The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will display certain lighting colors and patterns depending on the status of the console.
You can check out this guide at Seeking Tech to see what the various LED indicators on the PS5 represents.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying No Lights
If your PlayStation 5 is not displaying any lights at all than it indicates they the system is completely powered down.
With your system shut down, you won’t be able to charge controllers or other accessories through the USB ports of the PlayStation 5. You also cannot download and/or install any applications, games or downloadable content.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Blinking White Light and Then No Lights
If your PlayStation 5 is displaying a blinking white light before transitioning into displaying no lights at all, then that means that your system is in the process of completely powering down.
During this period, make sure you don’t pull the power plug attached to the PS5 as it may cause damage to the system.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Solid Blue Light and Then a Solid White Light
When your PlayStation 5 initially displays a blue light before transitioning into a white light, then it indicates that the system is being turned on after previously being completely powered down.
If you believed that your PS5 is turning on by itself, then you can check out this tutorial to see how you can fix this issue.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Blinking Amber, Orange or Yellow Light
When your PlayStation 5 is displaying an orange light, which might appear to be amber or yellow to some individuals, then it means that the system is in the process of going into rest mode.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Solid Amber, Orange or Yellow Light
When your PS5 is displaying a solid orange yet, which might appear to be amber or yellow to some individuals, then it means that the system has entered in to rest mode.
For the uninformed, rest mode is a low-powered state where you can still use the PlayStation 5 to recharge accessories through its USB ports. You can also download and install digital content while the system is in rest mode.
To exit the PS5’s rest mode, you can either press the PS button on your DualSense on the power button on the console. Doing so, will power on the system completely.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Blinking White Light
If your system is only displaying a blinking white light, then it indicates that there an error has occurred on your PlayStation 5.
Why Your PS5 is Displaying a Blinking Blue Light or Solid Blue Light without Transitioning to White Light
If your PlayStation 5 is only displaying a blinking blue light or solid blue light without transitioning into a solid white light, then these also indicate a console error.
We recommend turning off the PlayStation 5, if possible, when it is only displaying a blinking white light, a blinking blue light or a solid blue light. You can find out how you can shut down a PlayStation 5 that have crashed or frozen with this tutorial.
After shutting down the PlayStation 5, unplug the console from the power outlet. Wait for at least one minute before plugging it back in again.
Try to power on your PS5 system once again to see if it is still displaying a blinking white light, a blinking blue light or a solid blue light. If you are still running into issues, then you can check out this guide on how to fix a PlayStation 5 that is experiencing crashing or freezing issues.