The PlayStation 4 (PS4) has a single LED to indicate the console’s current status. On the original PS4 as pictured above, this was a light strip running across the top, front to back. On the newer PS4 slim this is now a small LED is on the front, left-hand side. For those lucky enough to have a PS4 Pro, the LED is in the bottom, left-hand corner of the front panel.
Whichever version you have, though, the colours mean the same…
Your PS4 is powering on. If it remains blue then a system error has occurred.
Your PS4 is on and working normally.
Your console is entering rest mode. After a few seconds, it should turn…
Your PS4 is in rest mode. Rest mode is a low-power state, where it can charge controllers, download and install content.
Your console is powering itself off. When off, the light will switch off entirely. If it remains blinking white then a system error may have occurred.
A system error has occurred. Try powering it off from the mains socket and then switch it back on after a minute has passed.
Your PS4 is overheating. Clean out the vents (sensibly) the best you can and consider positioning it somewhere with better airflow.
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