Having a PlayStation 5 console is something feeling good factor no matter whether you’re new to the PS family or an existing one. But everything has a downside as well that you may start noticing after getting multiple errors or crashes on your PS5. Well, PS5 blinking blue light is one of them. Although it isn’t a serious issue like Xbox 360’s red ring of death, it’s an error and you should want to fix it as early as possible.
Here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds that you should try out one by one until the problem gets solved for you. The blue light blinking on PS5 is one of the unknown issues to the users that appears quite often or continuously and affected users become frustrated that what’s going on.
How to fix PS5 blinking blue light?
Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.
1. Boot into Safe Mode
Safe Mode allows users to start the PlayStation console with only the most basic functions active on the system. Therefore, users can check for unknown issues or troubleshoot every aspect manually to understand things better. To do so:
- Turn off your PS5 console by long-pressing the power button for three seconds.
- Now, the power indicator will blink for a few seconds before turning it off.
- Once the console is turned off completely, make sure to long-press the power button again > Release it after you hear the second beep. [First beep will sound when you first press the button and another one will sound seven seconds later]
- Connect the controller with a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.
- Now, you’re in the Safe Mode > Start troubleshooting the issue deeply.
Once done, make sure to turn off the console and normally power it on to boot into the normal system mode.
2. Check for PS5 software updates
It may also be possible that you haven’t updated your console firmware for a while and there is a new patch update that has been released but is pending at your end. Make sure to check for software updates periodically and try installing them whenever available to not only fix multiple bugs or errors but also to receive new features or improvements whatsoever. To do this:
- From the home screen, select Settings > Choose to System Software Update to make sure your system is running the latest software version.
- If there is an update available, it’ll automatically start downloading and installing on the system. [You can continue to use your system while downloading]
- Once done, your console will reboot the system to apply changes immediately. If not, you can manually restart the console.
3. Rebuild Database on PS5
Well, Rebuilding the Database feature will allow you to simply clean up all the data on your PS5 console and try fixing all possible issues that occurring issues on the hard drive. Therefore, you’ll be able to scan the drive and create a new database of all content on the system that is present. To do this:
- Turn off your PS5 console by pressing the power button.
- The power indicator will blink for a few seconds before turning it off.
- Once the system is turned off completely, make sure to press and hold the power button again.
- Once you hear the beep sound twice, release the power button. [First beep sound will come out when you first press the button and the another one will sound seven seconds later]
- Now, connect the controller with a USB cable > Press the PS button on the controller.
- Select Rebuild Database > If prompted, confirm the action.
- Wait for the database rebuilding process to complete.
- Once done, your console will reboot automatically to apply changes. [If not, manually restart the console]
- You’re good to go.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.