventilated location.
  • Check to make sure the console vents aren't blocked.
  • If you've installed an M.2 SSD into the PS5 console, be sure that the heat-dissipation parts haven’t detached from the M.2 SSD.

If you're still having issues, visit PlayStation Repairs.

Powered off

The console is off. While off, the console can't charge controllers, download content, or install content.

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