Learning how to clean the fan on a PS3 is not something that you generally think about when you first purchase it. However, cleaning the fan on a PS3 is something that you should do on a regular basis. By keeping your fan clean, you can help ensure that your PS3's performance is up to par. Here are a few easy steps that will help you learn how to clean the fan on a PS3.
To clean the fan on a PS3, you will need:
- household vacuum
- Vacuum out the dust. Get a household vacuum that you can use to vacuum out the dust in the PS3's fan. Turn on the vacuum and move the hose attachment across the PS3's fan. This will help to remove any dust that has accumulated in the fan. Do this for one to two minutes.
- Perform a "fan test." You can use the PS3's "fan test" feature to remove any additional particles that the household vacuum was unable to remove. To begin the "fan test," turn off your PS3 by flipping the power switch off. Then, hold down the "eject" button, which is located on the front of the PS3. Now flip the power switch back on and wait for your PS3 to beep. The PS3's fan will start spinning loudly for about 30 seconds and once done the console will automatically shut off. To restart the PS3, move the power switch to the off position then to the on position. Once restarted, your PS3's "fan test" is done and the console is ready for use.
Learning how to clean the fan on a PS3 is easy if you have followed these steps.