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Cleaning the dust out of ps3 without taking it apart?

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Do I just stick a vacum on the back of where the fans at and try to suck the dust out that way? And why didn't they build the ps3 with a feature that shoots the dust out so it don't get dusty and ruin the system? Is it to some kind of scam to get you to buy another ps3?
Edited by IlovetheChosenone - 5/26/11 at 8:40am
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Your best bet would be to get a keyboard duster or "canned-air" as I call it, and blow in the back, front, and side vents of the PS3. This should dislodge most if not all the major dust inside the system. Keep a vacuum nearby to suck the large dust clumps that come out. Keep going around the sides until it doesn't blow dust from the other orifices.

Also blow out the connectors (HDMI, USB, Etc...).

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If you have a fat PS3, you can hold the eject button while turning on the power switch on the back of the PS3. This causes the fan to run full speed. People claim that this can damage your PS3, but I've done this before and suffered no ill effects. Use it at your own risk.
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I take a vacuum cleaner hose to the vents. Works for me.smile.gif

EDIT: I use this method because I contacted sony one time and they told me it was the best method to clean the console.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imadude10;13644461 
If you have a fat PS3, you can hold the eject button while turning on the power switch on the back of the PS3. This causes the fan to run full speed. People claim that this can damage your PS3, but I've done this before and suffered no ill effects. Use it at your own risk.

Don't wanna risk that.
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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;13644734 
Don't wanna risk that.

It can over multiple uses and extended periods of time damage it.

Best bet is to take some canned air to it.
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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;13644734 
Don't wanna risk that.

what it does is trick the system in to thinking the system is getting hot.
Still a good idea not to do it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by X3NIA;13668726 
It can over multiple uses and extended periods of time damage it.

Best bet is to take some canned air to it.
The only thing i can see happening is reducing the life of the fan. If thats possible?
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i just use an air compressor cleans every last bit of dust out and i seem to get a much lower fan speed
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Use a vacumm cleaner, it is perfect.
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