Have you ever run into 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.
There are typically 2 scenarios where your Xbox will beep after pressing the power button, but not turn on:
- You press the power button, it beeps, but won’t turn on. After hitting the button a second time, the console will turn on.
- When you press the power button on your Xbox One, it won’t turn on. After hitting it a second time, the Xbox still does not turn on.
The first scenario is fairly common and could be due to the power state your Xbox is in.
The second scenario is much more serious and could require reapairs or replacing your Xbox One.
Let’s walk through a few different ways you can fix the issue of your Xbox beeping, but not turning on.
Option 1: Power Cycle your Xbox
This is the most obvious (and easiest) solution for fixing your Xbox when it beeps but doesn’t turn on.
How to Power Cycle Your Xbox One:
- With the Xbox One powered off, hold your power button down for 10 seconds.
- You’ll hear the console power off, and the power brick will turn orange briefly, white for another second, and then back to orange.
This means that your console has finished resetting and is now in a standby state.
If your Xbox One beeps but still doesn’t turn on, try pressing the button one more time.
This fix also works for many other problems such:
- Games not starting
- Games crashing or freezing
- Downloads Stopping
- Slow download or upload speeds
Next, we’ll take a look at some other methods that are a little bit more unorthodox but have worked for others experiencing the issue of their Xbox beeping but not turning on.
Option 2: 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!
Optional 3: Check Your Power Cable and Power Brick
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.
Side Note: The New Xbox One X has a single power cord (and no brick) – which is another reason we love it so much!
Here are our recommended replacement power supply bricks for Xbox One:
Option 4: 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 of when your Xbox One beeps but doesn’t turn on.
This is an internal power reset, and different than power cycling your Xbox One.
Were you able to fix your Xbox One Beeping But Not Turning On?
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 servicing.
You can check out XboxDIY.com’s helpful repair, tutorial, 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 One if you don’t want to deal with it or are looking for an excuse to upgrade.