Just like the warriors need to sharpen their Sword to win battles, Gamers also need to clean their gaming rigs to ensure their victory with zero lags.
In any electronic device, the formation of dust clots is a prevalent scenario. When you keep it at the same place for a considerable amount of time, dust accumulates drastically.
Now, if you have used the console previously, then you already know that the dust settling down can have a long-term impact on the device. And the glossy PlayStation 5 is no exception to that.
So, you must take care of your PS5 in order to keep it robust.
And in this article, you will get to know about all the measures that are needed to clean your PS5 safely.
Also, don’t miss out on our guide on How to keep the PS5 dust-free at the end of this article. So, let’s get started.
How do you clean your PS5 Safely?
If you are passionate about gaming, performance would matter to you the most. And the main enemy for any sort of performance lag would be the dust and debris settling down on your gaming console.
This not only hampers the overall performance but also kills the shiny new look of the PS5. Stains on the glossy parts of your PS5 look terrible and it demolishes the gaming vibe. Gamers love their setups. So do you. So, cleaning your PS5 after an interval is a must if you want it to run like the beast it is.
Every newly bought PS5 offers ten on ten performance. However, the decline in its performance graph is very much visible when the dust starts to accumulate on the vents and hinders the airflow.
This results in thermal throttling, which is a common occurrence. Thermal throttling is one of the biggest causes of lags and FPS drops in Games.
But to be honest, cleaning the PS5 is a straightforward process. When a removable lid was adapted with the PS4, it allowed the gamers to clean the fans in no time.
Therefore, even if the dust settles frequently, you have the chance to clean them easily.
So let us waste no time and jump right into cleaning your PS5.
Here are the steps to clean PS5:
1. Gather Cleaning Apparatus
First things first, you need to gather all the required resources to clean your PS5. You need to make sure that everything is around you so that it doesn’t halt your process.
That said, the things that you mainly need are a pair of soft cloth, alcohol, and maybe a brush and a vacuum cleaner.
In the case of cloth, what you should prefer is the cloth that is made of microfiber. The reason is that this type of clothes is quite effective in picking up the dust when mixed with water.
And if you use isopropyl alcohol, it gets better.
The high evaporation rate of the isopropyl alcohol makes the cleaning easy.
You can also go for a toothbrush as it is very useful for cleaning the debris and the dust settling on the fans as well as the fins.
Other than this, if you are not on a budget, then I would suggest using canned air or a vacuum cleaner. Canned air is quite effective in cleaning small holes and takes a very short time in doing so.
2. Unplug & dismantle the Console
This is where the cleaning process actually starts. After you manage all the cleaning resources, it is time for you to dismantle your console.
In this situation, you need to turn off the PS5 first. It is an easy step that we can do within a few seconds.
There is a black bar that you would look at in the middle of the console, and in that portion, there are two buttons. However, if you’re using the digital edition, there is only one of them.
Now, let’s talk about the disk version. If you had set your console horizontally, the button that you need to press is on the left, and vertically it’s on the bottom.
What you need to do is press and hold the button for a few seconds, and the PS5 will automatically go into the rest mode. And after that, if you wait a bit, you will hear a second beep, which means that your PS5 has shut down.
When you are done with turning your PS5 off, it is time to dismantle it. You must carefully take the faceplate away and make sure that there is no unnecessary force applied. After that, repeat the same thing on the other side.
3. Wipe the Faceplate
The second step in the cleaning process is to clean the dust and the dirt that has settled down on the back of the faceplate.
For this, you need the microfiber cloth and the isopropyl alcohol. You should apply the isopropyl alcohol on the cloth and gently clean all the dust or the dirt that is stuck on the back.
The best part is that you can use the same method for removing the stains on the top cover.
4. Clean Intake and Outtake fins
When you are done with dismantling the faceplates, you’ll notice that on the side of the device there are some intake and outtake fans.
The first step will be to clean these fins on both sides. You can use a cleaning brush for clearing off the dust and debris. If you feel that it isn’t enough, use the canned air on both sides to vacuum out everything stuck there.
Apart from this, there are some holes around the fins where specks of dust do often settle down. For those using canned air would be more effective than a brush.
5. Brush the fan
It is most probably the most hectic part while cleaning the PS5. Because while cleaning the fan you need to do a lot of removing jobs, but we suggest to do it with full concentration. Because, every pin is unique in size, so be careful of its position while you are removing them.
The process starts with the removal of the pins near the intake and outtake fans. Once you remove them, you need to dismantle the fins so that it gets easy to take out the fan. After that, remove the upper portion of the fan so that you get easy access.
Once you are done with disconnecting the fan and taking it out to clean it with a brush and canned air.
Additionally, you should clean the fan compartment with the brush as there are high chances of debris settling there.
6. Assemble the PS5
When the cleaning of all the crucial parts is over, you can try out the same process for the rest of the parts using the brush and canned air.
After you are done with all the processes, assemble the whole device like the way it was before. And that is how your PS5 is cleaned in six simple steps.
How to keep the PS5 dust-free?
Precaution is always better than the cure. It will always be better if you find ways to keep the dust away from your device. Because that will eventually ease your process and won’t give you the extra pain of cleaning frequently.
That said, you might not be able to keep the device full-free from specks of dust but to some extent, you can reduce the intensity.
Here are some procedures that you can follow in this regard:
- You can place your PS5 in a place like a table or compartments, where there is enough space around. Placing it in congested places makes it more prone to dust.
- Try to keep the surroundings or the place why you positioned your PS5, neat and clean.
- In case, cleaning is mandatory, always clean your Play Station within a month.
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning your PS5
We highly recommend to avoid below listed things, while you are cleaning your playstation 5.
- Please always try to avoid using an air duster, rather we highly recommend to use a vacuum attachment.
- Another thing that seems easy but please try not to remove the cooling fan cover.
- Avoid Using Any kind of paper towels instead use microfiber cloth.
Please have a look on below video for further clarification:
For superior gaming performance, there is no alternative to a clean and neat PS5. In this article, I tried to show you all the setbacks you might face and gave you a reasonable solution.
By following above mentioned steps, you can avoid all types of issues that your PS5 might face. Now connect your PS5 with best 4k monitor and start gaming with friends online. I hope this would be enough for you. In case, if still confusion remains, do let me know.