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Play Station 4 Pro With Overheating (Shutting Down) Issue Repaired

By on June 25, 2022
Play Station 4 Pro With Overheating (Shutting Down) Issue Repaired








I was sitting at home; my son came to me and asked me if the loud sound of fan on his PS4 pro is normal? When I went to his room, I could hear a loud noise coming out of the fan and it sounded like a jet plane was taking off; it was loud.

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I took it to my shop the next day for check up.

In this case it is either a blocked fan vent, dry thermal paste or both.

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There a lot of screws on that metal board that have to come off and also disconnecting flex cables as well.

As seen in the photo, there is a lot of dust on that board and tells this device is dirty and needs cleaning.

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The thermal paste on that IC is dry and needed fresh one but before that, I need to do some cleaning and dusting.

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This is the worse part, look at this dirt blocking the cooling vent; no wonder I was getting that loud fan noise and sometime shutting down warnings.

First thing, I cleaned all that dirt and dust, added fresh thermal paste to the main IC and hoped for the best.

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I cleaned the main IC, the heat sink, and added fresh thermal paste. That is the thermal paste that I used for this job. I put everything back together and tested the PS4. I gave it to the master to test it out, my son (sorry I could not take a photo of that).

My son was happy that it is no longer has loud fan noise or shutting down issues but instead a long hours of use for games and stuff.

Mission Accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

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. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 25, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Glad that you could help your son although he had to wait onto the next day. These game consoles are very fast computers packed with a lot of graphic computing capacity in a limited space why the needed cooling power extrapolates with that technology.
    And I recently heard that Apple has a design problem in one of its very new expensive graphic desktop computer models. They in fact just multiply the same old single Apple cpu/gpu they have into a next model cpu that has a multiplied amount of these old cores that internally simply are interconnected to create a much faster cpu on a smaller chip. But the problem was that this new model computer had some cooling issue that caused the Apple computer to have some sort of blackout when they tried to run the graphic program Blender on it. Something that you do not want to happen on a brandnew computer of at least about 8000 dollar!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 27, 2022 at 9:06 pm

      Albert: my son did mind the wait so we played football together so it was alright. thanks for sharing this new information. have a blessed day

  2. Mike

    June 26, 2022 at 2:35 am

    Great job. I wasn’t aware of the thermal paste issue.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 27, 2022 at 9:07 pm

      Mike: thanks man and have a blessed day

  3. Tito Kanshulu

    June 26, 2022 at 2:36 am

    The child must be happy with this humble repair. Excellent work Sir

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 27, 2022 at 9:08 pm

      Tito: he was very happy with the repair, no he can concentrate better on the game with less noise in the room. LOL. have a blessed day

  4. Imoudu.O

    June 26, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Good,quick job I surpose,how did you remove the main ic from board before applying thermal paste?
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 27, 2022 at 9:09 pm

      Imoudu: thanks man. I do not have to remove the main IC. just clean, add new thermal paste, put everthing back together and enjoy a game. have a blessed day

  5. Parasuraman S

    June 26, 2022 at 10:24 am

    A befitting return for the suggestion of charity he gave you the other day! (I presume it is the same son!) Well done with double benefit!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 27, 2022 at 9:10 pm

      Parasuraman: yes it is the same son who is very happy now playing a very quiet PS4 pro. have a blessed day

  6. Lynn Blakely

    June 28, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Good job Waleed Rishmawi: I wonder what kind of thermal paste they use, I have computers over 6 years old, with no over heating issues. Of course they are not heavy graphics gaming machines.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 29, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Lynn: thanks man. this main chip usese a heavy load of information and it gets hot so the thermal paste has to be renewed every once in a while depending on the usage rate of the machine. I have added a MX 4 thermal paste which considered an excellent one but you never know with these machines. have a blessed day

  7. Amir Mukhtar AShrafi

    June 28, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for great expertise sharing.
    keep distribute yours technical education in Readers and Technical.
    Also, credit goes to Sir, Jestine yong as well.

    Best of Luck
    Amir Mukhtar Ashrafi
    Karachi. PK

  8. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 29, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Amir: you are most welcome.
    I appreciate your comment and I will for sure and indeed a big thanks and appreciation goes to Mr Jestine for this platform for sharing information. have a blessed day

  9. Humberto

    July 1, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Good repair, and first of all: happy son from now on

  10. Yogesh Panchal

    July 4, 2022 at 12:38 am

    It is necessary to change the Thermal paste at least once in a year for better performance of the CPU if your unit is in continue use.


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