The Xbox One is one of the most popular consoles in the gaming industry alongside the Playstation and the Nintendo Switch, so it is only natural for some issues to arise when it comes to the hardware, and one of those issues is the console refusing to turn on but it keeps making noise.

There are several reasons this might start happening, and all of the solutions to the problem are quick and easy so anyone can do them in a few minutes. We are going to be listing all of the reasons your Xbox One is not turning on but is beeping, as well as the ways you can fix it.

Why Is My Xbox One Not Turning On But Beeping?

Cable Issues

The first reason your Xbox might not be turning on could be due to issues with the cables as well as the charging brick. When it comes to the cables, the internal wires may get frayed, making the console lose just enough power to create sound but not power on entirely.

The same situation is applicable to the charging brick. Charging bricks are prone to wear and a loss of conductivity, which can make them draw power from the outlet but not accumulate enough of it to run the console entirely. This can make the console produce noise, but that is basically all it does.


  • Replace the charging brick and the cables.

Moisture Within The Console

The next reason your Xbox One is not turning on could be due to moisture build-up within the console. This can be caused by the humidity conditions in the room you use the console since using a warm console in a cold room could lead to condensation forming inside it, which can short the motherboard.

If you have an Xbox One X, then you might encounter some issues with the internal vapor cooling, be it leakage or a complete failure. Having the vapor cooler leak onto your motherboard will more than likely short your CPU, leading to issues with the power supply.


  • Use a can of compressed air or a hairdryer set to the cold setting to thoroughly blow through the console, reducing the amount of moisture inside.
  • (Only with experience) Take the console apart and let it air dry until there is no more moisture inside.
  • Let the console dry on its own in a dry room for a few days.


The final reason your Xbox One is not turning on could be due to overheating issues. Overheating is caused by the console’s ventilation getting blocked up by excessive amounts of dust which limit the amount of air the console takes in.

Another reason could be that the console is being used for too long. Long gaming sessions are more than likely to cause your console to overheat.


  • Take the console to a professional to get cleaned.
  • Use a can of compressed air to blow the blocked dust out of the console.
  • Cut down on game time to let the console cool down.

Other Solutions For Fixing Your Console

Power Cycle

Power cycling is the process of forcing your Xbox One to go into standby mode and resetting its power settings. To do a power cycle, all you have to do is to make sure your Xbox One is turned off, after which you have to hold the power button for 10 seconds.

The light should change from orange to green, indicating that the Xbox One went into standby mode. From here, you should be able to turn the console on without any issues.

Soft Reset

A soft reset is a slightly less aggressive option for fixing your console, and it just includes unplugging some cables and pressing some buttons. To do a soft power reset, you are going to have to unplug the console from the outlet and wait about 20 seconds for the power to leave.

During this time, press the power button a few times to make sure that all of the power exits the console. Plug the console back into the wall and start it up, it should be working properly again.

Take The Console To A Professional

If the previously-mentioned advice doesn’t work, the penultimate solution is to take your console to a tech shop so they can open it up and determine the issue, and hopefully replace the parts. Maintenance at tech shops is usually not that expensive and anyone can get it assuming their console can’t be fixed at home.

Replace The Console

The worst-case scenario is that you take it to the shop and they do not know what the issue is, or the replacement for parts is too costly given the age of the console or its general condition.

If that is the case, then you are better off just buying a new console. The Xbox One was released in 2013, and over the years there have been a few new consoles to come out, so the selection is great at the moment. If your budget won’t like a next-gen console, then you can always find a different Xbox One at a lower price.

Wrapping Up

That would be all we have to say about the Xbox One power issue and its solutions. We understand that it can be an incredibly frustrating experience to have to deal with a faulty console and all of the issues that come with fixing it, so we hope that the solutions we have presented today have helped solve your issue. If not, we hope that your new console gets even better performance than your old one.

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