Xbox One Beeps But Won’t Turn On

Xbox One Beeps But Won't Turn On
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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, Hard Reset, and Clear Cache for Xbox One

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:

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

Tap the Eject Button Repeatedly - Xbox One Beeps But Won't Turn On

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

Check Your Xbox One Power Brick - Xbox One Beeps But Doesn't Turn On

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.

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

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’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.

Have any other ideas for how to fix your Xbox beeps but won’t turn on? Head over to our YouTube channel, drop us a comment below or send a message using our Contact page. Game on!



  • Posted February 1, 2018 12:24 am

    Just did the crazy repeatedly pressing eject button and it turned on!

    • Posted February 3, 2018 2:20 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      That’s insane lol. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks like it worked for some people. Glad this worked for you!

      • Posted November 30, 2019 9:24 pm


    • Posted October 15, 2019 10:07 pm

      Me too. Amazing. Thought I was going to have to buy a new one.
      Appreciate the help!!!

    • Posted December 25, 2019 10:25 pm

      Worked for me too. LoL!

  • Posted March 9, 2018 4:29 pm

    Had this issue with a one s today. If I plugged the controller in via the usb and hit the center button on the controller it started right up. None of the other solutions worked.

    • Posted June 2, 2018 3:03 am

      Glad to hear that it worked! Microsoft is a real trip sometimes lol..

      • Posted August 8, 2019 3:04 pm

        I tried everything and when I was trying the eject button thing, it turned on for 1 second and turned off again ? i don’t know how to fix it

    • Posted August 6, 2018 12:22 pm

      I freakin luv simple all along

    • Posted September 19, 2019 11:36 pm

      Did the same thing and it worked for me if you are reading this try connecting the controller and press the Xbox circle on the controller

    • Posted September 28, 2019 6:48 pm
      Joseph Priest

      This is crazy. I’ve been freaking out about it not starting and all I had to do was unplug my controller. Thank you

  • Posted April 18, 2018 12:28 am

    I held down the Xbox button on my controller and repeatedly taped the eject button… It worked. TYVM!

    • Posted June 2, 2018 3:03 am

      I can’t believe it’s not butter lol. Glad it worked for you!!

  • Posted July 17, 2018 2:41 am

    Hollllyyyyyyy shiiiiiiitt!! So 1st off, thank you. I thought i had tried everything and my xbox was done for, but I repeatedly pressed eject and it turned on and spat out my black ops 3.

  • Posted July 25, 2018 5:55 am
    Gober workman



    None worked

  • Posted August 7, 2018 7:57 pm

    One day I was playing the Xbox and it just shut off. I have not been able to get it back on. Its like its not getting power. I have tested the power supply and that is not the problem. I have gone through many solutions and none have worked. Trying to get it up and running again. Help would very much be appreciated.

    • Posted August 17, 2018 8:14 pm

      This is pretty random but I plugged in my connect and it worked so attempt that.

  • Posted August 9, 2018 1:13 am

    Guys if you have the Xbox One S is the Internal Power Supply that no longer has enough energy to start your system upp. if you had I’d plugged in a surge protector and it beeps for a second and turns off you need to buy a new power supply and switch it.

  • Posted August 9, 2018 12:18 pm
    Raechel blaze

    I unplugged all of the cables except the power cable unplugged it for 15 second plugged it back in and tried doing the controller power and eject button and it finally worked. Tried doing each one individually first and didn’t work. Tyvm

  • Posted August 14, 2018 11:52 pm

    So I just endlessly pressed the eject button and the beeping got louder and louder then the Xbox finally turned on….

  • Posted August 27, 2018 6:51 am

    Came home from work and my Xbox wouldn’t turn on. Held the middle button on the controller in and tapped the eject button repeatedly and lo and behold it came on. Thanks a ton for the zany tip!

  • Posted September 9, 2018 12:51 am

    Eject button worked for me! ?

  • Posted September 13, 2018 11:50 pm

    Did not work for us. Xbox One S brand new out of the box and it will not power on. Hitting the eject button over and over makes the power light come on for a second, then it just goes back off again. My daughter is devastated and I am upset since they shipping was 18 bucks. The thing was bought off ebay, brand new…don’t know what to say other than I am more of a Playstation guy and after I get my money back there is very little chance I will ever buy one of these things again.

  • Posted September 24, 2018 9:26 am
    [email protected]

    So it ended up seeming obvious to me that while the eject button worked for some people (but not me) some part of the CD drive initiates power so I pushed a CD 2/3 of the way in and it forced a start up! No other option from the above listed worked so try this if u have the same problem folks.

  • Posted January 7, 2019 1:44 pm

    I have tried everything but my Xbox one s didn’t turn on

  • Posted January 13, 2019 6:12 am

    The weird trick about pushing the eject button repeatedly, worked for me! The Xbox just turned on by itself! By the way, I am using Xbox One S. Hope this helps someone!

