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Guide to cleaning your Xbox Series X

Clean Xbox Series X

Notice a layer of dust on your Xbox®? Take a moment to give your beloved console the cleaning it deserves. Cleaning your tech is not only great for your allergies but can also help extend its lifespan, and it’s easier to do than you’d think.

From spring cleaning to an unresponsive console, we’ve seen it all—and can fix it all. Our experts at uBreakiFix® by Asurion have the tech know-how to tackle any issue. Here’s how you can keep your dusty Xbox Series X™ clean.  

The importance of cleaning your Xbox Series X

Cleaning your Xbox Series X is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and longevity. Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate over time, leading to overheating and excessive noise. By regularly cleaning your console, you ensure proper airflow and cooling. Plus, a clean console just looks better.

How to clean your Xbox Series X

Keeping your Xbox Series X clean involves careful handling and using the right tools. Do not use water, cleaning fluids, or damp cloths on your Xbox Series X, as moisture can damage the electronic components. Incorporate these cleaning steps into your regular maintenance routine to prevent dust build-up.

1. Turn off and unplug

Before starting, make sure your Xbox is turned off and unplugged from the power source.

2. Use a microfiber cloth for general cleaning 

Gently wipe the exterior with a dry microfiber cloth to remove dust and fingerprints.

3. Take care of the air vents and fan 

To clean the vents without opening the console, use a cotton swab. Gently insert it into the vent slats to collect dust. Be careful not to push the dust further inside.

For those who might be wary of removing the external cover, you can clean an Xbox Series X fan without opening it. Using a can of compressed air, position the nozzle at the vent and give it a few short bursts to dislodge any dust. Keep the can upright to prevent any liquid from coming out.

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 store and our certified experts can get your device back up and running as soon as the same day.


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