Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the top dogs when it comes to console gaming and one of the major reason for its popularity is its extremely ergonomic and versatile controller. Also, Sony PlayStation 4 has one specific feature associated with its controller which gives it a clear edge over its competitors. The Sony PS4 controllers have in-built rechargeable batteries which can be recharged easily by simply using a USB cable. But, what to do if your PS4 controller stops charging. One thing for sure, not worry for we have tried and tested fixes for such a situation. Read along to find out!
- 0.1 Solution #1. Replace the batteries
- 0.2 Solution #2. Reset the controller
- 0.3 Solution #3. Check for a faulty charging port
- 0.4 Solution #4. Check for a faulty charging cable
- 0.5 Solution #5. Plug it into some other power source
- 0.6 Solution #6. Environmental Check
- 0.7 Solution #6. Seek Professional Help
- 1 Final Take!
Solution #1. Replace the batteries
Sometimes, the reason why your PS4 controller won’t charge can be as simple as discharged batteries. Even though PS4 controllers have in-built rechargeable batteries, a feature which actually gives it an edge over other consoles, the batteries might lose their capacity to store charge after long periods of usage. If that’s the case, replacing the batteries will solve it for sure.
Also, if you are worried to try it out with a newer controller due to warranty issue, feel free to try it out as doing so will not violate your warranty rights and claims.
Solution #2. Reset the controller
Resetting is perhaps the most instinctive solution when it comes to malfunctioning electronic devices. So, it is fairly logical to reset the PS4 controller. To do so, locate there is a small indent located next to the right screw, on the back of the controller. Now use a toothpick or or a similar tool and press down on that indent for a few seconds. Try plugging in the charger and check if it helps.
Solution #3. Check for a faulty charging port
With continuous use, there is quite a chance for the charging port to get damaged under stress and misuse. It may be the constant plugging in and out or an accidental fall but either way you might end up damaging the charging port. Check for any damage in and near the charging port. Also, the fault isn’t always caused by stress, it might also be a result of water damage.
Solution #4. Check for a faulty charging cable
If your charging port is fine, it doesn’t mean that the entire charging setup is working fine. There is a high probability that the issue lies with your charging cable. First verify visually to make sure that the charging cable is not broken. Test it out by connecting the cable to a different controller and check if it charges or not. If it doesn’t work, then you have narrowed down the culprit.
Solution #5. Plug it into some other power source
Maybe the power source you are using to charge the controller is faulty. If you are using the console itself to charge, try plugging it into some other power source, such as your laptop or a power brick.
Solution #6. Environmental Check
Sometimes, the PS4 controller can stop working if it is subjected to an extremely hot environment. Make sure that your controller is not sitting on any hot surface because. Keeping your controller on a hot surface couldt could be the reason behind the not charging issue. At such a scenario, the Bluetooth receiver which lies directly under the cover may stop working. So, make sure that when charging it, using it or even storing it, your controller is placed on a surface that isn’t hot.
Solution #6. Seek Professional Help
If none of the above solutions worked for you, there is just one conclusion. That is, your PS4 controller is broken and you need professional support. Try taking your controller to a Sony Authorised Service Centre. We are sure you will receive all the help you need there.