  • Posted January 25, 2019 4:35 pm
    Angel Diaz

    i just had this issue for the first time and it worked. i just kept pressing the eject button and out came my halo reach and i turned on. I am curious as to why this issue would happen, if an xbox one didnt need to be serviced that is. Can it be possible that if an xbox one was turned off during an update that the xbox one somehow got a corruption that somehow messed with its obtaining power? or it causes it to refuse the power? i dont know. im just taking guesses

    • Posted August 1, 2019 3:25 pm

      Same thing happened to me, the Xbox one stopped working during an update on a game, but I can not turn it back in any of those steps.

  • Posted January 26, 2019 8:12 pm
    Jackson Friddle

    Hitting the eject button actually worked omg thank you

  • Posted January 31, 2019 5:53 pm

    Try the eject method guys dont give up….it works works…dont give up

  • Posted March 5, 2019 1:50 am
    Shan Ashley Butas

    I have a Xbox One S and I’m having this problem too. I tried mostly everything and it still doesn’t work. So do I need to buy a new power cord? Please reply!

  • Posted April 6, 2019 9:55 pm

    Tried all reccomendations numerous times and in different orders not working. I dont get any light. Only beep that fades the more i try. I have to 10 sec power reset before i can try again.

  • Posted May 6, 2019 5:03 pm

    You guys are awesome!! Cant believe that worked!!!

  • Posted May 15, 2019 12:26 am
    Tom Tombiloo

    tried everything before the eject button one. tried the eject button one, but waited a minute for trying to turn it on and it worked… dumb. haha.

  • Posted May 16, 2019 12:04 am

    I did the “Option 2: Tap the Eject Button Repeatedly” for like a minute and it worked!!! I thought it was bs but it did! thank you!

  • Posted May 27, 2019 9:08 am

    Pressed the eject button a few times and it worked for me 🙂

  • Posted May 29, 2019 6:03 pm

    Just tried the eject method, surprisingly, it immediately booted up

  • Posted May 31, 2019 2:22 am

    The eject button method has worked, but I’m not in the clear yet. You see, when the console was awoken from it’s month-long sleep, it needed to be updated. The console had to restart itself during the update, and when it turned off automatically, it never turned back on. So when I turn it back on using that Xbox button method or the eject button method, the update starts over. I can’t use any online features unless the console is updated.

  • Posted June 15, 2019 4:11 am

    lmao I did the spam the eject Botton and it worked

  • Posted June 29, 2019 12:31 pm

    Nothing worked 🙁

  • Posted July 3, 2019 7:09 pm

    Wtf. The eject thing worked for me. The dumbest option here and it actually worked lol. Thanks!

  • Posted July 6, 2019 10:37 am

    None of them worked pls help

  • Posted July 10, 2019 10:31 pm
    [email protected]

    That crazy way still works ? unplugged my external hard drive and Kinect, hit eject a bunch until GTA V popped out. Then when it went right back it, it didn’t work. Had to grab the game when ejected and then worked… Thank you internet!

  • Posted July 12, 2019 11:52 pm
    Dylan Williams

    Wow! So the eject disc button trick does work if you rapid press it 3 times while the. Box is plugged in. It’s like kickstarting a dirt bike, com’on.

  • Posted August 8, 2019 5:36 pm

    The eject button worked lmaooooo

  • Posted August 9, 2019 8:08 pm
    Kevin Hutt

    So my old power supply half died. It was making some gross Burnt popcorn smells… cleaned it up. Worked fine. Went away for 2 days. Wouldnt work. Beep beep. Beep beep… Bought a new power supply. Knowing the awful odor few days prior. Get home with my new power supply ( and controller, cause why not?) Beep beep.. beep beep!!! Wahhh! Figured I killed my xbox…. next day. 14 hours later. Hit my power button. Thinking why not try once more. Before taking it apart and tinkering…… IT started up!

  • Posted August 11, 2019 4:47 am

    Eject button trick works lol. How Idk

  • Posted August 17, 2019 12:00 am

    Just did the press the button like crazy thing and it worked!!

  • Posted September 3, 2019 9:18 pm

    Ok so my power light on the Xbox does not turn on the sound the Xbox makes when it Powers up is one of two either very low in volume or cut short like half the sound the sound for eject button is normal volume and length I tried every single option on here none have worked my son may actually lose it without his Xbox that I so can’t afford to replace any time soon so need a different approach plz help

  • Posted September 11, 2019 2:22 pm
    Dave Gibson

    Eject button worked a treat !

    Had to mess about a bit with the power, eject and controller power button. But it fired up into life ?

  • Posted September 17, 2019 10:24 pm

    Can someone please advise, I have a x box one s only 18 months old. I was playing cod and during the game the the console shut down. If I press the power button I get 15 seconds of power and can spins and then it cuts out. Eject button operates. Also no output to the tv screen. I’ve tried everything. Any suggestions please, do you think I need a new internal power supply?

