Why Is My PS4 Controller Light Blue And Not Working?

Sometimes PS4 controllers can have issues where the light is blue but the controller isn’t responding or working. There can be a few reasons for this that we’ll cover soon in this article alongside a solution for each cause.

The Causes & Solutions

Here are the most common causes of the issue that the PS4 controller light is blue and not working:

  • The PS4 controller may have a broken USB cable. In this case, replace the USB cable.
  • The PS4 controller’s light may turn blue if there is dirt or lint in the PS4’s USB port. Try using a can of compressed air to clean out the port (for more information on how to clean the PS4 USB port, visit this guide.)
  • If the PS4 controller still isn’t responsive, there may be an issue with the controller itself. Try resetting the controller by pressing the small hole on the back of the PS4 controller for 5-10 seconds. If this doesn’t work, you may need to purchase a new PS4 controller.
  • There may also be an issue with the PS4 system software. Try to factory reset the PS4 by holding down the power button for 7-8 seconds until you hear 2 beeps. This will erase all data on the PS4, so make sure to back up your data before doing this. If the PS4 controller still isn’t working after resetting the PS4, you may need to take it to a professional for repairs.


So, that’s all we have for fixing a PS4 controller light that turns blue but won’t work. Hope this short guide has helped you resolve your issue.

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