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[How to Fixes] Xbox Won’t Turn On After Power Outage

Power outages can be very frustrating, especially when it happens in the middle of a gaming session. If your Xbox won’t turn on after a power outage, don’t worry. Nothing too bad likely happened.

To fix this, try an alternate power source or change the power brick. You can also try to soft or hard reset your Xbox. Continue reading below to find out more solutions in detail.

Xbox Won’t Turn On After Power Outage

When Your Xbox Might Not Power on After a Power Outage?

A lot of things can happen to your Xbox due to a power outage. Such as:

  • Burnt out power components in your Xbox.
  • Burnt out power source/ wall outlet.
  • Software issue.
  • Fried console.

How to Fix Xbox Not Turning on After Power Outage Error

Proceed with the following solutions one by one, checking if it works after each step. you don’t have to do them all at once.

Use a Different Power Source

 Sometimes after a power outage, your wall socket gets burnt. So, try connecting your Xbox to a different power source or wall outlet first. Plug your Xbox in a different source and turn it on.

Replace the Power Brick

Sometimes it’s the power brick that gets burnt due to a sudden power surge or power failure. So, if connecting with a different outlet doesn’t work, use a different power brick. It can be a bit more costly than replacing the wall outlet, however, it’s way more cheaper than replacing the whole console.

Soft Reset

Start with this if you are unsure whether the power supply or the console is to blame.

Here are the easy steps to soft reset your Xbox:

  • Press and hold the Xbox controller button for 10 seconds.
  • After that, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.

If you hear the beep from the controller button, then your console is receiving power from the controller. And if you hear the beep from the power button then it is receiving power from the power supply. But if you don’t hear any beep then there may be a fault with that device.

Hard Reset

When soft reset fails, try doing a hard reset by following the steps mentioned below.

  • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
  • Then, disconnect the power adapter from the wall.
  • After that, detach the adapter from the power supply of your Xbox.
  • Now, wait for at least 5 minutes and reconnect all the cables.

Now turn on your Xbox. If it does not turn on, then follow the next method.

Boot in Safe Mode

To boot in safe mode on your Xbox, follow the steps below:

  • Press and hold the Xbox button and the Eject button simultaneously.
  • Keep hold for at least 10 seconds.
  • Release the buttons after showing two flashes.
  • After booting in the safe mode successfully, choose the Repair Software option and wait until it finishes the process.

Caution: Do not unplug your Xbox during the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Power Outage damage Xbox Console?

Yes, it can. In fact, a sudden power outage can damage any electrical device. It’s best to use a backup power source like UPS or IPS to keep your electrical equipment safe.

How Do I Know That My Xbox Power Brick Is Damaged?

All the Xbox power bricks contain an indicator light on them to inform you about the condition of your power brick. You can read the manual of your power brick, which contains information about the color indicator and its meanings.


If none of the above-mentioned methods work, it’s possible that your Xbox itself is damaged. Get it checked by any authorized technician or contact customer care to get it fixed or replaced. However, that’s extremely rare, because most of the time, it’s just a damaged power brick that’s stopping your Xbox from turning on. Good luck, and thanks for reading. 

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