  • Posted October 11, 2019 12:37 am

    The eject method wasn’t working for me until I unplugged my external hard drive, controller and HDMI cables then tried with just the power block in and it worked

  • Posted October 12, 2019 3:39 am

    Repeatedly Hitting the eject and holding the center button on the controller worked for me!!! TYVM!!

  • Posted October 29, 2019 6:47 pm

    I tried the cable pulls, the eject button, all of that, and nothing worked. I tried putting in different games, nothing.

    Then I put in a normal DVD movie, and presto-change-o, it came on and booted up a system update. Odd, but it was my Hail Mary and it seems to have worked.

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:08 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      I never understand some of these solutions other than they work – I’ll add something like this to the list. Appreciate it!

  • Posted November 18, 2019 1:03 am

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    • Posted November 18, 2019 1:05 am

      P̮l̮z̮ ḫe̮l̮p̮ m̮e̮

      • Posted January 26, 2020 10:07 pm
        Colin @XboxDIY

        Do you have a hardrive plugged in? Only other thing I’ve seen that has worked so far besides the eject button trick.

  • Posted November 25, 2019 12:10 am
    Julian Ramey

    Thanks, worked for me!!!!!!

  • Posted November 28, 2019 12:56 am

    Wow… was blowing out all my fans figuring clogged with dust… nothing. Saw the hit eject repeatedly. Hit it about 5 times and wallah!! Very helpful! Thanks!!

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:06 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Nice! At least your Xbox is cleaner than it was before you started. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Posted November 29, 2019 2:12 pm

    The reject button wasn’t working at first but I read you just keep doing it. It took about 2 minutes of doing it. The light stayed on a little longer each time. But it finally kicked on!!

  • Posted December 1, 2019 6:56 am

    It didn’t work for me after the unplugging for 10 seconds so I just kept hitting the turn in button and eject button over and over for several minutes and it turned on

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:06 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Great to hear! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Posted December 5, 2019 2:08 pm

    Pressed the eject button fast a few times and it turned right on. Crazy.

  • Posted December 6, 2019 10:31 pm
    Andrew Lane

    I tried everything posted here and the xbox one just kept beeping at me… I detached my external harddrive and it turned right on

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:04 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Good to hear – a few others have mentioned the same thing. I’m going to add it to the article for others who are having same issue. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Posted December 10, 2019 3:42 am
    Anastasios Pappous

    Rapidly pressing eject button worked. Truly shocked to be honest

  • Posted December 20, 2019 7:55 pm

    I have tried every little thing people have said online up until I found this site and tried the eject. It turned on after roughly 5 quick taps on eject. Thank you so much guys! Made my sone super happy.

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:03 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Good to hear, and thanks for stopping by! If you have any suggestions, feel free to drop us an email – cheers!

  • Posted December 24, 2019 11:30 pm

    Yes, it works

  • Posted December 29, 2019 3:29 pm

    I know this is old, but the eject method worked for me! I also unplugged my external hardrive since that draws power as well

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:03 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Good to hear – sounds like someone after you resolved it the same way. I’m going to update the article with some additional info. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Posted December 31, 2019 11:08 pm
    Spencer Kemp

    Didn’t work for me. But I unplugged my external hard drive and it turned right on.

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:02 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Interesting – I’ll have to update the article with that information. Seems like people have some additional tricks that are working. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Posted January 4, 2020 11:46 am
    Elizabeth Masterson

    Glad I found this site – I had tried everything and nothing was working. Hit the eject button and it immediately started working again. Lol. Thank you!

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:02 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      Good to hear! Is everything still working alright?

  • Posted January 9, 2020 2:50 pm

    I just pushed the eject button once and it turned right on. Thanks for the help.

    • Posted January 26, 2020 10:01 pm
      Colin @XboxDIY

      No problem! Glad it worked for you – strange how these things are related whatsoever.

  • Posted February 1, 2020 10:35 pm

    Wow..eject button after trying everything else..was about to pitch it..thanks lol

  • Posted February 2, 2020 8:25 pm
    Samuel Chretien

    I’ve tried so many things and nothing has worked… Even the eject thing. I can’t/Don’t want to try the disc one because I have a game inside the xbox already. It was in there before it stopped working.

  • Posted February 7, 2020 5:19 pm

    just plugged my controller in my laptop using usb help power button on controller and repeatedly tap eject on console. for some reason the when i plugged the controller through usb on console it wouldnt work so i used my laptop works the same.

  • Posted February 18, 2020 2:37 am

    the eject method actually worked

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  • Posted February 25, 2020 11:59 am

    I had to unplug my external drive and then power cycle.

  • Posted February 25, 2020 6:10 pm
    Ján Mihalik

    Not sure what precisely worked but unplugging the internet and HDMI cable worked for some reason

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