PS4 Fan Loud: Why & How to Fix?

Best Guide to Quiet Your Loud PS4 Console

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: PS4

Are you wondering why your PS4 fan make noise and become louder and louder? It’s a really annoying and nagging problem for many PS4 ardent users. When the PS4 fan is loud, you probably feel it like a jat engine, like there’s a plane ready to take off in your room. As a result, you may wear your PS4 headphone or turn up the volume of your TV.  That’s exactly many PS4 users’ feeling when the PS4 fan is too loud. You may be the one of them. 

So here comes to the questions: Why is the PS4 fan so loud? Besides, can we quiet it ? Not to worry. This small guide will be showing you how to fix your loud PS4 fan. Read over the page and follow step by step.

You might note that cleaning your fan out of dust can quiet it from other websites. Truly, covered with dust, a PS4 fan gets loud. But before you clean your fan out, there’re simple but helpful things you can do to quiet it possibly.

1) Make sure your PS4 console is placed in a quite well ventilated area to keep your PS4 console cool when you’re playing games on it

Move all the stuffs away from your PS4 console if there’re indeed something on or around it. And wait for a while to see if your console cools down and be quiet.

When your PS4 console is getting hot, the fan kicks in. If your PS4 is too hot, the fan spins and very likely gets much louder than normal.

Just let there be enough space around the back and sides of your PS4 for airflow. Please don’t cover your PS4 console with other stuffs, like towels, your take-off coat, bags or any other things; Also please don’t pull your stuffs like books together around with your PS4 console.

Important: Never ever put your PS4 console into a cabinet, since there would be no space for airflow. Keep your PS4 in a well ventilated area.

2) Turn your PS4 console to vertical orientation

Commonly, we place our PS4 console horizontally. If you turn it to vertical orientation, it could probably eliminate some heat and noise of your console. So please give it a shot to see if your PS4 can be cooler and more quite.

If unfortunately, after the two quick fixes above, your PS4 still keeps loud, let’s move on to the clean-out solution. As we mentioned above, your loud PS4 fan is probably caused by the full-of dust itself. So you need to clean out your PS4 fan in order to quiet it.

3) Use a can of compressed air to clean out the vents of your PS4

This is the easiest and quickest way to clean out your PS4. Take a can of compressed air to go through all the inputs and vents. 

Important: 1. Never use a vacuum to clean your PS4, as it may probably cause damage to the components of your PS4.

To keep your PS4 in a good condition, you can try this method to clean your PS4 once a month.

4) Open your PS4 console to clean out 

NOTE: Once you open your PS4 console, you will lose its warranty. So if your PS4 is new or used within 1 year, you can send it to Sony for warranty service about the issue.

We knew that a dusty PS4 fan would make it loud, and if a can of compressed of air doesn’t work, it’s time to open your PS4 console to do a deep clean. 

First, use a T8 or T9 torx security bit screw driving to remove the screws. The screw driving may look like the image above. If you don’t have one, just go to Amazon to easily buy a new one.

Second, remove the four screws on the back of your PS4 console. 

You should then see its fan, then remove the dust covering on the fan. Just clean out as much of the dust as you can.

Last, when you finish cleaning the fan, please put all the things back together. 

After all is done, turn on your PS4 and try to play games. Your PS4 should become much more quiet, even the same with when it’s new.

 

Have you ever quiet your PS4 fan? What method did you try? Kindly share with us through leaving your comments below. Thanks in advance.