How to Fix PS5 HDMI Port Not Working Problem?

PS5s come with HDMI ports that connect the console to a display for optimum output. But this connection of PS5 and TV does not always work smoothly. Some users encounter issues relating to their PS5 via the HDMI port.

To help these troubled PS5 users, we have compiled this helpful with several solutions. These solutions have worked the trick for several users, but it is difficult to determine which one of these will work for you. So you have to try all the solutions one after the other until you find the one that solves your problem. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How to fix the PS5 HDMI Port not working issue correctly?


When troubled users connect their PS5 to the TV, they may encounter several problems. They could see a black screen with a “No Input” message on the HDMI  channel, which means that the device is not receiving any video input. Secondly, there is a chance that you might see a blurry, fuzzy picture on the screen or distorted audio quality. Thirdly, the console may display a blue light for an extended period when turned on and connected to a display before shutting off on its own. It is known as the “Blue Light of Death” and usually indicates an internal hardware issue.

All of these indicate a fault HDMI port, and here in this article, we will look at what we can do to fix it.

But before we get to the solutions for the HDMI port, you first need to identify that the problem is valid with the port and not with the cable itself.

To check the cable, use it with another device, like a laptop, and check whether the output shows up correctly or not. If the video works fine now, the problem is definitely with the port, and you can move on with the solutions. However, if the video does not work even with the laptop, you should get a different cable. If for some reason, even the new cable does not work, then the issue could be with the HDMI port on your TV. In such a scenario, you need to contact the customer care support of your TV’s manufacturer.

Inspect the PS5’s and HDTV’s HDMI ports:

More often than not, the problem with ports is mainly caused due to dirt accumulated over time. Even with smartphone charging ports, people have been able to fix them simply by cleaning them up.

So get yourself some isopropyl alcohol, completely power off the PS5 and HDTV, and then use a Q-tip to wipe the ports on both devices. Thoroughly clean the HDMI ports on both the machines and once it is done, turn on both the devices again and check if the HDMI works now or not.

Try the following solution mentioned below if you still encounter the same problems with the HDMI.

Disable HDR:

Disable HDR PS5

The HDR setting on the PS5 can cause issues with some TV models. It may lead to some screen flickering issues on the TV. So if you have it turned on, it would be best to turn it off and then try connecting again.

To turn it off, navigate to PS5 settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR and turn it off.

After this, connect the cable between the PS5 and the HDTV again. If you still encounter problems with the video, try the next solution.

Boot Into Safe Mode:

Booting the PS5 to safe mode can also troubleshoot the HDMI port issue for many users.

  • To enter safe mode, turn off the PS5 by pressing the power button until the PS5 beeps twice.
  • Now press the power button again for around 7 seconds, and you will hear two short beeps.
  • Once you hear the beeps, let go of the button and connect your DualSense wireless controller using a USB cable.
  • Finally, press the PS button on your controller, and that will bring up the safe mode menu.
  • Here, select option 2, “Change Video Output.”
  • Then Set HDCP mode to HDCP 1.4 only. Once that is done, restart the PS5.

Now try using the HDMI connection again. Try the following solution mentioned below if you still encounter the same problems.

Update the firmware on your TV:

If you are using a smart TV for the connection, you should also consider updating the firmware on your TV to the latest version. Besides that, you should also ensure that the firmware running on your PS5 is also the latest one. If you are running on an outdated version, perform an OTA update right away and try using the HDMI again.

So this is all about fixing PS5’s HDMI port not working correctly. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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