Why Does My PS5 Keep Turning Off?

January 24, 2024
David Sunnyside

As gamers, there are few things more frustrating than having your PS5 suddenly shut itself off in the middle of a game. Especially when you’re in the midst of a crucial fight or close to defeating a boss. It can be extremely disorienting, and it can really ruin your gaming experience. Even worse, it could lead to more serious problems if the problem persists. That’s why it’s important to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. In this article, we’ll walk you through a number of potential reasons your ps5 keeps turning off and some troubleshooting steps you can try to fix the problem.

Check for Power Outages

One of the most common causes for PS5s to turn off randomly is a lack of power. Whether it’s from an extension cord or a power strip, if your console isn’t getting enough power it may turn off. Make sure that the power cable is plugged in all the way, and that it’s not plugged into an outlet that’s beginning to fail.

If the console is plugged into an extension cord, try plugging it directly into a wall outlet to see if that helps. If not, it may be time to replace the power cable.

The PS5’s Rest Mode feature is designed to save energy when the console is idle, but it can also trigger random shutdowns if it’s configured too aggressively. To address this, you can tweak its settings by changing the duration before the console enters Rest Mode during media playback and while playing games to more lenient options, or disable it entirely.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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