cleaning a dusty ps3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by DigitalDeviant, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. DigitalDeviant
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    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    I'd like to clean the dust out of my ps3 cecha01, launch model. What is the best method of removing dust(original has huge holes for heat expulsion) without opening the ps3? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nathan Drake

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    I enjoy using compressed air to get things done. Comes in a can with a straw to push out the pressurized air and gets dust out pretty well.
     
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    Do you recommend any specific brand/store to buy one from? Are their different types? Sorry for being a noob about this.
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    From my experience, any old can of compressed air will do. You can get it at some local shops (I can get some from my local Walgreens for example), and most larger stores (ie: Walmart and such).

    This is all I've used to clean out my electronics though, and it seems to work well.
     
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    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    Okay, thanks Nathan Drake appreciate the help.
     
  6. steve-p

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    take it outside with an extension cord, or put it on a window sill with the back facing outside.
    then hold down the power or eject (i forget which) and switch the power on at the back.

    it will beep and put the fan on full power for a while.
    this is used by service centers.
     
  7. Nathan Drake

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    I didn't know that one. Kinda cool to know.
     
  8. jalaneme

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    That only works on pal 80gbs and slims, it also dosn't work on the launch 80gb us model either!
     
  9. Trulen

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    Works on my NSTC 40GB model.
     
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