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How to properly clean your PlayStation 5 and DualSense controllers!

Looking for a guide to properly cleaning your PlayStation 5? Here’s a guide on how to keep your PS5 console and DualSense wireless controllers in good working order.

A clean console and controller not only ensure a pleasant gaming experience, but also ensure that the technology lasts longer and is more reliable. By following the steps below to remove dust, fingerprints and other debris from your PS5 and controllers, you can prevent damage without voiding your console’s warranty.

Cleaning from the PlayStation 5 console:

Only the microfiber cloth is used for the visible components of the PlayStation 5

Only the microfiber cloth is used for the visible components of the PlayStation 5

  • Turn off and unplug the console.
  • Do not use water or chemical cleaners.
  • Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove dust and fingerprints from the console’s surface.
  • Use a low-speed vacuum to remove dust from the fans and cover (side panels).
  • Also removes the side panels to clear any dust that has collected between the cover and the console. This way you can get a little better access to the fan.
  • With the upholstery nozzle of your vacuum cleaner, you can also run over the connection sockets at the lowest level.
  • If there is too much dust, you can very carefully remove dust from the ports with a toothpick. Proceed very carefully so that the contacts of the connections are not damaged.
  • Maybe think about caps for unused USB ports: on Amazon.de
  • Make sure the console is free and not in a closed sideboard.
  • Make sure the power and HDMI cables are clean too.
  • Keep the console software up to date.

Cleaning the DualSense Wireless Controller:

When cleaning the DualSense controller, you should use the Qtip
When cleaning the DualSense controller, you should use the Qtip
  • Do not use water or chemical cleaners.
  • A dry microfiber cloth to remove residue and grease stains from the buttons, touchpad, and surface of the controller.
  • Use Q-Tips to remove debris on and under the analog sticks.
  • Use a folded paper towel or Q-tip to clean the ridges between the pieces that hold the controller together. Folded paper can also remove residues in the fine grooves.
  • Run the upholstery nozzle of your vacuum cleaner over the connection sockets (USB-C / 3.5mm jack) at the lowest level.
  • Keep the software of your DualSense controller up to date.

So keep your PlayStation 5 and controllers clean and in good condition so you can continue to enjoy your gaming experience. Don’t forget to clean your hardware regularly to prolong its life and prevent problems.

Console pet hair and smoke damage:

Another tip: As you can see from the tips above, the main problem that Eine Console has struggled with over the period is normal house dust. The situation is made even worse when animal hair and nicotine deposits from smoking pollute the air and can settle on the hardware. Animal hair in particular often ensures that larger dust deposits (dust catchers) can form inside the console and clog the ventilation grilles, for example. Therefore, it is really an advantage for the PS5 console, the DualSense controllers and other technical devices if there are almost no animals in the room in which they are used and there is no smoking. If you have one, heed this extra tip and set up a “playroom” where smoking and pets are prohibited.

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