We’ve all been there. We have plans for how to use our hot new product, but when we try to use it, it doesn’t work properly. One of the most common problems is charging failure, which can be one of the most frustrating since you don’t have error codes or flashing lights to help you troubleshoot.
However, if this is happening with your PlayStation Aim controller, there are a few simple steps you can follow to fix the situation.
Check your settings
Your charging environment is important. You want to make sure you always use the cable that came with your device or a cable specifically designed for the Aim controller. Although all USB cables look the same, there may be differences in cable composition that may cause your Aim controller to fail to charge. Also, make sure your PlayStation is on or in rest mode when you try to charge, as if it’s off, it won’t charge controllers or accessories. By default, your console will only charge devices for three hours after it’s been put into rest mode, so if it’s longer than after entering rest mode, you’ll need to start it up again. This setting can be changed by doing the following:
- From the main screen, select Settings
- Select power saving settings
- Select Set the functions available in holiday mode
- Change power supply for USB ports on the Is always
Double check everything
If all of the above seems correct, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try. First, try charging your Aim controller from a different USB port on your PlayStation 4. You can also try charging one of your standard PlayStation DualShock controllers to see if the Aim controller is the problem or if the console/cable is faulty. , Finally, if you’ve tried to charge from a console that’s in rest mode, turn it on all the way to rule out problems with rest mode settings.
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