PS4 Maintenance Check List

Discussion in 'PS4 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Bowl0l, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Bowl0l
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    Kindly share a check list for PS4 maintenance.
    For example:
    Replacing thermal paste or thermal pad for RAM, replacing CPU fan, etc.

    Planning to open my PS4 on Jan next year.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Tikker

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    why


    these are things you only need to do when problems arise
     
  3. Bowl0l
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    Preventive maintenance.
    My PS4 is 4 years old so I thought of opening it up to clean it and replacing stuff while at it.
     
  4. Sick Wario

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    check every port for dust and crap buildup. both USB on the front and all the rear ports especially the notoriously weak HDMI. you can clear the dust/hair out with compressed air or a careful toothpick.
    open up the HDD cover too, even if youre not intending to replace the HDD there will be a ton of dust around the cage
     
  5. Neptune

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    You do realize thermal paste was only intended to be used for 1-2 years right? You are supposed to replace it every few years. It's not an apply once and forget about it type of thing. The PS3 thermal paste would crumble within a few months of use. It's a surprise they lasted as long as they did.
     
  6. Tikker

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    where in the world are you getting that idea from? done right, you should never have to reapply.........

    it's not like oil in a car, where after XXXXX km's you change it.
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    You don't own a PC do you? You change the thermal paste because it dries up and fails to dissipate heat like it should.
     
  8. Tikker

    Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    eh, run a data center

    thousands of machines

    we don't spend much time redoing thermal paste


    EDIT: I mean obviously, if you get new heat spikes, and trouble shooting leads you to suspect heatsink/paste you do it, but without something alarming, we don't just change thermal paste "just cause"
     
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  9. Neptune

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    Honestly depends on what you are using and how it "dries" over time. AS5 and IC7 should outlive most PC's. The garbage that the servers and desktops ship from the factory with, wax compound, usually gets about 2 years out of then hardens.
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    cant go wrong with some arctic silver