How to clean a PlayStation 5

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The fifth generation of the Sony Playstation has all of the new innovations and upgrades you would expect from this leading digital publisher. But like all electronics, some routine cleaning is certainly in order, especially if your home collects dust quite easily. Thankfully, maintaining the life of your PS5 is near-guaranteed if you keep it clean. With this in mind, how do you clean a PS5?

To clean a PS5, using canned air helps remove dust and particles inside the unit. You could also use a low-powered vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle applicator to get rid of internal dust build up and wipe the outside of the unit down with a screen cleaner or a lint-free cloth coated with isopropyl alcohol.

Keeping your PS5 clean is a fairly simple process, but there are some important details to keep in mind. In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know when it comes to cleaning your Playstation 5. Read on to find out more.

Is it possible to clean your PS5?

It is certainly possible to clean your PS5 and it is recommended to do so to extend product life. This device is prone to collecting dust deposits due to its fan-running frequency. Furthermore, the air vents that help keep the unit cool are also easy collectors of dust and debris.

If you live in a dusty area, or if your PS5 is near a carpet or close to the ground, cleaning the unit frequently is probably a good idea. Even if your home doesn’t collect much dust, it is important to remove dust from the inside of the unit at least every few months.

Keeping a PS5 clean is divided into two areas each time: cleaning the inside of the unit as much as possible, and keeping the outside of the unit clean. It is also important to keep the immediate area where the console is located clean.

Does it void the warranty?

The good news is that performing a deeper clean on the console, such as cleaning the fan, will not void the manufacturer’s warranty.

This can be done by removing the top layer of the console carefully. This process will not remove any of the warranty stickers near the Playstation logo. It is important to follow the tips for cleaning the fan area as listed in the user manual for the console.

So with all of this in mind, let’s take a detailed look at how to clean PS5 consoles.

How to clean PS5

There is no definitive answer for exactly how to clean the console, but keeping it on a flat surface in a free space on a clean table or stand is the best setup to utilise.

It is important not to remove any of the internal hardware as this would certainly void the warranty of the Playstation.

A simple method to clean this device includes the use of canned air, a vacuum cleaner, and a microfibre cloth with a splash of isopropyl alcohol. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Use a can of compressed air

For maximum effectiveness, unplug the console and lay it on its side. Remove the white plates by lifting the back corners and this will expose the fan area as well as the dust holes.

Use the can of air and gently spray the air into the dust holes. Do this until no dust particles fly out.

Step 2: Vacuum the vent ducts of the console

Alternatively, you can also use a vacuum to gently pull the dust away from the fan. Suction does work wonders, but forced air may be the better option since this will release any stubborn dust that may be attached to the fan.

If you decide to vacuum the fan, you can tell the process worked if the fan noise, later on, sounds similar to when you first turned on the console.

You should avoid using cleaning brushes as the pressure and abrasion of the brushes could potentially damage the internal components of the unit.

Step 3: Wipe down the console

You will also want to clean your PS5 on its outer surfaces as well. This can be done with a dry cloth and a bit of alcohol applied to it, or you could use a cotton bud instead of a cloth.

Wipe all the crevices and surface areas of the unit to remove dirt or any dust build-up on the outside. Try and avoid wiping anywhere near the electrical components of the unit, as any malfunction caused by this could void the warranty.

When should I clean my PS5?

If the noise of the fan starts to change suddenly or if the unit has not been cleaned in a long time, you should definitely follow the above steps for cleaning the unit. Dust, hair from pets, and other particles in the air can easily build up inside the unit.


How often should u clean a PS5?

With this model, as well as any other future brands from Sony, wiping your unit down once a week, and cleaning the fan and dust vents every few weeks, is more than enough.

If you live in a dry, arid climate, this should be done a bit more often since dust can accumulate much quicker.

Can dust damage PS5?

Dust can certainly affect the performance of the fan, which is essential to cool the unit down and keep it from overheating. Dust can also coat the internal parts of the unit and this could even affect visual quality over time.


As you can see, keeping your PS5 clean only involves a few steps, a few tools, and a few minutes of your time every few weeks. If a deep clean of the unit doesn’t improve performance, it is worth calling in a professional for PlayStation 5 repairs to take a closer look at the unit.

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