Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning Off? Reasons And Solutions

Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning Off

After securing a PS5, it isn’t delightful to see it turning off randomly while playing your favorite games. Among many other issues, your PS5 might turn off randomly. Sometimes it can shut down while in sleep mode. But what is the way forward? 

Key Takeaways

  • The HDMI Device Link can cause your PS5 to shut down randomly, among other reasons.
  • Open your PS5 System settings to solve the issue. Select the HDMI option and click on the HDMI Device Link. Press the X button on your controller to toggle it off.

Fortunately, there are solutions to fix this issue. The fixes below are simple yet effective in solving your PS5 random shutdown issue.

How Do I Stop My PS5 From Turning Off?

Try the fixes below to stop your PS5 from shutting down randomly.

Power Cable Loose or Faulty

A faulty or loose power cable will supply insufficient power or cause a power supply cut, resulting in your PS5 shutting down. 

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Check if you’ve plugged the power cable correctly.
  • Plug it correctly and firmly to solve the issue. 
  • Ensure you correctly connect it to the power outlet and the Power In port on your PS5. 

However, if the power cord is faulty, you must replace it. 

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Overheating

Dust buildup in the fan vents can cause your PS5 to overheat. The extreme temperatures force the PS5 to shut down to prevent damage to internal components. 

Here’s how to stop your PS5 from overheating:

  1. Switch off your console.
  2. Leave it for about 1 hour, giving it time to cool down efficiently. 
  3. Put your console in a well-ventilated area. Clear all objects under or above it to ensure sufficient airflow.
  4. Power on the console.

If this fix doesn’t solve the issue, try cleaning your vents; otherwise, you may need to replace the fan. 

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Faulty Hardware

Faulty hardware, such as a damaged motherboard, faulty circuitry, and many more issues, can automatically turn off your PS5. 

It is best to consult a certified technician when dealing with hardware issues. PS5 repair zones do a technical diagnostic, identify the faulty hardware and recommend the best hardware replacements. 

Software

A corrupted software will cause your PS5 to shut down. To address this issue, use the steps below. 

  1. Launch your PS5 Settings menu 
  2. Go to System 
  3. Select System Software 
  4. From the options listed, click on System Software Update 
  5. Click on the Update System Software tab to finish the update. 

HDMI Device Link

The HDMI device link should let your TV or monitor turn on automatically when you switch on the PS5. However, sometimes, it may cause the PS5 to turn off. You can use the guide below to avoid the PS5 turning off. 

  1. Launch your PS5 Settings menu 
  2. Go to System 
  3. From the list of options, select the HDMI tab. 
  4. Go to the HDMI Device Link.
  5. On your Dual Sense controller, click the X button to toggle the HDMI device link off.

Rest Mode Is On 

The Rest Mode keeps controllers charged and continues downloading games with the console not fully powered on. However, while in Rest Mode, the console may shut down. So you’ll need to disable Rest Mode. To do so, use the steps below. 

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to the System option.
  3. Select Power saving.
  4. From the listed options, choose Set Time Until PS5 Enters Rest Mode 
  5. Click the Don’t Put in Rest Mode tab to turn off the feature. 

PS5 Shutting off Randomly; How to Fix It?

If your PS5 shuts off randomly, the issue might be the HDMI link. Here’s how to fix it.

  1. Open your PS5 Settings menu 
  2. Navigate to System 
  3. From the list of options, select the HDMI tab. 
  4. Go to the HDMI Device Link.
  5. On your Dual Sense controller, click the X button to toggle the HDMI device link off.

Why Does My PS5 Keep Blacking Out?

Your PS5 keeps blacking out due to a loose or faulty HDMI cable. If the console blacks out, check your HDMI cord for damage. If none, try a new HDMI cable on your PS5. Try different ports on the TV if it has over one.

PS5 Shut off No Warning

There are several causes of a PS5 shutting off without warning. Below are some of the most common causes. 

Power Cable

A loose or faulty power cable may cause your PS5 to shut off without warning. Also, a heavily-loaded extension may cause the PS5 power cord to draw less power insufficient to run the console. If this is the case, your PS5 will eventually shut down. 

