How to Fix “PS4 Controller Flashing Yellow” [Step By Step]

You may have noticed, that your PS4 controller light indicator is flashing Yellow/Orange during the gameplay. This means, there is some problem with the controller. In this blog, I will explain what does it mean and how to fix it.

What is PS4 Controller Flashing Yellow Light Indicator?

PS4 controller flasher yellow light happens when there is a problem with the controller. The indicator lights up in order to let you know that there is some issue with the controller. It doesn’t mean that your PS4 controller has any hardware or software fault or damage because this indicator LED lights up only when there is a problem with your PS4 Controller.

It may appear that the controller is working, but it doesn’t mean this. When you are playing a game, you will notice that your controller light indicator is flashing yellow/orange and then it turns to blue. This means that your PS4 controller has a problem and needs to be fixed.

What Causes Flashing Yellow Light Indicator of PS4 Controller ?

There are various reasons for the flashing light indicator on PS4 Controller. The most common reasons are given below;

1. The PS4 controller battery is drained.

2. The PS4 controller has a problem with the battery or the charger.

3. The PS4 controller is not working properly due to some software fault or hardware damage.

4. There is a problem with the charging cable of PS4 Controller.

5. There is some other hardware or software issue in your PS4 controller which needs to be fixed for it to work properly and it starts blinking yellow light indicator when it is not working properly and you need to fix it for it to work normally again.

How To Fix Flashing Yellow Light Indicator Of PS4 Controller ?

I will explain how you can fix flashing yellow light on your PS4 Controller, through different solutons:

Solution 1: Reset PS4 Controller

The first thing you need to do is to power off your PS4 console and unplug the power supply of the console. Then, move your controller to another system and plug it in. Now, turn on your PS4 console again and check if there is blinking yellow light. If you notice it blinking, then you can reset the controller by following these steps;

  1. Press the PS button again for a few seconds until you see a vibration when holding down PS button.
  2. Release it and press it once again for a few seconds again.
  3. Keep doing this until you see a vibration on the screen when holding down PS button for around 5-6 times.
  4. You will see a message on the screen now indicating that your controller has been successfully reset.
  5. Now, move your PS4 controller to console again and wait until the blinking light is gone before you begin using it.

Solution 2: Charging the PS4 Controller

If you notice that your blinking yellow light is coming on and you have already tried to reset the controller, then try charging the controller with a new battery. You can also replace the battery of your PS4 Controller. If you are not able to charge it properly and it keeps blinking, then you need to replace it with a new one.

Solution 3: Replacing the Battery of PS4 Controller

If your controller is blinking orange light during gameplay and when you are playing games such as Call of Duty, FIFA or NBA games, then it could be because there is problem with the battery of your PS4 controller. You can replace the battery by following these steps;

  1. Remove all screws from its sides and the bottom.
  2. Pull out the battery tray and its cables from the PS4 controller.
  3. Remove the old battery and put in a new one.
  4. Put it back into the PS4 controller and tighten all screws again in place.

Solution 4: Replace PS4 Controller with New One

If your blinking light is still not fixed after trying to charge it or replacing its battery, then you can try to replace your PS4 controller with a new one by following these steps;

  1. First, remove all screws from its sides and bottom cover of your PS4 console, then open up your console on top of it where you will see 3 screws at the middle side of your console case along with a small cover.
  2. Remove the screws and open up the top cover of your PS4 console to reveal the PS4 controller port.
  3. Remove the old PS4 controller from your console and put in a new one.
  4. Put it back into your PS4 console and tighten all screws again in place, then close it.
  5. Turn on your PlayStation 4 by pressing the power button on its front side and wait for few seconds until you see a vibration when holding down the PS button on its front side again, then release both buttons again and wait for a few more seconds until you see another vibration when holding down both buttons again, then release them once again without any delay until you see another vibration when holding down the PS button for a few more seconds and release it.
  6. Now, you can insert your game or any other media on your PlayStation 4 console and see if it works now.

Solution 5: Cleaning the Dust from the Controller Fan

If you are using your PS4 controller for a long time and it is not working properly, then you can try to clean the dust from its fan by following these steps;

  1. Remove all screws from its sides and bottom cover of your PS4 console.
  2. Open up the top cover of your PS4 console on top where you will see a small fan of your controller and remove it carefully by turning it counter-clockwise by 180 degrees so that you can access the small fan port on its bottom side.
  3. Now, take some soft cloth and gently clean the dust around it so that you can access its fan inside easily, then replace it back in place.
  4. Now, you can insert your game or any other media on your PlayStation 4 console and see if it works now.

Solution 6: Use a New Charging Cable

If your existing PS4 controller is not charging and working properly, then you can try to replace it with a new one by following these steps;

  1. Take the old PS4 controller out of your PlayStation 4 console.
  2. Insert a new charging cable into the port of your controller, then put it back in place in your PlayStation 4 console, and close its top cover.
  3. Now, you can insert your game or any other media on your PlayStation 4 console and see if it works now.

Solution 7: Check the Bootloader on Your PS4 Console

If your blinking light is not working, then you can try to check its bootloader by following these steps;

  1. First of all, you need to turn on your PS4 Console and then press the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Next, you need to go to Settings > System > Developer Mode > Turn on USB Debugging.
  3. Now, connect your PS4 controller with your PC or laptop and wait until the connection is established.

At last, I want to conclude this post with a few words. I hope that you have found the solution that suits your PS4 controller problem. If you have any other question, feel free to leave a comment below and we will try to help you out as much as possible. Thank you for checking out this post!

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