How to Fix Steam Deck Touch Screen Not Working

To fix your Steam Deck touchscreen, first, turn it off. Next, boot it into BIOS Mode, and then go to Battery Storage Mode. Lastly, plug it in and turn it On.

Don’t worry! I am going to explain each of the above steps in detail.

Step 1: Boot into BIOS Mode

To put your Steam Deck into battery storage mode, follow these steps:

Turn off your Steam Deck from the power menu by selecting the Shut Down option.

Now, boot it into BIOS mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together until you hear the chime.

Step 2: Go to Battery Storage Mode

  1. Once your Steam Deck is in BIOS Mode, open the Setup Utility option.
  1. Next, go to Power on the left side and select Battery storage mode.
  1. Next, select Yes.

Your Steam Deck will power off again, and its power LED indicator will blink thrice to confirm that it’s in battery storage mode.

Step 3: Plug it in using its Charger

Now, plug your Steam Deck in using its provided power supply and turn it On.

It is essential only to use the charger that came with your Steam Deck, as it does not support USB PD or Fast Charging.


Got any questions about this guide? Please feel free to ask me in the comments section.

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Muhammad Qasim

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9 thoughts on “How to Fix Steam Deck Touch Screen Not Working”

  1. This worked!! Thank you!!!!

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    • Worked for me! Thanks!

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  2. It worked, thank you!!

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    • Hello Jack, I am glad to hear that it worked for you as well.

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  3. Awesome, thanks <3

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    • Hi Muhammad Ali, glad it worked for you.

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  4. Thank you, it worked for me. It’s not clear to me what made it stop working though (a system update?), and why this method fixes it, but I guess the important part is that it worked. Thanks again!

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    • Hello Altadm, I’m glad to hear that you were able to solve the issue. In most cases, the problem is caused by a BIOS bug. Putting the Steam deck in battery storage mode resets the touchscreen, and this method has been officially recommended by Steam.

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  5. You just saved my day!! Lol an old thing I found told me to push the volume down button and I was getting so frustrated because I couldn’t find it! Thank you ????

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