How do I clean dust from PS4?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To clean dust from your PS4, you can use compressed air to effectively remove the buildup without causing any damage to the components. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it safely:

1. Gather the necessary materials: You’ll need a can of compressed air, a soft cloth or microfiber cloth, and optionally, a cotton swab or toothpick.

2. Turn off and unplug your PS4: Before you start cleaning, make sure your PS4 is completely powered off and unplugged from the electrical outlet.

3. Prepare the compressed air: Shake the can of compressed air gently to ensure it’s ready for use. It’s important to use short bursts of air to avoid excessive pressure and potential damage to the internal components.

4. Secure the fan: Locate the fan vent on the back of your PS4. Insert a cotton swab or toothpick into the fan blades to temporarily prevent them from spinning during the cleaning process. This will help avoid any potential damage to the fan.

5. Start blowing away the dust: Hold the compressed air can upright and at a safe distance from your PS4, ensuring you don’t tilt it too much as it may expel liquid. Use short bursts of air to blow away dust from the various openings and vents on your PS4, including the fan vent, USB ports, and disc drive slot.

6. Pay attention to the fan: While blowing air, try to aim it in a way that pushes the dust up and out of the fan. This will help remove any accumulated dust from the fan blades and prevent overheating issues. Be cautious not to blow the dust further inside the console.

7. Wipe away remaining dust: After using the compressed air, take a soft cloth or microfiber cloth and gently wipe away any remaining dust from the exterior of your PS4. Make sure to be thorough but gentle to avoid scratching the surface.

8. Check for any stubborn dust: If there are still areas with stubborn dust, you can use a cotton swab or toothpick to carefully dislodge it. Be cautious not to apply too much pressure or insert anything into the ports or openings.

9. Reassemble and test: Once you’re satisfied with the cleaning, remove the cotton swab or toothpick from the fan blades. Reassemble any disconnected cables or accessories, and plug your PS4 back into the power outlet. Turn it on and check if the fan is running smoothly and quietly.

Remember, regular cleaning of your PS4 can help maintain its performance and prevent overheating issues. It’s recommended to clean the console every few months or whenever you notice a significant buildup of dust.