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Power-Button an Konsole & Controller

If you’ve just bought a PlayStation 4 or borrowed it from a friend, it’s easy to stumble over the point where you even turn on the PS4. We’ll show you where the power button is on all versions of the PS4 and how you can turn it on.

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Switch on the PS4 on the console itself

Full of anticipation, you unpack the console, connect it and then want to press the power button – but where is it? There are a total of three different models of the PlayStation 4: The classic PlayStation 4 (CUH-1XXXX), died Slim-Variant (CUH-2XXXX) as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro (CUH-7XXXX). Depending on the version, the position and type of the power button differs.

Classic PS4 (CUH-1XXX)

Especially with the first version, it’s easy to overlook the power button. The Touch switch is located on the upper half of the front above the Blu-ray slot and below the line-shaped power indicator light.

Image source: Sony, editing: GIGA

PS4 Slim (CUH-2XXX)

The slimmer version of the PS4 has a haptic power button. This is located far left at the front in the Drive bay column.

Image source: Sony, editing: GIGA

PS4 Pro (CUH-7XXX)

The Pro version also has a haptic power button. This is far left in the lower side of the middle of the three webs to find.

Image source: Sony, editing: GIGA

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Switch on PS4 via controller/remote control

You don’t necessarily have to use the console’s power button to turn on the PS4. You can also do this conveniently with the controller or a suitable PS4 remote control.

Switch on with controller

The PlayStation 4 can also be easily switched on using the original DualShock 4 controller. All you have to do is briefly press and hold the PS button in the middle of the gamepad.

Image source: Sony, editing: GIGA
A notice: This only works when the console and controller are paired together. If this is not the case, you must do this first. We’ll show you exactly how this works in the following article: Register and switch off the PS4 controller.

Switch on with remote control

If you often use your PlayStation as a Blu-ray or media player, you can also buy a remote control for the PS4 system separately. With the PDP remote controls officially licensed by Sony (view on eBay), the console can then be switched on via remote control.

Caution: There are several third-party remote controls for the PlayStation 4. However, many of them are Unable to turn on the consoleso you have to press the power button beforehand or turn on the console with a controller.

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