Troubleshooting My Philips shaver does not switch on If your Philips shaver does not switch on, read in the following lines what you can do to solve the issue. The shaver is not connected to the power This shaver is not rechargeable and therefore only works when it is connected to the household power. The shaving unit is dirty Clean the shaving unit thoroughly or replace it. The shaving unit is loose You may not have reassembled the shaving unit properly after extra-thorough cleaning. The probelm persists Contact us.