Before heading towards the fixes, we recommend taking a look at the possible reasons so that you can have an idea of why this issue occurred in the first place.
There are a few reasons why your PS5 Keeps Turning Off. Let’s take a look at the most likely causes:
- Your PS5 is overheating.
- You have a faulty or damaged power supply unit.
- Your PS5 is in Rest Mode and someone accidentally turned it off.
- There is a problem with the PlayStation 5 system software.
- An external device is connected to your PS5 and turn it off.
If your console is turning off for any of these reasons, don’t worry! We’ll show you how to fix each issue below. Read on to find out more!
How to Fix PS5 Keeps Turning Off While Playing Games Issue?
Now that you have an idea about the possible reasons behind this issue, let’s take a look at the recommended solutions that can help you fix this problem.
Check for Overheating
The first thing you should do if your PS5 turns off by itself is to check for overheating. If the console is too hot, it will automatically turn off to prevent damage.
To check the temperature of your PS5, open the Settings menu and select “System.” Then, select “Temperature Control.” Here, you’ll see the current temperature of the console and its components.
If the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), your PS5 is too hot and needs to cool down. Turn off the console and unplug it from the power outlet. Then, let it sit for at least 30 minutes to cool down completely. Once it’s cooled down, you can turn it back on and see if the issue is still occurring.
Check the Power Supply Unit
The next thing you should do is check the power supply unit (PSU) for any damage. If the PSU is damaged, it could be causing your PS5 to turn off by itself.
To check the PSU, first, unplug your PS5 from the power outlet. Then, open up the console and locate the PSU. Once you’ve found it, carefully inspect it for any damage, such as burns or melted plastic.
If you see any damage, your PSU needs to be replaced. We recommend taking your PS5 to a professional for this repair.
Check for Rest Mode Issue
If your PS5 is in Rest Mode and someone accidentally turns it off, this could be the reason why it’s turning off by itself. To fix this issue, you’ll need to change the settings so that your PS5 can only be turned off manually.
To do this, open the Settings menu and select “System.” Then, select “Power Saving Settings.” Next, select “Set Functions Available in Rest Mode.” Finally, disable the “Supply Power to USB Ports” option.
Check for System Software Problem
If there is a problem with the PlayStation 5 system software, this could also be causing your PS5 to turn off by itself. To fix this issue, you’ll need to update the system software to the latest version.
To update the system software, open the Settings menu and select “System.” Then, select “System Software Update.” Follow the prompts to install the latest system software on your PS5.
Check for External Device Issue
If an external device is connected to your PS5 and turning it off, this could be the reason why your console is turning off by itself. To fix this issue, you’ll need to disconnect any external devices from your PS5.
To do this, open up the console and locate all of the external devices that are connected to it. Once you’ve found them, carefully disconnect each one. After they’re all disconnected, turn on your PS5 and see if the issue is still occurring.