This is a guest post by Jade Grimstone.
- The first thing that gets dirty, sticky, and grimy is that which you hold most of the time—the controllers. It is fairly easy to clean the outside of the controller. Just take any soft cloth, dampen it with water, and wipe away. Now the cracks around the controller are slightly harder to clean. You need to get a damp cotton swab or an old toothbrush. Just swipe away at the accumulated dirt and everything should come off.
- You can also purchase a lens cleaner. PS3 games are read by a lens similar to a DVD player. When the lenses get dirty, your disks will not be read. This can help keep your PS3’s lens clean so the console would continue to run smoothly as you try your best to defeat the final boss.
- The vents on your PS3 are there so that the unit itself does not over heat. However, through time, these vents can get their fair share of dust especially if kept unclean. The easiest and most cost-efficient way to clean the vent is to wipe it away with dry cloth or by purchasing a small narrow handheld vacuum to suck away the dust.
- Cover your console with any soft cloth when not in use. This helps lessen the chances of dust accumulating on the unit itself.
- Finally, purchase a microfiber cloth to wipe the unit down. This particular material is a great choice because it is nonabrasive and does not scratch the surface of your unit.
Keeping anything you purchased in tiptop shape will greatly help you in avoiding very costly repairs. These are the things that I did to keep my PS3 running smoothly. How about you? Do you have other tips for properly cleaning the PS3? Feel free to send your suggestions through the comments below.
About the AuthorJade Grimstone writes for Repairlabs.com, which offers cellphone repair, laptop repair, Panasonic and Sony and PS3 repair services.