Overheating can cause serious damage to your console. This is especially true if you don’t take care of it in time.
In this article, I’ll discuss some of the most common reasons why your PS4 might be overheating and what you can do about them.
The most common cause of the PS4 overheating is dust. If your console has been sitting in a dusty room for a while, it will gather dust on its internals, which can lead to overheating problems. This is especially true if you don’t have a dedicated space for your gaming equipment and keep it stored in a messy room with lots of other things around it.
Another common cause of overheating is fan failure. The fans inside your console help keep it cool by blowing air over internal components, but they can break down or stop working properly over time. When this happens, they cannot blow enough air over your PS4, which causes the console’s temperature to rise significantly above normal levels.
Worried About PS4 Overheating? How To Stop It?
You’ll probably want to stay inside and play games, but if your PS4 is getting hot, you can do some damage.
Turn off your PS4 console
If your console is overheating, then the first thing you should do is turn off your PS4 and wait for a few minutes. The console needs some time to cool down and reset itself before you can use it again. This step will ensure that there isn’t any damage caused to the internal components.
Clean your PS4 carefully to remove dust particles
Dust particles can get into all areas of your console and cause damage over time.
To clean it properly, use compressed air or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to dislodge dust from internal areas such as fans and vents. If you don’t know how to do this safely, take your console to a repair store for assistance.
Remove the console from direct sunlight or heat
If possible, try moving your console away from direct sunlight or any other heat source like a radiator or heater. This will help lower its overall temperature and reduce the risk of overheating.
Avoid putting anything on top of the console
If you do have a hard cover for your PS4, then don’t put anything on top of it. This will restrict airflow around the console and cause problems. It’s best not to use a table either but if you can’t move it anywhere else then at least make sure nothing is blocking its vents and keep an eye on how hot things are getting inside.
Use a cooling fan to cool down
If possible, set up an active cooling system for your PlayStation 4 using an external fan or similar device. This will help keep things running smoothly without having to worry about overheating too much and causing damage.
Buy a bigger PS4 hard drive enclosure or case
If you’ve upgraded your PS4 storage with an external hard drive, you may want to consider replacing your current enclosure with one that’s better suited for housing the console’s internal components.
Keep the hard drive away from the system unit
If you don’t want to buy a new enclosure just yet, make sure your hard drive is positioned at least two inches away from the system unit — ideally on its side for better airflow.
Turn off your PS4 whenever not in use
You don’t have to leave your PS4 on 24/7 just because you’re playing online or watching Netflix while eating dinner at home — turn off your console when not in use!
Worried About PS4 Overheating? How To Stop It?
You'll probably want to stay inside and play games, but if your PS4 is getting hot, you can do some damage.
Still, Overheating? You Should Look Into This 😎
If you have tried the above methods, and your PS4 is still continues to overheat, it’s likely that you have a hardware problem. It may be a fan that needs repairs or replacement.
If this is the case, then you might want to consider having it serviced by Sony or another professional repair shop. This will likely cost money, though, and if the problem is a faulty fan or cooling system, there’s no guarantee that any repairs will fix the problem permanently.
Should I put my PS4 vertically or horizontally?
The best position for your PS4 is vertical. Here’s why:
1. It’s better for cooling
The inner workings of the PS4 are cooled by a fan that sucks in air from the bottom of the console and releases it out through vents on top. This ventilation system is designed to draw in cool air from the room and push hot air outside. In order for this to work effectively, you need to make sure the fan can pull in enough air.
2. It helps reduce dust build-up
When you place your PS4 horizontally, it’s more likely that dust will settle on the vents at the back of the console because they are not being used as exhaust ports anymore. This can cause overheating issues and make your console run slower over time — as well as make it look gross!
Why is my PS4 so loud?
This is a common problem that many PlayStation 4 owners face. let us walk you through some of the most common reason for this issue.
The dust build-up inside your console can increase its temperature and cause it to run hotter than normal. This will cause the fans in your system to work harder than usual in order to keep your console cool enough for safe operation. Unfortunately, this causes more noise than usual due to increased fan speed and vibration from the moving parts inside your console.
Buy a new console
This might be possible through Sony’s warranty program if you have an extended warranty or accidental damage coverage; otherwise, it could cost several hundred dollars out of pocket (depending on where you live).