The PlayStation 5 was released in November of 2020. It has been two years since its release. So, if you haven’t cleaned your console since you bought it, then it’s definitely time for you to clean it. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of how you can clean a dirty PS5.
Sony designed the PlayStation 5 with an advanced cooling system that keeps the console extremely quiet. But the fan noise increases after the dust has accumulated on the fans.
To avoid this from happening, you must prevent the fan from becoming clogged with dust, dirt, or other particles in order to keep it in good condition.
It is important to keep your PS5 clean if you want to be a responsible console owner. You can keep your console in the best condition possible by cleaning it up and making it dust-free. Furthermore, a well-maintained console will run significantly better and will improve your overall gaming experience.
Before you start cleaning your PS5, you have to gather a few materials, which we’ll discuss below.
Let’s get into it!
The Tools You’ll Need:
- Low-powered vacuum cleaner, or
- canned air/compressed air, or
- a microfiber cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol, or
- cleaning brushes,
- a screwdriver
- your PS5 gaming console.
How to Clean PS5: Step-by-Step Guide
Photo Credits to Sony
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your PS5.
Step 1: Gather all your tools.
The first thing you must do is gather all of the tools you’ll be using. It’s much better to gather everything first before starting so that you have a consistent workflow.
Step 2: Turn off PS5 and place it on a flat surface.
Step two is to turn off your PS5 and unplug it from any electrical sockets. After turning off your PS5, you can now place it on a clean table. Make sure that your console is lying down sideways for an easier cleaning process. Don’t forget to remove the console’s stand.
Note: Sony recommends that you do not place your PS5 on a carpet, rug, or anything that’s soft.
Step 3: Remove the stands.
To remove the stands, use a screwdriver to remove the screws from the stand. After unscrewing the screws, you can now pull off the stand.
To keep the screws in a safe place, you can insert them into the small screw cubby on the bottom of the stand.
Step 4: Gently pull off the faceplates away from the console using your hands.
After removing the stand, gently remove the faceplates using your hands. There’s no need for screwdrivers because you can remove the faceplates by gripping them and applying a bit of force downwards until you feel a pop.
Photo credits to PlayStation
To do this, lift up the corner of the faceplate where the PlayStation logo is located until you feel the pop. Now, repeat it on the other side to remove the second faceplate.
Step 5: Clean out all of the dust.
To remove dust, you can use a small vacuum cleaner or canned air to remove the large dust deposits from the dust catchers and other parts where dust has accumulated. You can also use a brush to dust off any debris.
You can use a lint-free cloth or a microfiber cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean and wipe the areas where the dust and dirt won’t shift. Don’t forget to check the air vents on each side of your console for any dust.
Be careful not to scratch the machine.
Step 6: Double-check
Before you reattach the faceplates, double-check the device for any particles that you might have missed.
Step 7: Re-attach the faceplates and test your PS5
After removing all of the dust, you can now re-attach both of the faceplates. Screw the stand back onto the PS5, plug it back in, and turn on your console.
You’ll notice that the fan noise has been significantly reduced.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should I Clean My PS5?
There’s no definite answer to how often you should clean your PS5. It depends on your setup, like where you place your console, if you have pets, carpeted floors, and just how fast it accumulates dust overall.
It would be best to check your consoles’ hardware at least every few months to check for dust accumulation. Increased fan noise is also an indication that your PS5 may need a bit of deep cleaning.
If you do notice that the fan is getting noisier, make sure to clean your PS5 immediately as it can clog up the fan and cause your console to overheat, resulting in damage.
How to Keep My PS5 Dust-Free?
Cleaning your PS5 is important and dust is normal. However, there are ways you can reduce this to keep your PS5 in great condition.
The first way to keep your PS5 dust-free is to place your console on a table or cabinet as opposed to a carpet. This is because carpets can accumulate dust much faster and could cause your console to overheat.
Also, make sure that the air vents have enough space to breathe by ensuring that there’s nothing blocking the vents.
Always dust off or wipe the place where your console is placed. Also, don’t forget to clean your consoles’ dust catcher to prevent large dust deposits.
Can Dust Build-Up Damage My PS5?
Dust build-up can damage your PS5 because dust may cause throttling and overheating. This will prevent it from maintaining a decent airflow for your air vents.
Although dust doesn’t accumulate immediately, if you neglect your PS5 long enough in a dusty place, your console may start to act up, or even worse, get permanent damage. So, to prevent this from happening, you must clean up your console once you notice dust accumulating.
How Do the Dust Catchers on My PS5 Work?
On the bottom of the console, there are two holes. These are the dust catchers, which filter any dust gathered by the system’s fan. This implies that removing dust from your system—and avoiding a tremendously noisy fan—is as simple as vacuuming out these openings.
So there you have it! That’s how you can clean your PS5.
It doesn’t really take up too much time to clean your PS5. Most importantly, being able to maintain your console is a great advantage for all of you console owners because you’ll have much smoother gameplay with a well-maintained PS5. You’ll be able to have smooth and long gaming sessions. You’ll also be able to experience your PS5’s full capabilities!