Fixing PS4 Controller Not Charging And No Light

Your PS4 controller may not be charging with no light for a number of reasons. And they might be anything from little ones, like dust or cable difficulties, to more serious ones, like the need to acquire a new controller.

It’s always a good idea to try some troubleshooting to see if you can get your PS4 controller to charge again flawlessly before you go out and buy a new one. It might be simpler than you think.

Note that this is a quick resolution for the issue. If you want more details on why your controller won’t charge, please visit this page.

How To Fix A PS4 Controller Not Charging And No Light

Here are five suggested solutions to this problem. We hope that at least one of them will work for you.

1. Connect Your Controller To Another Device

Occasionally, controllers have trouble charging through the PS4. You may narrow down the causes by testing your PS4 controller by connecting it to a different device, such as your Mac, PC, or any Android device.

You can be sure that the issue isn’t with the PS4 if your controller is also not charging from another source and not showing any light.

2. Change Your PS4 Controller’s USB Cable

The USB cable with which you connect your controller to the PS4 and charge it may be the problem rather than the controller itself. Try using a different cable or try charging a different controller with that one. You need to make sure whether it’s the cable or the controller.

You can also look for physical damage to the cable, such as fraying on the cord or accumulated dirt in the connector.

3. Check The PS4 USB Port

The power flow may be disrupted by accumulated dust or grit inside the PS4 USB port you’re using to connect your controller to, preventing your controller from charging.

Compressed air or a short sweep with a wooden toothpick might be helpful.

Read on how to clean your PS4 USB ports for additional details.

4. Unpair & Reset Your Controller

If your controller still have some power to operate, or you can use another controller with your PS4, you need to unpair the problematic controller first and then reset it.

To learn how to unpair your controller, visit this page.

After you do that, you need to hard reset your controller. This will restore the factory settings of your controller and resolve any software-related performance issues.

Once done, you will need to re-sync the controller to the PS4 by connecting it via USB again and pressing the PS button.

5. Power Cycle Your PS4

Your controller might not be charging with no light because of an issue with the PS4 system. Usually, most systematic issues on the PS4 can be resolved by simple power cycling.

All what you have to do is turn off your PS4 and disconnect the PS4’s power cord from the outlet. You need also to turn off your PS4 controller and unplug it from the console.

Wait 5 to 10 minutes, then, while the PS4 is still unplugged, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to completely drain the PS4’s remaining power. Check to see if the problem has been resolved by plugging the PS4 back in and turning it on.


After trying all of the above troubleshooting, if your controller still won’t charge with no light, see if it’s still covered by Sony or the retailer you bought it from.

If this is the case, you might be able to replace it or change some of the hardware without having to pay for an entirely new controller.

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