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So, I am having trouble entering the safe mode on my PS4 (regular one, bought it in 2015). It has acting a little weird recently and I wanted to rebuild the database, but I was not able to do so because of said problem.
When I turn it on to start the safe mode, after the second beep, the light bar blinks blue a few times than stabilizes on white, the tv says there’s no signal. I can start the console normally and play games, it’s just the safe mode that won’t start.
I have had a similar issue about a year ago, but then all I could do was to initialize the console. Which was working fine after I did that, the only problem was that I couldn’t boot it into safe mode.
Does anyone know anything that could help? Should I initialize it again? Is there a way to rebuild the database without the safe mode?
Any help is appreciated... thanks in advance!
What do you mean "acting a little weird" other than not entering safe mode?
Lagging on the home screen; taking too long to load and the other day it froze, was only able to turn it off by holding down the power button.
How much free space have you got on your HDD?
Do you have any notifications, old downloads/uploads that you can delete (this won't delete the game from the system)?
About 73gb free. Yes, I have deleted everything I don’t use.
Do you think I should just initialize it? I have a backup of everything I need... I just can’t figure out why I am having this problem.@WhiteMonkey88
have you had a look at this? (mainly the last part)
If initialising the console worked for you last time, then wouldn't be bad to do it again as you have anything backed up. But you shouldn't need to keep doing that, so there seems to be a problem. Not sure whether that's the HDD or the system though.@Leon__2703
I didn’t try removing the hdd, I do that. If it doesn’t help, I’ll try to initialize it then, I will post here if anything works. Thanks for the help!@WhiteMonkey88
I let got of the button immediately after hearing the second beep. I have tried some other methods such as turning the ps4 off for about 30 min before trying to enter safe mode, nothing works.@Phteve-the-Rock
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