Looking to keep your new PS5 in tip-top shape? Here are some tips on how to clean it and keep it looking like new.
How to clean your PS5
Sony recommends that you clean your PS5 every so often to keep it in top condition. Here’s how to do it:
PS5s are big and beautiful, but they’re also dust magnets. So it’s important to clean your PS5 every now and then to keep it looking its best.
Sony has published a video on how to clean your PS5, which you can watch below. Essentially, you’ll want to use a microfiber cloth dampened with water (never use alcohol or other cleaning solutions) to wipe down the console, disc drive, and ports. Avoid getting moisture in the crevice where the bottom of the console meets the stand, and be careful not to damage the OLED screen.
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How to clean your PS5 controller
Your PS5 comes with a Dual Sense controller, which is the most advanced PlayStation controller to date. It features haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that add a new dimension to your gaming experience. But like all controllers, it can get dirty over time. Here’s how to clean your PS5 controller to keep it looking and feeling its best.
To clean the surface of your controller, start by using a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away any obvious dirt or fingerprints. If there are stubborn marks that won’t come off with a dry cloth, you can use a slightly dampened cloth with some mild soap. Be sure to avoid getting any water inside the controller, as this can damage the electronics.
Once you’ve wiped down the surface of the controller, you can move on to cleaning the joysticks and buttons. Start by removing the joysticks from the controller (if they are removable). Use a small brush or toothpick to clean any dirt or debris out of the crevices around the joysticks. You can also use a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean the joysticks themselves.
To clean the buttons, you can use a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol or a mild soap solution. Gently scrub each button until it’s clean, being careful not to press too hard and damage the button underneath. Once you’re done cleaning all of the buttons and joysticks, put everything back together and give your controller a final wipe down with a dry microfiber cloth.
How to clean your PS5 console
To keep your PS5 in top condition, you should clean it regularly. Here’s how:
- Unplug your PS5 from the power outlet and disconnect all cables.
- Using a soft, dry cloth, wipe any dust off the surface of your PS5 console. Avoid using any cleaning solutions or aerosols on your PS5.
- If you need to clean the inside of your PS5 (for example, if something has spilled on it), you can use a can of compressed air to blow dust out of the vents and other hard-to-reach areas. Do not put any liquids inside your PS5 console.
- Once you’ve finished cleaning, reconnect all cables and plug your PS5 back into the power outlet.
How to clean your PS5 games
Whether you want to keep your PS5 games clean or just make them look nice, there are a few things you can do. Games tend to get dirty from fingerprints, smudges, and debris. Here are a few tips on how to clean PS5 game.
- Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe down the game disc.
- If the game is particularly dirty, you can use a mild soap and water solution on the cloth before wiping the disc.
- Be sure to dry the disc off completely after cleaning to prevent any water damage.
- To clean the game case, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth. You can use a mild soap and water solution if it is necessary.
- For stubborn stains, you may need to use a mild abrasive cleaner on the case. Be sure to test the cleaner on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t damage the plastic.
How to clean your PS5 discs
With your PS5 now in full swing and plenty of games to play on it, you’ll want to keep your console and discs clean. Here’s how to clean your PS5 discs and keep them looking like new.
Cleaning your PS5 discs is pretty simple. All you need is a clean, dry, soft cloth. Gently wipe the disc from the center outwards in a straight line. Don’t wipe in a circular motion as this can cause scratches.
If your disc is particularly dirty, you can use a slightly dampened cloth, but make sure it’s not too wet or you could risk damaging the disc. Never use any kind of cleaning solution or abrasive material on your discs as this will damage them.
To clean the outside of your PS5 console, simply use a soft, dry cloth. If there are any stubborn marks, you can use a slightly dampened cloth, but make sure it’s not too wet. Avoid using any kind of cleaning solution as this could damage the console.
To clean the Blu-Ray drive lens on your PS5 console, Sony recommends using a commercially available Lens Cleaning Kit for Blu-Ray drives lens (SONY part number: 4909-0108).
How to clean your PS5 accessories
Your PS5 console comes with a few accessories, including a Blu-Ray drive, a controller, and several cables. While the console itself is fairly self-contained, these accessories can get dirty over time. Here’s how to clean them.
The first step is to unplug the PS5 and all of its accessories from the power source. Next, you’ll want to gather some cleaning supplies. For the Blu-Ray drive, you’ll need a lint-free cloth and some rubbing alcohol. For the controller, you’ll need a toothbrush, some cotton swabs, and rubbing alcohol. Finally, for the cables, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
With everything unplugged and gathered, you can start cleaning. For the Blu-Ray drive, lightly dampen your lint-free cloth with rubbing alcohol and wipe down the exposed surface of the drive. Be sure not to get the cloth too wet; you don’t want any liquid to get inside the drive. For the controller, use the toothbrush to gently scrub away any dirt or grime from the surface of the controller. Again, be careful not to use too much water or rubbing alcohol; you don’t want any liquids getting inside the controller. Once you’ve scrubbed it clean, use cotton swabs dampened with rubbing alcohol to clean any hard-to-reach areas, like in between the buttons. Finally, use your vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment to remove any dust or dirt from your cables.
Once everything is clean and dry, you can plug your PS5 back in and enjoy!
How to clean your PS5 power supply
Use a dry, anti-static microfiber cloth to wipe down your PS5’s power supply. Don’t use any kind of cleaning solution or spray, as this could damage the unit. If there are any stubborn marks or stains, you can use a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to gently remove them.
How to clean your PS5 hard drive
Your PS5 comes with a 825 GB hard drive inside, which is user-replaceable if you ever need more storage space. If you do need to replace it, here’s how to get started.
First, back up your PS5 data using either a USB drive or an external hard drive. You can find instructions on how to do this in our guide to backing up your PS5.
Once your data is backed up, power down your PS5 completely and unplug it from the power outlet. Next, locate the hard drive door on the back of the console and open it.
Inside, you’ll see the hard drive bay with a small Philips head screws securing it in place. Remove these screws and lift out the hard drive bay cover. Gently pull out the hard drive from its connector and set it aside.
Now, take your new hard drive (it must be an 825 GB model specifically for the PS5) and insert it into the empty slot. Replace the bay cover and screw it back into place. Finally, reconnect your PS5 to the power outlet and boot it up as normal.
Your PS5 will now format the new hard drive and you can begin transferring data over from your backup. Keep in mind that you can only have one external storage device connected to your PS5 at a time, so you’ll need to remove any others before beginning this process.