Why is your Xbox One Turning on by Itself?

Why is your Xbox One Turning on by Itself

Sure, your Xbox One is only a couple of months old. But it is turning itself on when you don’t want it to. But, that doesn’t mean you have to get stressed about it. You only need to figure out what’s the cause of the problem and you’re good to go.  Here’s a closer look at the situation and what you can do about it.

Highly Sensitive Capacitive Power Button

The original Xbox One comes with a capacitive button as opposed to having a physical power button. In essence, what this implies is that it is relatively easy to the console to turn on itself without human intervention.

So, make sure that the button is clean, free of dirt, dust, food particles that may cause it to malfunction. In other words, brush the power button as regularly as possible to prevent it from malfunctioning. Don’t forget to keep pets away from the console.

Xbox Problems

Your Xbox One internal components could be having problems. Of course, there is a chance that you may buy a unit that has malfunctioned already. Contact a local Xbox technician to check your system. You can also choose to return the machine for a replacement especially if the warranty is still in force.

HDMI Controls

HDMI Consumer Electronic Controls (HDMI-CEC) enables your TV to control HDMI devices. These can turn your Xbox One every time you switch on your television.

Be sure to disable the HDMI-CEC function in your TV settings to ensure that it doesn’t turn on your Xbox. The only thing to note here is that the procedure differs from one television model to another. What this implies is that you can to refer to the user’s guide or get in touch with the manufacturer to help you the process.

The Bottom Line

You want to get the most out of your Xbox One. It is, therefore, essential that you know how to address minor problems that will keep happening from time to time. That way, you will have an enjoyable gaming experience irrespective of the console.

And, speaking of consoles, it is quite interesting how some never made it to the mainstream irrespective of their seemingly well-thought-out design and functionality. One more thing – make sure that you turn on automatic updates for your console to save you lots of time whenever you switch on your Xbox One.


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