PS4 Guide to Fix Display flickering, HDMI, Power, Audio, Video, Red Light and Freeze issues

Nowadays we crave for games which play at a high resolution. We buy such games and just cant wait to start an awesome gaming session, but baaam!! there is something wrong with your PS4 screen. Either its flickering or showing green bars and the worst its just blankly staring back at you.

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Read this guide to solve those issues and be ready to rescue yourself from such situations.

PS4 Display - HDMI Problems

Nowadays we crave for games which play at a high resolution. If there is something wrong with your PS4 screen, Either its flickering or showing green bars and the worst its just blankly staring back at you. To stop screen flicering and green bars on your screen:

  • Turnoff the Deep Color option when your PlayStation 4 screen is flickering or displaying green bars.
  • For doing this you can go to the system's Dynamic Menu, then Settings > Sound and Screen > Video Output Settings.
  • Select the Deep Color option and press X
  • Select the Off option and press X

Repeated flashing of red light

This issue is the main cause of overheating of your PS4 console.

  • Shut it down completely and and let it cool.
  • Be sure to use your PS4 in a well ventilated room.
  • If not, make your PS4 stand upright to keep it cool.
  • If the problem persist, it might be an hardware issue.

Unexpected turnoff

Your PS4 console may unexpectedly shutdown without any warning in the middle of a game or while operating it. If you find yourself in such a situation do the following:

  • Check the HDMI cable and port of your TV.
  • Reset your system and unplug all the associated cords, wait for a couple of minutes re-plug and restart your system.
  • Be sure to use your PS4 in a well ventilated room.
  • If not, make your PS4 stand upright to keep it cool.
  • If the problem persists, contact Sony customer service.

Audio and video issues

While facing this problem you may likely to be in one of these three situations

  1. No audio but video is visible
  2. No video but audio is heard
  3. No audio and no video

To solve these problems be sure that all the audio and video options for PlayStation 4 are correct. You can access these options through the Setting Menu form PS4's home screen.

  • Check if the headphones are able to play the audio, you can use them temporarily.
  • Check the HDMI cable and port of your TV.
  • Check for online PlayStation 4's firmware and software updates.

PlayStation 4 Freezing issue

Reset your system and unplug all the associated cords, wait for a couple of minutes re-plug and restart your system.

Check for overheating, which will be indicated by a flashing red light.***Follow the steps for Repeated flashing of red light

If you notice this problem while doing a specific action like, PS4 freezes while accessing the PlayStation Network then avoid doing this from your console. Visit Sony Support site from your PC to download updates and transfer them to your PlayStation 4.