AVS Forum banner
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
886 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Are any of you guys doing any cleaning on your PS3 like using compressed air to blow out the dust ? I do this on my PC ,is it safe for the PS3?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,388 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingram /forum/post/15490319


Are any of you guys doing any cleaning on your PS3 like using compressed air to blow out the dust ? I do this on my PC ,is it safe for the PS3?

suck, don't blow!


i have some cool mini-vacuum attachments i got at a dollar store or someplace that work great. blowing things off your electronics is good, blowing things into them; not so good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,371 Posts
Funny, I just did this last night. I was cleaning around my apartment and saw some dust under the PS3 so I got a can of Dust Off and sprayed it down. I then saw a nice dust ball go shooting back into my PS3.


I will suck and not blow from now on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
If you have a 40GB PS3 you can do the 'fan test' aka self cleaning mode. It only works on the 40GB PS3.


Make sure you turn off the PS3/rear main switch>hold down eject button while turning one the main switch>the fans will spin faster than normal>after the fans turns off the red status light in front will blink>turn off main switch again>turn on main switch in the back>done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhU4_Rm0GQU
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,639 Posts
I use compressed air to BLOW mine... I guess I should invest in a mini vac to SUCK instead!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,206 Posts
do you then spit the dust orrrrr swallow?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,639 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJ3118 /forum/post/15492466


do you then spit the dust orrrrr swallow?

I guess whatever cooper1010 recommends. We're all learning from his expertise!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
She's gone from suck to blow!


I use a swifter-duster sheet to wipe up the dust on and around...I also have a small black and decker mini-vacuum to help with the vents.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,969 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quartermile1 /forum/post/15496221


What do you think about removing the nails to vacuum out the inside?

you dont need to remove the nails. Just hold it upside down and shake real hard they fall right out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,883 Posts
I use both a vacuum and air duster. I use the duster for corners (like where the power panel meets the media card panel) and for cleaning the usb ports. I use a vacuum for all exhaust vents, etc.


I also use a laser lens cleaner every 20 or so hours of playing.


Now that I've written it out, I guess I am really clean when it comes to my electronics. Just say no to dust and heat!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,388 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdwright77 /forum/post/15496297


I use both a vacuum and air duster. I use the duster for corners (like where the power panel meets the media card panel) and for cleaning the usb ports. I use a vacuum for all exhaust vents, etc.


I also use a laser lens cleaner every 20 or so hours of playing.


Now that I've written it out, I guess I am really clean when it comes to my electronics. Just say no to dust and heat!

a special blu-ray one, or a regular dvd cleaning one. i've seen both but am not convinced either work. one had little brushes on it, is that smart?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,883 Posts
the one I use was a philips laser lens DVD cleaner. Microfiber brushes aligned on a track on the DVD. They are small and soft and I run it once every so often. I've never had a problem on a regular dvd player, and I wouldnt think that the laser lens of blu ray is any more brittle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,947 Posts
I finally got brave (stupid?) enough to completely disassemble my launch 60GB PS3 and give it a good cleaning. It's become a little more noisy over the years but has always worked flawlessly. Every few months I'll run a vacuum cleaner over the vents and take off the top covers to dust it. Mainly I was just worried that nearly 3 years of dust collecting deep inside might eventually kill it.


Surpisingly it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. There was a good quarter inch of dust right behind the front vent, under the blu-ray drive's location but that was about it. Just a very thin film of dust on the fan blades and around them. Cleaned it all up and now it's whisper quiet again.


It wasn't hard but I hate messing with the ribbon cables and their fiddly little connectors. The little plastic tab holding the BD drive's cable to the motherboard snapped off and had to be taped back down. Took me a couple of tries to get it seated back in there right. I was really sweating there for a while.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slacker George /forum/post/16989700


I finally got brave (stupid?) enough to completely disassemble my launch 60GB PS3 and give it a good cleaning. It's become a little more noisy over the years but has always worked flawlessly. Every few months I'll run a vacuum cleaner over the vents and take off the top covers to dust it. Mainly I was just worried that nearly 3 years of dust collecting deep inside might eventually kill it.


Surpisingly it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. There was a good quarter inch of dust right behind the front vent, under the blu-ray drive's location but that was about it. Just a very thin film of dust on the fan blades and around them. Cleaned it all up and now it's whisper quiet again.


It wasn't hard but I hate messing with the ribbon cables and their fiddly little connectors. The little plastic tab holding the BD drive's cable to the motherboard snapped off and had to be taped back down. Took me a couple of tries to get it seated back in there right. I was really sweating there for a while.

Yay!!!! I'm not the only one, F'in tabs, brittle little bastards, I guess 3 years of heat'in up and cool'in don't help, LOL!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,639 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdurg /forum/post/15502968


Post.

Of.

The.

Year.


LMFAO!!!

Post.

Of.

The.

Year.


LMFAO!!!
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top