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How to clean the dust off your PS4

PS4 controller and tips to clean it and your PlayStation console

Cleaning your PlayStation® 4 regularly to keep it dust-free will help it run smoother, longer. Don't worry, there's an easy and safe method, and we'll walk you through the steps.

Here at Asurion, we help people learn more about their tech every day. From freeing up storage space on your phone to fixing lag when you’re playing online, we'll help you get the most out of the devices you rely on. Here's how to safely clean your PS4™.

Turn it off

Make sure to turn off your PS4 and unplug all the cords before you get started.

Blow it off

Take a can of compressed air and aim a short burst around the console, on the front-facing USB ports, and the ports on the sides and back. Shoot a continuous burst of compressed air across the top of your PS4 to remove any buildup.

Wipe it down

  • Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe the console. Be sure to wipe dust away from openings on the device.
  • Fold your microfiber cloth in half so that a clean side faces out, and gently wipe it around your PS4.

Clean the area

Clean the area where your console sits to keep dust from collecting near it.

Keep in mind: We don't recommend taking apart your PS4 console to clean the inside since opening the case will void your warranty. Just be careful and avoid pushing dust into the device so you don't have to worry about cleaning the interior.

If you've tried these steps and still need a little help, we're right around the corner. Schedule a repair at the nearest uBreakiFix® by Asurion or Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ store and our certified experts can get your device back up and running as soon as the same day.

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