How to fix an Xbox one console that can’t turn on?
Xbox one console is the home to award winning games like Doom Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3: wild Hunt among others. These games get players sucked into them by their features for example, single player mode and multi player mode which is incredible, however there is an issue that most gamers face at one point of owning an Xbox one console. It becomes lifeless and in short, it won’t turn on completely. It could be even more stressful for those who have just bought the console, they get worried of the money wasted. Fortunately, there are several gamers who have shared stories about the how the console gets to that point and how they were able to find solutions that could be used respectively.
Possible problems and solutions explained
- The device is not plugged in
- The power supply needs a reset
- Power supply issue.
- The problem with your controller
- Overheated console
- Motherboard issues
- You need a new console.
Reasons why it’s still off.
The device is not plugged in.
Yes, it is really simple but some people have issues with trying to plug in the console. They might have forgotten to do so. For a new console owner, that could be an issue for some. Just do a double check and see if you actually plugged it in.
The power supply needs a reset.
Resting always does the magic. Once a device is acting up, you just have to reset it and everything is back to normal . This is a method that can also work for Xbox one consoles. Follow these steps and get it working as soon as possible
- First of all, unplug the power cord from the console.
- Secondly, wait for about 10 seconds.
- Then finally, Plug the cord back into the Xbox one console and then press the Xbox button on the front of the console.
If the console turns on, the internal power reset worked.
Power supply issue.
The power supply is where everything starts from. For a device to work, they need power and in this state, you need to check some parts, once you turn the power outlet on, is the console off or on? Another part to look at is, look at the light, is it orange or white? If it’s showing any of those lights, there is no problem with the outlet. Unplug the console and wait for a period of 20 minutes and plug it again and if it’s still not turning on, you need to replace the power supply.
If you use a device for more hours than normal, it starts to heat up and later affect how the console functions. Even with Xbox one consoles, they need time to cool down for sometime before resuming work. But that is one of the problems, another is the changing seasons. When go into summer, most of our devices react to temperatures and will over heat and thus refuse to turn on. How you can go about this problem is by venting the console. Remove everything that blocks the vent so that air can be received by the console. After the venting, let the console cool down to normal temperature and then try to turn it on
The setting issues.
Have you checked the settings? You can only do this if only you can manage to boot up the console but not play.. Just navigate to power and start-up in the settings menu. The Xbox comes with feature called instant-on. With this instant-on mode, the console will turn on quicker and will not fully shut on and it will be in an inactive mode which could trigger the issue later for you and that’s why your console will fail to turn on. What you need to do,
- Change to energy saving mode
- Check the auto- shutdown option.
After you follow those few steps, it will be good to go.
Try to Sync, Eject, and Power Buttons Simultaneously
Follow these steps;
- Hold sync, eject, and power buttons for 10 seconds.
- : After 10 seconds, release the eject button and wait for 15 seconds.
- After 15 seconds, release all the buttons.
- Hold the power button and long-press the sync button, if it does not boot up, press the sync button couple of times while holding the power button.
If the power supply is on but the console is not on, it means that there is an issue with the motherboard and it needs to be replaced.
The problem with your controller.
Your controller could add to the list of issues troubling your Xbox one console. You need to check and see the condition of the controller. Check for bad batteries or broken controller. If these problems are not present, try to plug it with a USB and check if it has been resolved
Power strips problems.
Check to see if they working well and next remove everything from the strips. This means that you take one at a time including the monitors. If the problem is with the power strips, it will show up as you try to plug back the devices again one by one. One thing you should keep in mind is that the more things connected to the power strip, the more likely it is to blow the fuse.
You need a new console.
The last on the list. This is when everything has failed and you have ran out of options, the only way is to contact a tech person nearby for help and also contact Microsoft for further help that could either end with a new console or a repaired one, it all depends on the warranty you possess and just a tip, make sure to always keep proof of purchase and warranty because damages are never predicted. It’s better to be prepared than panic later.
This article is to help with your adrenaline and make sure you don’t panic once you find your Xbox one console one not turning on. There is a chance that one of them could be your hero and will save the day.