Same as other buttons, the “X” button also has its unique importance while gaming through PS4. The “X” button is used for the “confirm” command. When your button gets out of order, you cannot play any of your games wholeheartedly. You will get disturbed. So what to do when ps4 x button is not working.
Most of the problems in the controller can be associated with the software and can be simply solved by merely resetting the device. But if this is not the case, then there can be some sort of hardware problem which causes it.
We will discuss some of the fixes we can try in order to deal with this issue and get our X button functioning again.
Open the controller and clean the button
There is a possibility that while using the controller for a passage of time, its buttons get so used to working that the gamers do not feel it necessary to clean it. The dust passes into the controller to the buttons.
Due to this reason, the buttons get covered by dust and hence become unable to work. In this case, open the controller carefully and look if the button needs to be cleaned.
If the button is dirty, clean it with a microfibre cloth which is specifically made for electronics. Or you can also use Alcohol-based liquid for this purpose. But keep in mind to rub it gently. It might get damaged by putting unnecessary pressure.
You should also know how to open the controller with proper tools.
The button might be broken
Another problem that can happen is that the button might be broken by applying pressure to it while gaming. Some gamers unwillingly apply pressure to the buttons which are of no use. It simply damages the buttons.
If the button is broken, you have found the problem so get the button replaced as soon as possible. You are lucky that you have found the problem without any extra effort.
After changing the button, you can enjoy your favorite games without any problem.
Connect the controller via Bluetooth
Another fix that can work for you is to connect the controller to the PS4 can be to connect it via Bluetooth. It can solve the issue in some cases.
For this purpose, press the “Share” button and hold it along with pressing the “PS” button for around 5 seconds. After your controller is being shown to the PS4 for connection, connect it. There you go, the problem should have been solved.
Reset the controller
You can also reset your controller in order to try for another solution if the aforementioned solutions didn’t work for you. You need to follow basic steps to do so.
- A small reset button is located at the back of the controller near the “L2” shoulder button
- After locating the button, put a pin inside the hole for about 3-5 seconds
- You got your controller reset
- Connect your controller to PS4 via USB and press the “PS” button and try again
At least one of these solutions should work for you. If it doesn’t, you should supposedly change your controller or contact “Sony” for further assistance.
Also read: Fix LG TV Buttons Not Working Issue Solved
Hence, the problem of your PS4 X button not working should not be a big issue to get worried about. It can be solved by the slightest examination of the controller by opening it.
You can physically see the problem and identify it. I have discussed in the article what to do after identifying the problem. Hope you got something out of this.