Possible fixes for the PS4 controller not charging issue Here are a few steps to fix the ps4 not charging issue. Solution 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. Solution 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. Solution 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 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. Solution 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 separate component attached by wire, called the Bluetooth receiver, directly under the cover. If you know other solutions, please leave it below.