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PS4 controller yellow light bug is quite common, but if you’re experiencing this problem and don’t know how to fix it, then this article is for you! We’ll talk about what causes the issue in the first place as well as give instructions on how to fix your ps4 controller which is blinking yellow light.
- What causes PS4 Controller Orange/Yellow Light Bug
- How To Fix A PS4 Controller That Keeps Flashing
What causes PS4 Controller Orange/Yellow Light Bug
The most common cause of a ps controller turning yellow is that it’s not getting enough juice. With a normal controller, if you don’t charge it for long periods of time your battery will eventually die and need to be recharged. Ps controllers can experience this problem too because they draw more power from their batteries than a regular controller does.
Another common cause of a ps controller turning yellow is because it’s overheating. This could be due to the battery not getting enough juice and cutting out, or just playing too long in one sitting and heating up from prolonged use. Whatever the reason for your problem, have no fear! If you have recently changed the batteries of your controller, something else is causing the issue. Let’s find out!!!
How To Fix A PS4 Controller That Keeps Flashing
1. Remove the controller’s battery
One of the best ways to fix a ps controller that keeps flashing yellow is by removing the battery and replacing it with an entirely new one. If you’re experiencing your problem at this point, then chances are you’ve replaced batteries before or have been using them for some time now. It’s possible that there could be something wrong with your controller if this doesn’t work as well so we’ll list out other things you can do too! Take these steps:
- Remove both AA batteries from inside of the PS Controller – Carefully insert two new ones in their place (try not to touch any metal contacts)
- Press on down until they snap into position. You will feel/hear a click when it’s in place
- Turn the controller on and see if your problem has been fixed
If you have followed these steps but still find your ps4 controller flashing yellow, then chances are something might be wrong with your device (though not necessarily). It could just be that there is something obstructing one of your device’s sensors or even just dead battery cells.
2. Remove the PS4 Controller From Bluetooth Devices
One of the simplest things you can do to fix your ps controller that keeps flashing yellow is by removing it from any device. If there are no connections, then the device will not draw too much power and cause itself to overheat or go into low battery mode. You should be able to turn off a lot of features in Settings such as Bluetooth so this could be what’s causing your problem! To fix the issue try these steps:
- Open up Settings in your PS console and select Devices > Bluetooth (switch off if necessary)
- Search for nearby devices and see what happens when they pop up on the screen.
- Shut down any nearby wifi routers too so that the frequency doesn’t interfere with anything else around you.
- Try pairing the controller again after completing these steps.
Press and hold the PS button – While holding it, press on all four buttons until you hear two beeps. Start with L bumper first, then R bumper followed by D-pad left and finally D-pad right – Release your hand to turn off the controller
If these steps don’t work or if you’re experiencing a different issue altogether then try resetting your device! There are many ways that this can happen but one of the simplest is to do so manually.
Related: How to Get PS4 Out of Safe Mode
4. Reset Your DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller
To reset the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, follow these steps:
- Unplug your PS4.
- Locate the small “reset button” on the back of your controller, just under the warranty sticker.
- Press and hold this reset button for three seconds. Hold it down until you hear two beeps (followed by a few moments’ pause).
- Plugin your PS+ again to turn it on.
- Restarting the device is another simple way to fix ps controllers that keep flashing yellow or orange lights as well! It might seem too easy but there are many reasons why this could happen including that some games don’t work with certain Bluetooth devices so restarting fixes these issues! To do so:
- Press and hold all four buttons at once while turning off then wait three minutes before turning on again – Unplug
5. Replace Your Dualshock 4 Cable
If you still have an orange or yellow light after following these steps then it might be time to give your device a complete check-up!
In the majority of cases, there is nothing wrong with either the controller or its battery. The issue arises when cabling becomes damaged and/or detached from where it should be connected. When this happens, power cannot flow freely between them which could cause problems such as overheating (and thus triggering low battery mode).
This can also happen if you’re using third-party devices that are not compatible with ps controllers so try replacing those first before giving up on any other solutions. To fix:
Check for loose wires at the back of the USB cable – Check connections in front of the console
Try replacing the cable. Here are a few recommendations for Dualshock 4 cables:
6. Restart PS4 In safe mode
Another fix can be to restart PS4 in safe mode, to do so, follow these steps:
- Turn the PS4 off completely by pressing the power button.
- Once it has turned off, hold down the power button until you hear a beep. This will restart your PS+ in safe mode.
- When prompted choose to Clear System Cache then turn back on and wait for consoles to boot up again before going anywhere else!
- Close any open applications – Turn the console off by holding down the power button (until the system turns off) Hold the power button until you hear a beep
- Press the volume up button for two seconds to enter safe mode – Select Clear System Cache and wait for it to start. Once complete, turn off your console by holding down the power button again
- Now connect the DS4 controller with a USB cable (if it’s not already) and turn the console back on
- Make sure to keep an eye out for any errors after you’ve reset your controllers and restarted ps+! – If there are no error codes then congratulations, everything should be working properly again.
- If you’re still having issues with ps controller yellow light flashing or another problem altogether try connecting them to a different USB port or using a different cable – this might fix the issue as well!
7. Check Whether DualShock 4 Is Working fine?
If you have already gone through all of the steps given above and are still experiencing problems with your Dualshock controller then it might be time to invest in a new one. The ps controllers will eventually wear out (especially if they’re used regularly) so try replacing them before any other solutions!
But before that, you can test Dualshock 4’s input signals:
Steps to check Dualshock 4’s input signals:
- Connect the DS4 controller to your PS+ and open up a game
- In the pause menu, select Controller Settings from the list of options. This will bring you to controller settings where you can test DS controls – press X to start!
- Now scroll through all of your controllers until finding [Full] DualShock Controls (Wireless) then click on [X]. Now try pressing some buttons or moving around in-game. If it is responding properly then there’s no need for a new ps controller! But if not…go ahead and replace that after checking these other fixes first 🙂
If your DualShock 4 still won’t work, get a new pair.
In conclusion, one of the best ways to fix ps controller yellow light is by following these steps. If you’re still having problems with your Dualshock after going through all of them then maybe it’s time for a new DS!
But before that, try replacing your cable and/or restarting in safe mode instead of giving up on ps controllers just yet 🙂 Good luck everyone – hope this article has been helpful!
By Sam Rhodes
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