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My fan wont stop running inside of my PS3 console. What is the best way to remove lint and dust from inside of my console? I would like to clean it myself.

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Best thing to use for cleaning dust out of electronics devices is an air duster.
Example found here: http://www.maplin.co.uk/dust-and-dirt-removers-28999
You should be able to pick one up easily from a local computer or electronics store.
When you have it you'll just need to blast the air through some of the open vents to remove any built up dust.
Hope this helps.

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a very AWESOME way to auto clean your PS3, there is no need to open your PS3 to clean it from dust all you have to do is............

just turn OFF your PS3 totally no lights on ok, HOLD your finger on the EJECT touch button just keep holding on that button ok. now from behind turn your PS3 on while you are pressing ok.

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do not panic, its not a mojor problem.

sometimes your ps3 fan mite make a horrible sound which is louder than usual, i have found. by leaving it for a while it will return to normal.

fans **** in dust, and the dust sticks to your circitry inside your ps3, which makes your ps3 get hot alot quicker.
to avoid this make shure the area around your ps3 is dust free, another way the help prevent thins is byplacing your ps3 in a cubbard or under something, this will collect dust on top stopping it from laying on your ps3.

reguarly hoover out your ps3.

i would also suggest buying more cooling fans(i think they sell on ebay) this will put less stress on the fans inside.

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find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit.

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try cleaning it with a DAMP cloth, not wet as you dont want to break it, try blowing into the fan as well, also clean the whole ps3 and the surrounding area so its dust free. 

hopefully your fan isnt broke inside, if it is and your still within warranty take it back and get it fixed

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