Air spray for PS3 cleaning

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  1. bajere

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    Hi all,

    My Playstation (60gb-launch) is getting very hot and noisy, i have heard that blowing compressed air through the system will help this...

    is this can OK to use: Air Duster > Maplin or shall i get a different/more powerful can???

    thanks in advance

    Baj
     
  2. Darth_terra

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    That's perfectly fine, i use that type for my PC as well as PS3 and it does the trick well enough. :)
     
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    So much for air being free :D
     
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    :rotfl: well i wouldn't want that air blasted into my lungs.. pop
     
  5. bajere

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    :rotfl:
    very true.

    thanks for the input lads, ill pick sum up tonight. might even get one of those fans to attach to the back of the playstation
     
  6. Ed the Penguin

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    Just don't hold the can upside down or else water may spray out! It's best to keep the PS3 at the same level as the nozzle to ensure the can is kept upright. :smashin:
    Watch out with the fans too as I've heard most are as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
     
  7. bajere

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    thanks for telling me that...so i should turn it off when i do it then, just in case of water?
     
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    It's always best to turn electrical equipment off when cleaning.
    Switch the PS3 off, don't spray too long, keep the can upright and all should be fine!
     
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    Its not water.. Its simply a chemical which is liquified under pressure. It could cause damage to electronics if they are powered up.. But as long as its switched off, the liquid won't do any harm as it will simply 'boil' off!

    Jon
     
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    Air's free, 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane isn't :lesson: :cool:
     
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    Not if it's a pump action one :)
     
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    Thanks for the correction, you are quite right!
     
  13. bajere

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    well i got the can, and gave the Playstation a good dust off... LOADS of crap came out the back of it!!! but it still runs hot, and the fans make a lot of noise...

    any thing else i can try??

    cheers

    baj
     
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    Vacuum out the dust. I tried compressed air, didn't do much. Got a vacuum and that worked alot better. Apparently you should use a weak vaccumm, I just used a dyson and held it a bit away from my PS3.
     
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    Bajere

    There is a function built into the PS3 which cleans itself out by increasing the fan speed for a few seconds, this may help but it not recommended by Sony for regular use.....the only roblem with my advice....I cannot remember how to do it!!!!

    Somethig like complete power off, hold the standby button down as you turn mains power on.... I am sure someone on here will know!!
     
  16. bajere

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    i did the vacuum 1st, but nothing happend, so i tried the air... but still no big difference. i might try the vacuum again now iv used the air, the air could of unblocked a few things and the vacuum will suck it out. (perhaps.lol)
     
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    Bear in mind this function isn't present on 60Gb models.

    Also, as far as I am aware, Sony have never made any comments about this feature.
     
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    yea i have herd of this, but i have a launch console.

    it never used to be that noisy, maybe my room is getting hotter or something
     
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    Something you can try is standing it up vertically if your not doing so already, and if your able to do so, this seems to help with the air flow and the fan doesn't seem to ramp up that much.
     
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    ah, cant do that as the space it is in, would get in the way of tv... im guessing the exhaust vents have a problem with pumping the hot air into the path of the air inlets when the console is led down.
     
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    yea i looked at that yesterday... im not to sure about that. if you block a vent, then the air will just get out another way. and that could mean back over the components it was trying to cool...
     
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    Im lucky i got big proper compressor in garage for cleaning PS3 and 360 dust out. These cans may not have enough pressure to work well, mayb ok but nothing like a major blast of proper compressed air to release clouds of dust. :rotfl:

    I try and do it once a month if i can be bothered, Must do something as never had my PS3 crash and never had a crash on my 360 since it was fixed 2 years ago and i started cleaning stuff properly after that. :smashin:
    If anyone has access to one i reccomend it. Carefully tho.
     
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    My mate works for RAC and he's bringing his compressor round to clean mine out.. Never done it this way before though! Is there a safe distance to recommend as I don't want to damage the fan bearings or anything! :eek:
     
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    No really sure all seemd ok for me, Just give it a good spray in the back and sides moving steadily around just be sensible with power if it's a strong one, ive had no problems and if bad u will see stuff come out easily. And if it never been done im sure u will see a ton come out. gently anywhere else there's gaps i do aswell (not dvd drive slot)
    Had litterally clouds come out my 360 at first when i done it, Handy thing to have it is, great for cleaning a pc too.
     
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    Well he stopped by in the van yesterday. I gave it a good blasting (plenty of dust!), hoovered it and then did the Power/eject fan test :)eek: I know, naughty!). Runs very quiet after playing some Motorstorm and using Vidzone. Next test is playing DVD's.. The upscaling always kicks the fan into action!!
     

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