PS4’s indicator lights display a wide variety of colors, each of which indicate system status information. Here is what the various color mean;
No Light – PS4 is powered off
Starts with Blue Light then to White – PS4 is powering on
Solid White – PS4 is powered on
Blinking Orange – PS4 is entering Rest Mode
Solid Orange – PS4 is in Rest Mode
Blinking White Light then goes Off – PS4 System powering off
Pulsing Red – PS4 System Overheating
Blinking White Light Solid Blue Light/ Blinking Blue – There is a System Error
If the indicator light stuck at blinking white/ solid blue, the system is frozen and needs troubleshooting. Here’s what you need to do;
Step 1: Unplug the console from the wall. Step 2: Wait at least 60 seconds, then plug the system back in, and turn it back on. Step 3: In case the issue persists, perform Safe Mode 7 as shown in the video below.
Beware that this will erase all your data stored on the hard drive. It’s therefore recommended to back up the data on PlayStation™Plus Online Game Saves or on an external hard drive first.
If you prefer watching a video, here’s Sony’s 3-minute video that will take you through that.
2. Disc stuck inside PS4
This might also hit you someday – you have a disc stuck inside your console.
Step 1. Turn off PS4 console and disconnect power cables and other cables connected on the console
Step 2. Remove HDD Bay Cover. Depending on your console model, you should follow various step by step guides as listed on this Sony article.
3. PS4 System Won’t Read Game Disc
If your PS4 can’t read a game disc, that means you wont play or even load your games. That may be caused by various issues;
The game disc has caught dirt or dust or fingerprints
The disc is burned or it’s an audio CDs
So here’s how to get around that;
Step 1. Try inserting another game, Blu-Ray disc, or DVD
Step 2. Go to Safe Mode (Turn off the PlayStation 4 then press and hold the power button, and release it after you’ve heard two beeps. Connect the DualShock4 controller and press the PS button) and select “Rebuild Database” – usually option 5.
Step 3. (Warning – this will delete all the data) If the Rebuild Database option doesn’t do the trick, select Option 7 Initialize PS4 and Reinstall System Software.
If all the above doesn’t work, I’m afraid to say that its time to take your console for repair.