How should I clean the fans on PS3?

My 40gb PS3 has recently started making dirty fan noises. On my PC I would remove a side panel and clean everything out with a can of compressed air. But I’m unsure if this is the correct procedure for a PS3.

So: What is the best practice for cleaning the fans on PS3? Can I just push compressed air straight into the vents, or should I take it apart first?


I have cleaned my PS3 vents several times with no damage done… I’ve discovered that the PS3 is an easy to open/re-assemble system.

In my case I think is better to clean the PS3 internally …

you can follow this video … it shows how to open the case of the PS3 in order to clean it.

Source : Link , Question Author : Patrick Ritchie , Answer Author : alFador

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