The Playstation 4 (and Playstation 4 PRO), abbreviated PS4, is one of the most popular game consoles of all time. Even after the arrival of the PS5, this model is still very popular among its owners, and it will probably be so for at least a few more years. In order to bring you the pleasure of playing games for as long as possible, it does not hurt to pay a little attention from time to time. What do we mean by that?
Playstation, like any conventional electronics, is prone to various damage or gradual wear. To avoid this, there are a few important factors to keep in mind.
A several conditions should be met if you do have your game console on a suitable location. It should be an overall dry and clean environment, without significant dusting. At the same time, the Playstation should be located in a spot where it will have enough space for good ventilation and therefore cooling. Therefore, we certainly do not recommend placing it in tight shelves or placing other objects on it or next to it, which could limit the fan's ability to cool the entire device.
Even if you do have the Playstation stored properly and the room has good conditions (for example it is not outdoors or exposed to excessive humidity, etc.), you should still clean your device regularly. This will prevent a reduction in performance, or other, in extreme cases, permanent damage to the entire console. The reduction in power due to overheating will be reflected in increased noise and, in the extreme case, the so-called red line of death. Its name may be scary, but fortunately its existence is much less so. If this line appears, just turn off the device and leave it alone for a few hours.
These problems can occur especially if dust accumulates in the machine and is not cleaned regularly.
What do we mean by "regular"? We recommend cleaning the console at least every year, but ideally every six months. Don't worry, cleaning is not complicated or time-consuming – to show you it all, we are going to show you the exact approach.
As we already mentioned, you should maintain your Playstation 4 at least every six months. This will prevent the potential for major problems that could occur with the device overheating.
If this case happens, we certainly do not recommend trying to fix the PS4 yourself, especially if you do not have previous experience or the necessary equipment.