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In a cabinet and getting dusty in vents how to clean?

I have the ps3 in a cabinet with screened front but overheats so i got an external fan and still gets dusty. What is the best way to clean?

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Well once my dad bought a little air can used to clean the dust and **** outta your computer and keyboard. If you can manage to find that, it would work very well on your PS3, or if you have a Air compressor, you can use that as well (thats what i use). I heard vaccuums work well too but haven't tried it myself.
but now better things have come up
Note, Only for the 40gb model.

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