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This is a tip explaining step by step instructions on how to clean the inside of your computer.
Very often people start receiving overheating beep codes, or a regular “freeze” of your operating system. Well, this is usually due to a build-up of dust particles around the critical cooling sectors of your computer. This cleaning method will also explain how to clean a wide range of graphics adapters as well. Before we start cleaning, you need to shut down your computer and unplug it from all cables. When you are done, we can start.

We will need the following items to proceed:

  • Compressed air
  • Regular paint brush

Step 1:

Step one will be to remove the side cover of your computer to expose the inside of your computer hardware. Remember that if your computer was bought as a unit, you will most probably void the warranty when you remove the side panel, so contact your manufacturer before you attempt this. The side panel is usually removed by by 2 screws, but the removing method may vary.

Step 2:

The second step is to remove all hardware attached to the motherboard, like the graphics card, ram modules, any other PCI cards/adapters you have plugged in. You can leave your hard drive atached. This will expose your motherboard, and also make it much more spacious to work. This will also ease the cleaning process of the hardware you just took out.

Step 3:

The third step will be to use the regular soft brush and brush off the whole motherboard. Remember that you need to be very gentle. Use a light motion of hand to dust off all dust particles. You will note that there is an excess of dust on the CPU fan. Use the brush and do a thorough cleaning on the blades of the fan. Do the same with the fans of the power supply.
Remember to be very gentle when you brush your motherboard between the capacitors.

Step 4:

The next step will be to brush off all the hardware you took out of the computer. The fan on the graphics card will be brushed of the same way as the processor on the motherboard.

Step 5:

Next, you need to use the compressed air and blow out all the components you took out, as well as the motherboard. This will blow out all the dust particles which the brush did not remove.

Step 6:

Lastly, you need to plug back all the components and screw back the side panel. Plug back all cables and start your computer.

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Failing that, if it is an overheating problem usually it will tell you with an onscreen prompt or shut down with a flashing yellow light

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Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)

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Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.

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Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

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