Unplug your power cord from the loaded extension to avoid this issue and have it on the wall power outlet directly. Try a different power outlet if this hack doesn’t solve the problem. 

Too Hot

An overheated PS5 shuts off automatically to prevent the internal components from damaging. Fortunately, when your console overheats, it will display an error message, “PS5 is too hot,” before shutting off.

But in case your PS5 shuts down with no warning, feel the console with your hand. If it feels too hot to touch, then it is overheating. 

Also, when you realize a drop in performance, the console is probably overheating. Please turn it off immediately. Give it time to cool down before you restart it. 

Loose/Faulty HDMI Cable

A faulty or loose HDMI cable can cause the PS5 to shut off without warming. If the console shuts off without warning, check your HDMI cord to ascertain if you’ve connected it correctly. 

Plug it correctly if loose. If this doesn’t solve the issue, the HDMI cable might be faulty, and you may need to replace it. Try a new HDMI cable on your console. Try different ports on the TV if it has more than one.

PS5 Turns off by Itself and Won’t Turn On

Your PS5 won’t turn on because of the following reasons:

Too Hot

If your PS5 turns off and won’t turn on, it might be due to overheating. Fortunately, when your console overheats, it will display an error message, “PS5 is too hot,” before turning off. 

However, the console may overheat and fail to notify you. If so, touch your PS5. If it feels too hot to touch, then it is overheating. Also, when you realize a drop in performance, the console is probably overheating. Please turn it off immediately. Give it time to cool down and after a while, restart it. 

Loose/Faulty HDMI Cable

A faulty HDMI cable can cause the PS5 to turn off and fail to turn on again. If it turns off and fails to turn on, check your HDMI cord to ascertain if it is connected correctly. Connect it correctly if not correctly connected. 

If this doesn’t solve the issue, it might be faulty, and you may need to replace it. Try a new HDMI cable on your console. Try different ports on the TV if it has more than one.

Power Cable

If your PS5 turns off and cannot turn on, its power cable might be loosely connected or faulty. 

Unplug your power cord from the power source and connect it to a new one. You’ll need to replace the power cable if the console cannot power on.  

Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning Off in Rest Mode

The Rest mode works similarly to the sleeping mode. It powers the PS5 off without deactivating it completely. Therefore, you can charge controllers, download games, and perform other functions while in rest mode. However, the PS5 might turn off while in rest mode.

When turning the console back on, an error message displays showing the PS5 wasn’t shut down correctly. Most PS5 users have raised concerns over this issue. Sony is yet to establish the real cause behind this behavior. 

But you can now turn the feature off to avoid this problem. 

Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning off When I Play 2K

2K games are power-intensive. Therefore, they may overload the power supply unit of your console, causing it to overheat. This feature may eventually cause the PS5 to turn off automatically. Sony designed the PS5 to turn off to save the console’s internal components from damage. 

Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning Off While Playing Games 

Most PS5 games are power-intensive. Therefore, they may overload the Power Supply Unit (PSU), causing your console to overheat. Because of the high power intensity of these games, your console may overheat. This feature causes the PS5 to turn off automatically.

Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning off When I Play Fortnite?

Your PS5 may turn off when playing Fortnite because of an issue arising from the game. The game may have malware, affecting the console every time you game. To solve this issue, you can update the game or reinstall it. 

Follow the guide below to update your Fortnite game. 

  1. Open your game library. 
  2. From the list of options, select Fortnite. 
  3. ‌Click on Options.
  4. Click Check for Updates.
  5. Select the Go to Updates button.

Alternatively, you can reinstall the game. Use the guide below to reinstall Fortnite on your PS5. 

  1. Open your PS5 Setting.
  2. ‌Navigate to Storage.
  3. Go to Play and Apps.
  4. From the list, select Fortnite.
  5. ‌Click on the Delete tab to delete the game.
  6. Go back to the home screen.
  7. ‌Open the game library and reinstall your game. 

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