How To Power Cycle PSN, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Steam?

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There will be lots of instances when you will receive different issues with your gaming console. Most of the time these problems are nothing just temporary issues that should get fixed by simply clearing your console cache by power cycling it.

Here in this post, we are going to tell you the steps to power cycle your Xbox, PSN, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

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 How To Power Cycle PSN?


  • Go near to your PSN console.
  • Then press and hold the Power Button till the light goes off.
  • Then wait till the console fully shut down.
  • Then Unplug the console power cable from the power outlet.
  • Then Remove the Power Cord from the back of the console.
  • Now Wait for around 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Then Plug in back the power cord to the console and power outlet.
  • Then Press and hold the power button to restart the console.

 How To Power Cycle Xbox?


  • Go next to your Xbox console.
  • Then press and hold the Xbox button from the front of the console till the console power off.
  • Then Remove your console power cable from the power source.
  • Then Wait for around 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then Plug back in the console power cable.
  • Then Press the console power button to restart the console.

 How To Power Cycle Nintendo Switch?


  • Grab your Nintendo Switch.
  • Then from the top of the Nintendo Switch press and hold the Power Button for around 10 to 15 seconds till it shut down.
  • Then Wait for around 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then Press again the console power button to restart the console.

 How To Power Cycle Steam?


  • Quit the Steam and all the other programs on your PC.
  • Then Shut down your PC.
  • Make sure your PC is not connected to the power source.
  • Then Wait for around 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then Restart your PC.
  • Then relaunch the Steam.

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