PS4 Fan Not Working [4 Easy Fixes]

Maybe your PS4 fan is dirty that's why you are facing PS4 Fan Not Working issue. Learn how to fix the PS4 fan issue by changing the thermal paste or cleaning the fan.

If the PS4 is used without a fan, its motherboard could melt, losing all the game information. So, I am here to guide you on fixing this issue and connect you back to the gaming world quickly.

Key Takeaways

  • The PS4 fan lets it run smoothly without overheating it.
  • If the fan stops working, the console will overheat and shut abruptly. This mainly occurs due to the collected dust.
  • You can fix it by cleaning the fan or placing your PS4 in an airy space.

I suggest you to attempt these simple fixes before delving into advanced solutions:

  1. Check Server Status
  2. Power Cycle Playstation
  3. Update Firmware
  4. Change DNS Settings
  5. Checking Internet Connection
  6. Clear Cache
  7. Check Router Setting

Keep Your PS4 In An Open Space

Most of the time, the PS4 fan stops functioning properly because it is placed in a very confined space and can’t get proper air. So, if your fan is not working and you have placed the console in a rack under the television, remove it and place it somewhere airier. The fan will likely start spinning again when placed in an environment with more ventilation.

Clean The Dust Inside Console

The most common reason for this issue is the collected dust inside the fan. It can slow your device and cause your console to shut down abruptly. I suggest you clean the fan by blowing air inside the vents or using a microfiber cloth and compressed air.

PS4 fan cleaning
PS4 fan cleaning

Follow the below-mentioned steps to clean your PS4 fan:

  1. Switch off your PS4 and unplug it.
  2. Now, grab a can of compressed air and a microfiber cloth.
  3. Turn the console over and use the compressed air to blow out the dust inside the fan.
  4. After removing the dust from the console, use the microfiber cloth to wipe the fan.

You can also use the vacuum cleaner to clean your fan. Follow the procedure mentioned below to do so:

  1. