4 Common PS5 Problems and What You Can Do to Fix Them

Published : 18/01/2021 18:12:31
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4 Common PS5 Problems and What You Can Do to Fix Them

Like any other product, the PS5, although new, is not immune to issues and glitches. From the day of its release, many problems with the next-gen gaming console have been reported. Some experience download errors, while others run into the bricking issues, which essentially turns the console into a glorified paperweight. Fortunately, some problems are fixable all by yourself with a little bit of tinkering.


Do you have issues with your PlayStation 5? If so, we will do our best to help you try and address the problem. This article will list out common errors with the PS5 and what you can do to fix them.


1. Rest mode errors


There are various errors associated with the rest mode feature of the PS5. Some say problems occur when going into rest mode while playing a game, while others run into issues when waking their console. These problems cause the console to crash, and they can sometimes lead to pop-up messages telling the owner the hard drive needs to be fixed.


Currently, there are no confirmed fixes for rest-mode related issues. If you have been running into such problems, it is a good idea to disable rest mode altogether.


2. Charging problems


Some PlayStation owners have reported problems regarding charging their PS5's Dual Sense Controller. The most common problem is that they cannot charge the controller while the PS5 is in rest mode, which leads to batteries running out in the middle of gaming sessions.


This is not the fault of the console, but more so the fault of the user. If this is a problem you are facing, make sure that the option to charge the controllers in rest mode is enabled in the first place. You can go into the Power Saver settings tab to check. If that does not fix it, plug the controller's chord into the backports on the PS5. Some say the USB-C port in front works, so try that as well.


3. Data transfer issues


Many PS5 owners are also PS4 owners. Most of them want to transfer data from their old console to the new one. However, many have run into issues that stopped them from doing so.


If you have trouble transferring data from your PS4 to your PS5, the problem may lie with the USB or LAN cable you are using. Many say that Wi-Fi works best to transfer data, so if you have not tried that, give it a go.


4. Download problems


Some of the most common problems with the PS5 are download-related. Most of these download problems revolve around indefinite downloads that never seem to end or complete. No one knows why this happens, but the solution may be a little worrying for you.


Many have found that factory-resetting their PS5 fixes the issue. If you want to try this, make sure to back up your PlayStation first.


That said, PlayStation recently noted that you can fix this problem by updating the PS5's system software to the latest update and then start it in safe mode to rebuild the database. Try that out first if you haven't, as factory resetting should only be a last-ditch attempt.




It is unfortunate that the PlayStation 5, with its brand-new hardware and features, is riddled with issues. However, we all know this was expected. Many other new products also experience problems upon release. Fortunately, many of these issues will have solutions, and if you are experiencing any of the above problems, we hope the suggestions we gave have helped. If your PS5 is still problematic, feel free to send it back to Sony or send it to a local repair shop for a fix!


Gamer Tech is an established repair company in the UK, offering quality parts and professional techniques to fix faulty devices. If you need PS5 repairs in the UK, send your device to us today!

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