The Sony brand has developed its controllers so that they send a light signal corresponding to information on their state or on a potential malfunction that they encounter. Orange, blue and white are normal light signal colors. However, when the light bar starts blinking blue, it indicates a malfunction. Find out in this article what problem it is and What to do when the PS4 controller flashes blue?
Why is my PS4 controller flashing blue?
When the PS4 controller light bar flashing blue, this means that she meets difficulties to synchronize or for maintain connection with the connected device. Several causes can be at the origin. Among the most common, you will find:
- The battery is not sufficiently charged.
- The controller is not connected due to a wrong procedure or a bad connection.
- A minor bug is preventing the controller from connecting.
- The Bluetooth signal is defective.
The good news is that usually when your DualShock controller is flashing blue, the problem is easily fixable.
What should I do when my PS4 controller flashes blue?
When the PS4 controller flashes blue, it means that it is not synchronizing correctly, that it is having difficulty maintaining the connection, or that it is low on battery. Depending on the source of the problem on your controller, find the troubleshooting step that may be able to resolve the issue.
Long charge the PS4 controller
If the your PS4 controller flashes blue then turns off, it may lack battery. In this case, charge your controller for at least 30 minutes before restarting your console. If the controller battery was completely empty or you haven't used it for a long time, charge it for about 2 hours.
Restart the DUALSHOCK 4 controller
It may be that a connection issue triggers blinking blue light on a PS4 controller. Indeed, it happens that the controller encounters difficulties in stabilizing its connection. In this case, the best way to find a good connection is simply to restart the controller by holding down the PS button for 10 seconds.
Reset the controller
If the bug persists, and your PS4 controller keeps flashing blue, try it reset. Resetting the controller removes minor malfunctions and bugs that prevent it from functioning normally by restoring factory settings. To do this, nothing simpler :
- Turn off the PS4 and the controller and unplug them.
- Find the small reset button that is on the back of the controller next to the L2 button.
- Push it in for 5 seconds using a sharp tip.
- Reconnect your PS4.
- Reconnect the controller to the console using the original or compatible USB cable (be careful that the cable is compatible anduse a data transfer cable and not just charging!).
- Press the PS button.
If nothing helps, it may be that the bluetooth signal controller is defective and consequently the connection cannot be made. In this case, it will be necessary to replace the Bluetooth circuit of the controller with a professional. There may also be a more severe malfunction that is causing the problem. Unfortunately, it will then have to be repaired or replaced.
Repair or replace your PS4 controller
When the light bar of the PS4 controller flashes blue, it may signal the start of larger malfunction. This especially if the controller flashes blue but does not turn on. In the majority of cases, it will be an internal component that is reaching the end of its life.
Thus, if the problem persists or if malfunctions preventing you from using it appear, you will need to call a professional able to find the source of the problem and, in the best case, fix it. However, depending on the malfunction, sometimes the price may turn out to be more than buy a new controller. Do not hesitate to request an estimate !
You can call on different professionals:
- PlayStation Support by scheduling a request for repair or replacement on your controller.
- The after-sales service of the retailer of your PlayStation 4 or your controller if you bought it separately.
- A repair service for electronic devices.
Note: If your PS4 controller is still under warranty, contact the retailer or PlayStation Support for a free repair or replacement!