A PS4 With Overheating Issue Repaired
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.
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.
As I started to take it apart I could see the dirt and dust covering the board and the surrounding areas.
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.
Before proceeding to take the main board off, these connections has to be released otherwise you will end up tearing them apart.
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.
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.
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.
This is the main chip after the cleaning before the thermal paste was added to it.
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.
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.
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.
P.S- Do you know of any your friends who would benefit from this content that you are reading now? If so, forward this website to your friends or you can invite your friends to subscribe to my newsletter for free in this Link.
Note: You can check his previous repair articles in the link below: