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A PS4 With Overheating Issue Repaired

By on June 19, 2020
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A customer brought his PS4 for repair and explained the overheating problem that is taking place in this device. He also explained that he tried using condensed air to plow the dust and dirt from inside but that did not help out at all. The fan was also making loud noise as it spun inside the device.

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I have done this process many times before and it is very easy to take it apart.

If you are interested in learning how to take it apart, you can check it out on any YouTube channel.

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As I started to take it apart I could see the dirt and dust covering the board and the surrounding areas.

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That is the top part of the PS4 and as you can see, I took the power supply off to get to the connection holding the main board below.

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Before proceeding to take the main board off, these connections has to be released otherwise you will end up tearing them apart.

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In order to get to the board, I had to take all the screws out including the main clamp that is pressing down the main chip.

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As you can see, dust and dirt was all over the place. One thing I forgot to take a photo of is the main vent attached to the main fan.

Both the fan and the vent were stuffed with hair, dust and dirt. It was not a pleasant sight.

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That is the main chip and the thermal paste as expected was dry and if you look around that chip, the dirt and dust are very clearly seen.

ps4 overheat chip repair

This is the main chip after the cleaning before the thermal paste was added to it.

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This is the metal shield covering the main chip and it was cleaned as well. Also all the black heating pads were cleaned and attached back on board.

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And what a better way of testing such device? Give it to someone who is an expert on gaming and let him tested. The PS4 passed all the tests.

The fan was running smoothly, no more overheating; it was cleaned, maintained and tested by a professional.

Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    June 19, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Giving an air 'bath' to these devices will mostly solve the problems, as these are very sturdy and keep going for many years! Good job there! Thanks for sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 19, 2020 at 10:41 pm

      Parasuraman: yes but still the thermal paste has to be replaced since it was dry otherwise the problem will happen again.

  2. nkokana

    June 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    some of this repair atticles are so interesting that so many learning ideas are found here

  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    nkokana: I am glad you are liking my article. Have a blessed day

  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 19, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I know about the heat these consoles produce as owner of several Xbox and Xbox360 machines. Although I haven't played any games for at least about 4 years now, I know my Xboxes are still in great condition. It will be the battery packs for the wireless controllers that need new recharges now being not used for so long.
    About refreshing the cooling paste and cleaning the processor top, it was needed on an older ASUS L8400 notebook that often failed to start or suddenly simply stopped working. It was not certain what was the cause at first. But after the multiboot made (XP, Knoppix and other OS versions) notebook was cleaned and the old dryed out paste was replaced it works again like a brandnew laptop. But the hot air was hardly noticeable at first finding the real cause.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 20, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Albert: the Xbox or the PS4..etc if they sit a long time without being used, the thermal paste will eventually dires and need to be checked and dust will accumulate and make it even worse unless it is covered and kept in clean environment.
      yes, I had the same problem with my Studio laptop which was overheating and the fan was kicking in like normal but for some reason the laptop was shutting down. when i opened it, the thermal paste was really dry and when replaced with fresh new paste, it is working like a charm. have a blessed day


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