Who has and who hasn’t cleaned their PS5 internally yet nearly 4 months in?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:26 ID: lzbjp8

Just a little curious lol. I'm thinking every 6 months is good, so maybe then.

2 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:31 ID: gq0rmiv

I haven’t cleaned mine. Didn’t clean my PS4 for 6 years either lol, don’t do what I did

ID: gq0s0gg

that's what i did too my 6 year old PS4 and Xbox were overheating way to much after an hour lol

ID: gq14il7


3 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:39 ID: gq0t38r

I’ve never cleaned the inside of my consoles and never had any issues. PS2, PS3, PS4, and PSPro. All acquired close to the launch date too

4 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:06 ID: gq0y7vd

I do t think I’ve ever cleaned an electronic device in my life

5 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:19 ID: gq10upt

I'll probably stick the vacuum nozzle over the dust tray opening in a couple of months. Twice a year will be fine.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/07 03:22 ID: gq27x0s

I have cats so I clean mine once a month. Even though it doesn’t look dusty on the outside you’d be surprised how much dust gets in.

ID: gq310z3

Yeah I know lol, they get real dusty inside

7 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:40 ID: gq0tdu3

Well, I cleaned mines about a week or so ago. I will say this, the size and over all space in the console adds to keeping it rather clean. Even though my cabinet was very dusty it was actually pretty clean! Also easy as to clean out. Just be sure to hold the bottom of the console and lift at the PS symbol slightly and slide. Do not just pull up.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:00 ID: gq0x4av

I think I cleaned my PS4 once in 7 years and that was just because I was upgrading the Memory. Never had any trouble with it.

edit: storage not memory.

ID: gq35oe9

By memory you surely mean storage

9 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:47 ID: gq0uo8m

I’m too scared I don’t want to be one of those guys who posts on here.....”took apart my PlayStation and put it back together, who knows that this screw is for?”

ID: gq0wfwn

There are no screws involved

10 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:31 ID: gq0rnlj

Not me.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:07 ID: gq0yi8o

I'll probably give it a blast of air when I install the internal memory expansion.

ID: gq13v32

Those things are going to be damn expensive, especially with these crazy games sizes and update files in the way.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:02 ID: gq4zoyb

Whenever I’m vacuuming regularly I just unplug my console, take off the face plates and use the hand attachment to vacuum both sides. Sony even designed it to be vacuumed so I would recommend doing it. Why let it get all dusty if you can easily prevent it?

13 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:17 ID: gq10fol

Not necessary. I've owned consoles for the last 25 years and never once taken one apart to clean it internally and I've never had any issues whatsoever.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:33 ID: gq0s3yn

How do you clean it?

ID: gq0vhz5


ID: gq0vgts

There’s a dust compartment under the pannels

ID: gq11gmw

Remove the side panels and do a quick vacuum to the vents and fan.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:56 ID: gq0wgp6

Haven’t cleaned mine. Got my pro shortly after it launched and didn’t clean it h til last summer and even then only cleaned the fan.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/06 23:10 ID: gq1bchy

I'll probably clean it when I eventually buy plates for it. Otherwise, I don't use it all that much anyway. I just started FFXV and have played it more in three days, than I had played before, since day one.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/06 23:24 ID: gq1e8cw

Have not.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/07 03:29 ID: gq28mmm

i only clean my ps4 once in 7 years of usage.
So i wont clean my ps5 for a while especially the lack of stocks >_>

19 : Anonymous2021/03/07 07:13 ID: gq2s1yi

I forgot this was a thing.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:43 ID: gq34sow

Thanks for all the feedback guys

21 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:31 ID: gq3bake

I use my ps4 on average at least 2 hours a day for nearly 7 years. I've never internally cleaned it and have never had a problem

22 : Anonymous2021/03/07 14:10 ID: gq3j8z1

I cracked mine ALL the way open a week ago. "Warranty Stickers" don't exist here in the US, anymore. You see one, ignore that shit. The "dust catchers" are for the people that the warranty sticker still applies to and they don't know the workaround.

Open your PS5s up and clean them out (if you're in the US, at least.) because they suck in a lot more air and accompanying dust than the PS4 did. If the vent of the power supply gets too dusty and the PSU overheats, the PS5 will just turn off with no warning.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/07 18:16 ID: gq4bgay

I did just the other day after having it since 1/13

Super easy. If you help plug the holes with your finger, you can really feel the vacuum pulling from deep inside the system. Very satisfying. Also I live in LA so its pretty dusty.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/08 19:48 ID: gq8wlss

Never cleaned my base PS4 and its worked fine from launch day to now. Don't really see the point in touching the PS5 either tbh.

25 : Anonymous2021/03/08 21:01 ID: gq96qxw

Havent cleaned mine so far and probably wont for a w.. ever. Probably cleaned my PS4 Pro once in hope to ground the "jet" then laughed at myself and never did it again...

26 : Anonymous2021/03/09 02:59 ID: gqaclaz

I haven't and probably never will. I never cleaned my PS4 and never had any issues with it

27 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:34 ID: gq0s7f4

I would only do that if I started having issues with the console such as randomly shutting down etc....things that would point to a potential issue with heat.

ID: gq0wu80

I think cleaning it to prevent anything like that would be good.

28 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:50 ID: gq0v5td

People actually do that?

29 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:50 ID: gq0v785

Have not and never will

30 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:54 ID: gq0w3xg

I’ve never cleaned a console internally and never had a problem.

31 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:03 ID: gq58av5

Cleaned it twice i think a 3rd clean is due tho

32 : Anonymous2021/03/06 22:04 ID: gq0xw35

Cleaned it twice since launch

ID: gq13z8k


33 : Anonymous2021/03/07 17:01 ID: gq41ltj

Problems with dust are greatly overrated. By itself it does no damage, the only way it can harm you is by obstructing airflow, but that would require a truckload of dust and is unlikely to happen to most people. Even if it does happen you would know well before by the fan revving up, or if if ever does force shutdown you could just clean it then, if you somehow ignored it. That's assuming it ever happens at all.

The whole cleaning every few weeks/months thing is just plain paranoia.

34 : Anonymous2021/03/07 10:54 ID: gq35dlb

No. We keep the house clean instead.

ID: gq3cgmj

Lol. Keeping your house clean doesn't mean a console doesn't get dusty inside. Doesn't matter how clean your home is, a console will still acquire dust over time.

35 : Anonymous2021/03/06 21:32 ID: gq0ry0z

I got mine about 2 weeks ago but haven't cleaned it yet i'm laying it horizontally so hopefully it won't intake as much dust as if it were vertical

ID: gq0wl5u

You're good for cleaning since you got it two weeks ago huh. Enjoy!


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