Have you ever run in to the problem where your Xbox One beeps but it won’t turn on? This is a common problem with the Xbox One, but it can be fixed following a few simple steps.

My Xbox One beeps, but it won’t turn on.

There are typically 2 scenarios where this happens:

  1. When you press the power button on your Xbox One, it beeps but won’t turn on. After hitting the button a second time, the console will turn on.
  2. When you press the power button on your Xbox One, it won’t turn on.

The first scenario is fairly common. This typically occurs after you power cycle your Xbox One (also known as a hard reset, or full reboot). You may perform a power cycle if you’re having problems signing in to Xbox Live, or when games and apps don’t start on your Xbox One. Read more about power cycling and how do to a hard restart.




Here are ways to fix your Xbox One so it will turn on:

But what if you’re running in to scenario #2 where your Xbox One beeps, but doesn’t turn on, ever? There are a few different tricks you can use to troubleshoot and help fix this problem when it happens:

Power Cycle Your Xbox One

This is the most obvious (and easiest) solution. With the Xbox One off, old your power button down for 10 seconds. You’ll hear the console power off, and the power brick will turn orange. This means that your console has reset. If your Xbox One beeps but doesn’t turn on, try pressing the button one more time.

Power cycling your Xbox One can fix many other problems. Didn’t know how to power cycle your Xbox One? You can read other tips and tricks about your Xbox on XboxDIY.com.

Tap the Eject Button Repeatedly

This might sound crazy, but a few people over at the Xbox forums have said they fixed their xbox one beeping but not turning on by repeatedly hitting the eject button on the front of the Xbox One console. While it does seem pretty insane, it seems like this fix has worked for a few different people, regardless of if you have a disc in the console or not.

One forum goer also pointed out that they were holding down the middle button on the Xbox One controller AND tapping the eject button before his Xbox One console turned on.

If you manage to fix your Xbox by performing this ridiculous feat, please let us know in the comments below – we would love to hear about it.

Check your Power Cable

There’s always the possibility that your Xbox One power cord is shot, or on the brink of failing. Any frays, bent wires, or damaged plastic casing on the power brick can be the reason your Xbox One isn’t turning on.

Luckily, a new power cable is pretty cheap, and it’s definitely a lot cheaper than replacing or upgrading your Xbox.

Unplug your Xbox for 10 Seconds

If you’ve exhausted all other options, you can unplug your Xbox One power cable from the outlet and the Xbox One for 10 seconds, to see if it resolves the issue. This is an internal power reset, and different than power cycling your Xbox One.

Microsoft has a handy help article on what to do if you there is no power for your Xbox One, and also a troubleshooting video.

Were You Able to Fix Your Xbox One?

If you’re still having problems where your Xbox One beeps but doesn’t turn on, it’s very possible that your Xbox One needs serviced. You can check out XboxDIY.com’s helpful how-to’s and troubleshooting guides, or you can head over to Microsoft and have your Xbox One Console serviced (spoiler alert: it won’t be cheap). Worst case scenario, you can always buy a new Xbox if you don’t want to deal with it or are looking for an excuse to upgrade.