Troubleshooting My Philips styler does not work There can be several reasons why your Philips styler does not work. Try the following to determine what the problem might be. Make sure that your styler is plugged and switched on For Philips heatstylers: Press the ON/OFF button until the display lights up or move the ON/OFF slide switch to the I position. Select a temperature and wait a minute to let the styler heat up. For Philips hair dryers: Select an airflow setting. Check if the power supply works If the styler is still not working, plug in another device in the power socket to check whether the socket is live.