How To Clean The Dust Out Of A PS4: The Complete Guide

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If your PS4 is in need of a cleaning, simply follow this guide and you’ll have a dust-free PS4 in no time. There a couple items you’ll need on hand to clean your PS4. We recommend you get a can of compressed air, unless you have particularly strong lungs, and a clean microfiber cloth. With the help of these items, you can banish any speck of dust that may be lingering on your console.

Step 1

Unplug all of your cords from the console so that you can access all the nooks and crannies. Set your PS4 on a clean, hard surface.

Step 2

Take a can of compressed air and aim a short burst of air throughout the middle indent around the console. Repeat this step on both front-facing USB ports and the other ports on the backside. Use your compressed air to shoot a continuous burst across the top of your PS4 to clear it of any build-up.

Step 3

Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe the shiny side of your console. Be sure to do this towards the left side so that dust does not get in the light sensor. Repeat this step on the matte side of the console, but wipe towards the right this time. Fold your microfiber cloth in half so that a clean side faces out and gently wipe it around the center indent of the PS4.

Step 4

Dust the area where your console will be sitting before returning the PS4 to its home. Wipe off any fingerprints you may have left, and now your console is clean and dust-free.

A note

Avoid taking your PS4 apart to clean the insides, as that will void your console’s warranty. Just be careful as you dust the outside of the PS4, so as not to push dust any further into the device. If you suspect that the insides of the console are especially dusty and dirty, you may want to contact PlayStation for further advice. We recommend using a cover or putting your PS4 away to keep it clean and dust free, and be sure to keep the area around your console clean and dust free.  

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