When your Xbox Series X or S won't turn on, you need to make sure it's getting power, that the firmware isn't corrupt, and check your power cord. In the case of the Xbox One S, many users have been surprised to find that the power brick is absent from the box. Yes, you heard it right! The new Xbox One S console no longer requires a separate power brick. However, this doesn't mean that power cord issues are completely eliminated. So, what should you do when your Xbox One S console won't turn on? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Firstly, turn off and unplug the console. Press and hold the Power button on the front of your Xbox One several times. This can help discharge any residual power and potentially resolve minor power issues. If this doesn't work, try using a different power outlet or power strip to rule out any issues with the power source. Sometimes, a faulty power outlet can be the culprit.
If the console still won't turn on, it's time to inspect the power cord. Check for any visible damage or frayed wires. If there are any signs of damage, it's advisable to replace the power cord immediately. Using a damaged power cord can not only prevent your console from turning on but also pose a safety risk.