PS4 Controller Blinking Blue? (How To Fix)

Planning on sitting back and playing games on your PS4 from dawn till dusk? But what if you turn on your console and find your PS4 controller blinking blue?

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Planning on sitting back and playing games on your PS4 from dawn till dusk? But what if you turn on your console and find your PS4 controller blinking blue?

A common and frustrating problem that PS4 owners often face is their PS4 controller blinking blue.

There are a few DIY remedies for the problem, including restarting the PS4 controller, connecting the controller with the console via BlueTooth, resetting the controller, checking the console power cables, and putting it into safe mode.

Here is a detailed guide with easy steps that you can perform yourself on what to do if and when your PS4 controller starts blinking blue. I have also listed some of the most common problems that cause the problem to occur.

As an enthusiastic video gamer, I like to perform root cause analysis of any issues that keep me from playing. All the troubleshooting steps listed here are performed by professional repair persons as well and are safe to carry out yourself.

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Is Your PS4 Controller Blinking Blue? Here is Why

There are several reasons for a PS4 controller to start blinking blue. One possibility is that the batteries are running low, and there is a need to replace them. However, there is another possibility, which is that there is an issue with your controller, in which case you may need to get it repaired or replaced.

If your controller starts blinking blue while you're playing a game, it's probably because the batteries are running low. In this case, you will just need to replace the batteries with fresh ones.

If your controller starts blinking blue and does not seem to be responding to any input, then there may be a problem with the controller itself. In this case, you will need to take it to a repair shop or contact Sony customer support for assistance.

Easiest Fixes

Here are some easy DIY fixes that are likely to solve the problem:

Restart the PS4 Controller

A PS4 controller blinking blue light indicates that it is trying to connect to a PS4 console. If the controller doesn't connect to the console, you may need to restart it.

To restart the PS4 controller, simply press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds. The power button is located on the top of the controller. After 10 seconds, the controller should turn off. Once it's off, press and hold the power button again until the controller turns on and connects to the PS4 console.

Bluetooth Sharing Mode

When a PS4 controller blinks blue, it might be indicative of the possibility that it is not properly paired with your console. One way to fix this issue is to put the controller into Bluetooth sharing mode. Here is how:

  1. Turn off your PS4 console.
  2. Press and hold the Share button on your PS4 controller until the light bar starts flashing.
  3. While the light bar is flashing, press and hold the PS button on your controller for 3 seconds, this will enter the controller into pairing mode.
  4. Turn on your PS4 console and open the Settings menu.
  5. Go to Devices > Bluetooth Devices and select your controller from the list of available devices.
  6. Press the X button on your controller to pair it with your PS4.

Once your controller is paired, the light bar should stop blinking and remain solid.

Reset the PS4 Controller

Resetting your controller works more often than you might think. To do this, you will need to press and hold the PlayStation button along with the share button on the controller for about 3 seconds. This will reset the controller and stop it from blinking blue.

If resetting the controller doesn't work, you may need to update the firmware on your controller. You can do this by connecting your controller to a PC or Mac using a micro USB cable. Once connected, you will need to download and install the PS4 Remote Play app. Once installed, open the app and follow the on-screen instructions to update your controller's firmware.

If you're still having issues with your controller blinking blue, you may need to buy a new one. Unfortunately, if your controller is out of warranty, you will have to pay for a new one yourself. We recommend checking with Sony to see if they have any special offers or discounts available for replacement controllers.

Check Console Power Cables

First, check the power cords of both the console and the controller to make sure they're securely plugged in. If they are, try unplugging them and plugging them back in again.

Check the PS4 Hard Drive

If you've been having issues with your PS4 controller blinking blue, there's a chance that the problem could be with your PS4's hard drive. Here's what you'll need to do in order to check the hard drive and see if it's causing the issue:

First, make sure that your PS4 is turned off. Then, unplug the power cord from the back of the console and remove the hard drive. Once the hard drive is removed, inspect it for any signs of damage. If you see any damage, it's likely that this is what's causing your controller issue.

If the hard drive looks fine, reattach it to the PS4 and plug in the power cord. Turn on the console and see if the controller issue persists. If it does, you'll need to replace the hard drive.

Safe Mode

If you're having trouble with your PS4 controller blinking blue, one possible fix is to put it into Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that can be used to troubleshoot issues with your PS4, and putting your controller into Safe Mode can sometimes fix problems.

To put your PS4 controller into Safe Mode, start by turning off your PS4 console. Then, press the Share button and keep holding it while you also press and hold the PlayStation button until the light of the controller starts to flash. Once the light is flashing, connect your controller to your PS4 using a USB cable and then press the PlayStation button. Your controller will enter the Safe Mode.

Once you're in Safe Mode, there are a few different options you can try. One is to rebuild your PS4 database, which can help fix corrupted data and improve your console's performance. To do this, select Option 5 from the Safe Mode menu.

Another option is to initialize your PS4, which will erase all of your data and restore your console to its factory settings. This should only be done as a last resort, as it will delete all of your saved data, games, and settings. To initialize your PS4, select Option 7 from the Safe Mode menu.

If neither of these options works, you may need to get in touch with Sony customer support for further assistance.

Some other resorts you can seek, include:

Checking the batteries: Make sure that your controller has fresh batteries. If the batteries are low, your controller may not be able to connect to the console.

Cleaning the controller: Sometimes, dirt and debris can build up on your controller and cause it to malfunction. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the buttons and joysticks gently.

Contacting customer support: If you're still having trouble with your PS4 controller blinking blue, you may need to contact Sony's customer support. They can help you troubleshoot the issue and find a solution.

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