playstation 4 freezes fixAlthough Sony reported that just 0.4% of the PlayStation 4 owners were affected by technical problems, this doesn’t mean that there are no problems of this kind and we are here to try and help. We will try to help you find a way to fix the PS4 freezing problems, the blue light of death that Bricks your console and makes it unusable. Fortunately, it appears that there are ways to fix the problem.

So what problem are we talking about? When the PS4 freezes and doesn’t boot up or allow you to enter Safe Mode and all you can see is the blue light pulsing. If you are one of the unfortunate few having this problem, here is what to do:

1. First, turn off the console and unplug the HDD.
2. Turn the PS4 on and it will load Safe Mode, asking for the HDD
3. Turn the console off again, plug the HDD and boot the PS4. It will start in Safe Mode, recover the Operating System data and you will be able to use it again.

Another fix that you can try is to format the Harddrive and reinstall the firmware.

UPDATE: Before trying those fixes above, make sure that your HDMI port is working properly as it appears that many problems are actually related to the HDMI port. What happens is that a small metal piece in the HDMI wire, when plugged in the PS4 could switch sides or a teeth might break. So make sure that you inspect the HDMI wires carefully and everything looks safe and sound.

UPDATE 1: Sony have posted an extensive help list themselves, covering mostly the same fixes that we’ve suggested, but also some related to the power supply. You can check out Sony’s recommended fixes here.

Are you having any similar problems with your PlayStation 4? Did this fixes manage fix your problems or the technical problems and freezes continue after applying them? Let us know by commenting below – and any possible solution to these freezes and brick issues is welcome!


  1. I just got mine tonight. Its flashing blue light, will not display anything and resetting the hard drive did not work. I bought a broken system right out of the boxy. Sony says it needs to be serviced and do not offer anything to compensate for the fact that I ordered this the day after E3 and just spent a lot of money for nothing not to mention taking off work and inviting family over to play it.

  2. The Sony PS4 is a huge disappointment. I hooked it up after receiving it and it did not display anything on the screen. After trying to trouble shoot for 45 minutes I turned to the web where I learned that the pulsing blue light means that the system has a hard drive issue. I called Sony to ensure there are no remedies and have been on hold waiting for a rep for 2 1/2 hours before giving up. Surprising that I can’t get through as they claimed that this has only happened to less then 1 percent of the systems. Save yourself the headache and either wait until they get everything fixed before purchasing one or get a X-box.

  3. I had the blue light of death. I had to send mine back to Sony. They told me i had to wait 3 weeks.
    Seems a bit long to me. I just got it. It’s not like it’s my fault.


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