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Jan 25 2014
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Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

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after shutting down my ps4 i'll come downstairs a couple hours later and there wil be a white light blinking and when i try and press or hold the power button it doesn't do anything, when i try and press the home button on the controller the controller just starts blinking white.. 

 

but when i unplug the power cord and plug it back in its fine...

 

its done this 3 or 4 times..

 

has anyone had this problem??

 

any advice??

 

 

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Re: Blinking white light, won't turn on or off PS4

Jan 25, 2014

Try holding the power button for somewhere between 30-90 seconds so the system will restart and hopefully start normally.

Should be some problem with the stand-by mode, but don't worry try that to try making it work again

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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jun 18, 2014
I know this is a dead topic now, but same thing happened to me, I followed feddecampo advice. held the power button after the ps4 failed to turn off and was just flashing white light.

after holding power button, ps4 reset and went into safe mode and gave me an error screen saying the ps4 was not turned off properly.. even tho I shut down my ps4 normally and it failed to shut down resulting in the hold power button but it rebuilt the database and loaded normally.

thanks for the advice
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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jun 18, 2014

I sent mine back for a new one after having the same problem.   

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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jun 18, 2014
This is not a solution because the problem isn't solved it just restarts the console. I still have the blinking light EVERY time I properly shut down the console
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Jun 18, 2014

yorktxs wrote:
This is not a solution because the problem isn't solved it just restarts the console. I still have the blinking light EVERY time I properly shut down the console

Call Sony 1 800 345 SONY and talk to tech support.  

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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jul 16, 2014

I am having this same problem.

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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jul 17, 2014
You sure it's not a firmware issue? I once had something happened but only once. I booted ffxiv got to main menu. Ps4 froze and shut off automatically, after that we'll it was OK. I do also sometimes get artifacts on my TV but it's my TV side not ps4.
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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Jul 29, 2014

PS4 seems riddled with these bugs. I had original 60GB PS3 up until 8 weeks ago when I sold it - it was a solid console and served me well with no faults. Unfortunately the PS4 seems to be far less stable...

Having already returned my 1st PS4 (xmas gift) to game last month due to a blue flashing light issue and it failing to turn on I was given a replacement which now suffers with the 'freeze' followed by the white flashing light syndrome when I try to turn off using the pad.

I actually know when this will happen as well. When I turn PS4 on and browse around the XMB bar the game disc inserted will be greyed out on the app. For example if Fifa 14 disc is in the machine and I move to Fifa 14 on the XMB bar it will look as though the game is not inserted. The minute I click (x) the PS4 will crash - but will still let me hold down playstation button and select 'turn off' which will then prompt the infinite flashing white light and the refusal to shut down. I then have to hold down power button on unit for 10 seconds + which will force shut down. Upon restart the PS4 will advise me I failed to shut the unit down correctly !!!!!!

This is not a disc error either as this has happened on multiple games and will also happen when trying to load game apps off the PS store such as Strider which is an online only title.

 

I will be ringing Sony tomorrow to query this. Really did not want to have to return another PS4 but may be only option. We shall see...

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Re: Blinking White Light, Won't Turn on or off PS4

Aug 9, 2014
And?? How'd it go?
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