The PS4 is one of the best consoles as it offers a fantastic gaming experience. But, if something isn’t working right, the whole experience will be ruined in seconds. One of the problems our readers were complaining about is related to the controller that won’t charge. Before you run to the store in which you purchased your console, there are several simple things you can try. Keep on reading as we are going to share a few possible fixes for PS4 controller not charging issue.

See also: Common PS4 issues and their fixes

Fixes for PS4 controller not charging issue

We are going to list a few things you can try that helped many of our readers. If nothing works and your device is still under the warranty, make sure to go to the store in which you purchased it and ask for a replacement of the faulty controller.

Solution No.1:

If you have been using the controller for long period of time, then consider replacing the batteries as rechargeable batteries lose their charges with time and die. This will not have any affect on the warranty, so feel free to try it out.

Solution No.2:

Try to reset the PS4 controller. On the back of the controller, there is a small indent located next to the right screw. Take a toothpick and press that indent down for a few seconds. Then plug in the charger and see if it helps.

PS4 controller not charging

Solution No.3:

There is a chance that the charging port is faulty if it is not charging when connected to the gaming system. Sometimes the charging port gets damaged because of constantly plugging the charger in and out because of stresses.

Solution No.4:

To make sure that the charging cable is not broken, connect the cable to a different controller and see if it is charging or not. If some of your friends own the same type of charging cable, borrow it to see if it works.

Solution No.5:

Make sure that your PS4 controller is not sitting on any hot surface because it could be the reason behind the not charging issue. The sensor is the separate component attached by the wire, called the Bluetooth receiver, directly under the cover. So, make sure that when charging it, your controller is placed on a surface which isn’t hot.

Solution No.6:

One of our readers said that putting the controller into the freezer for half an hour can fix the issue. This tricked was helpful as the controller started to charge normally after this. It may be because of the faulty temp sensor. Do this at your own risk.

Solution No.7:

Another reader reported the controller started to charge normally once it was placed upside down. Thought from the personal experience, no matter how strange the solution sounds, try it out as it may be the one that will work for you. Plug your PS4 remote, turn it upside down and simply let it sit. Some other readers said this trick helped them too, and once they placed the controller this way it started to charge. Moreover, for many, this was the only way they could charge it.

 

 

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20 COMMENTS

  1. So uhh, i threw mine against the wall because of the shite quality of the controller. And somehow, it worked. Idfk know how but, it’s going.

  2. my ps4 controller working 100% when i use that shit with cable but.. unplugged the cable showed me battery low level.. then disconnect.. so as usuasl I again connect da cable hold the ps butten to solve the charging icon.. show me on charging.. and in rest mood i also got yellow light blingking. but my bad luck ps4 controller actullay not charging.. what is da solution. ribbon cable problem or jds011 charging port problem???

  3. So I have 2 PS4 controllers and neither of them will charge me using any of these solutions, I’ve tried three different cords and plugging them into a wall, a laptop and none work to charge me controllers. I thought maybe it was the cords but all of them work to charge a portable speaker I have. Any ideas?

  4. Brand new, worthless, junk controllers that don’t recharge. Solution 7, positioning the controller upside down while resting on the charging cord is the only thing that worked for me. Very poor engineering, parts and craftsmanship. $120 USD of plastic crap, very disappointed.

  5. It has to be a short in the controller because you should not have to turn over a controller to a $400 system! I have to hold my brand new controller upside down at an extreme angle to charge. At $60 a pop they should be heavily engineered, apparently they are not.

  6. I have this problem and I just got my ps4 Christmas, it started about 2 months after I got my ps4 and I didn’t play it constantly or anything. So there’s no way it could have been used too much and gotten worn out. Anyways the solution I have is to plug my ps4 remote in and turn it upside down and let it sit. That’s the only way I can get it to charge, I found that solution on the internet somewhere.

  7. Devin m said: ↑
    I have this problem and I just got my ps4 Christmas, it started about 2 months after I got my ps4 and I didn’t play it constantly or anything. So there’s no way it could have been used too much and gotten worn out. Anyways the solution I have is to plug my ps4 remote in and turn it upside down and let it sit. That’s the only way I can get it to charge, I found that solution on the internet somewhere.

    Wow! I have to put my controller upside down to charge it as well. I thought I was the only one because its so damn weird. And the controller is practically new with a good charging port and cable everything but it has to be upside down which sucks because I cannot play any games and charge it.

    • Wow this is crazy my ps4 controllers both need to be turned upside down to charge. Cleary thers an issue here Sony ddnt see, I never had this issue on my ps3

  8. I just fixed mine by separating two filaments that were in contact in the strip inside that controller that sends current from the USB port into the controller.

  9. Try resetting the controller AND changing the USB cable…I think that in my case, the cable was either too long or bad. With the bad cable, the orange light came on but it stopped flashing. I reset the controller and used a shorter cable. The orange light was actually brighter and stayed on as if it was actually charging. Wish the clowns at Game Stop made these recommendations!

  10. I have a slightly different problem. I went to use my PS4 yesterday and seems my DS4 controller is causing a big problem.
    As normal I simply unplugged my controller ( after being on charge for around 2hrs), and the message popped up “DS4 disconnected, charge the battery” . So, natural reaction was to plug it back in, the console cuts out instantly like the power has just gone. I then switch it back on and repeat the process, as soon as I plug the USB into the controller it cuts out again.
    I went and acquired a new DS4 controller and it is still doing the same thing when I plug it in to charge.
    Does anyone have the same problem or know why this is happening ??
    Just want to ring out if it is a quick and easy fix , as I don’t want to send it to sony, as I’ve heard I can take a few months to get the console back.
    Any info is much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    • The prongs in the female USB are bent and touching something it’s not sopost to and it’s creating a shortage all you have to to is turn your system off and unplug it from the wall and then get a flash light​ and look in the females usbs and get a flat head and see if u can move the prongs from touching the console and don’t use that USB port again

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