The Xbox One Turns on then off immediately in some situations. If your console is still turned off, you can easily repair it by following a few simple measures. Keep in mind that there may be a variety of reasons why your console is acting up. It may be a big hardware problem, defective cables, or a software update issue, as some people have claimed. This guide contains all of the solutions; make sure to try them all; ideally, one of them will resolve the issue.
How to Resolve “Xbox One Turns On Then Off” Issues
As previously stated, there may be several causes for this problem; as a result, we have attempted to address all possible solutions. First, try all of the solutions; if none of them work, call customer service and get your console repaired by a professional.
Note: If none of the above solutions work, factory reset your Xbox One; otherwise, it will start happening again.
1: If Your Xbox One Shuts Down After A While
If your console does not turn off immediately, there are two options for resolving the issue.
- Reset Factory Settings
SSettings > System > Console info > Reset console > Reset and keep my games & apps.
- Modify the power settings
In certain cases, changing the power settings to “Instant-on” mode will solve the problem. The console starts up faster in “Instant-on” mode, and you can also wake it up with your voice.
Select Instant-on mode from the dropdown menu under Profile & device > Settings > General > Power mode & start-up.
2: Reset the Power Supply
Unplug the power cable and leave it unplugged for at least 10 seconds before you plug in the power cords back. Then, to start the console, push the power button.
3: Press the Power Button for a Long Time
Keep the power button for 10 seconds or more while the Xbox One is turned off. The console will be reset and put into standby mode using this process. Switch on the Xbox one once it’s done, and it should boot normally.
4: Continue pressing the Power Button
Switch on the Xbox One until it makes a whirring noise; once you hear that, push the power button again, and it should boot normally.
5: Pressing the Eject Button rapidly
In certain cases, pressing the eject button 5-10 times in a row will work. Avoid doing it and find another solution if it doesn’t work for you.
6: Disconnect the External Hard Drive
Remove the external hard drive and switch on the console. You should also try removing the USB devices and external hard drive to see if that helps.
7: Disconnect the USB Devices
Remove all USB devices from the Xbox One before turning it on; if you’re having trouble booting up after a software update, this approach should help. You can connect the USB devices and start playing once the console has booted normally.
8: Switch to a different electrical outlet
A lack of power may also cause this booting problem. If you’re using a power strip with several appliances, consider switching to a different outlet, unplugging some of the appliances, and turning on the Xbox.
9: Use a blow dryer to warm up the console
Puff warm air into the Xbox One air vents with a hairdryer. Make sure the air isn’t too humid, and just do it for 3-5 minutes at a time. You can take a break and resume blowing the air if it becomes too humid. You will blow warm air on the heat sync and fan of the power brick if you can open it. This remedy comes in handy when nothing else does.
Notice that if you do it too much, it will melt important parts and cause even more harm to your console.
Why Your Xbox One Turns On Then Off
If you’ve exhausted all of the above options, the problem is almost certainly connected to hardware that needs to be repaired by a professional. We’ve mentioned some of the most common causes of this problem below.
1. Motherboard with Liquid
If you spilled liquid on your Xbox One, it’s possible that it got to the motherboard and ruined it. If you are an expert, you will not be able to repair this on your own. We suggest contacting Microsft help or visiting a local service center to get the problem resolved.
2. Console Overheating
If the console becomes too hot to handle, it will fail to turn on and turn off immediately. To fix this, simply wait a while and then reboot the console. (Make sure the vents aren’t clogged and the fans are clean.)
3. Faulty Power Brick
Defective power brick can often result in booting problems. Replace it and see if that solves the problem.
4. A faulty power supply
The Xbox One needs a greater burst of power on startup; a defective PSU might be unable to provide this, and the console will switch off immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My Xbox One beeps but refuses to turn on.
A. If your Xbox One beeps but won’t turn on, try pressing the eject button 5–10 times in a row or unplugging the console for 10–15 seconds and reconnecting it to reset the internal power supply.
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2. After connecting to WiFi, the Xbox One turns off.
To correct this, follow these steps:
- To begin, open a web browser.
- Enter the default gateway into the address bar of your internet browser to log in to the router.
- Fill in your user name and password.
- Pick Gateway from the menu then selects connection, and then WiFi from the submenu.
- On the Network, you want to use, click Edit.
- Choose “Show More Security Options” and then “WPA TKIP.”
- Save after pressing Apply.
3. Xbox One something happened on our end
A. In most situations, this error is caused by an incomplete code upgrade. Factory reset your console to repair this, and it will uninstall the entire update again. Follow the steps below to get started:
Settings > System > Console info > Reset console > Reset and keep my games & apps.
4. My Xbox One Turns On Then Off Suddenly
A. This may be an overheating issue; check for clogged vents and try removing all external devices and see if it happens again; defective external devices can cause the Xbox to shut down unexpectedly in some cases.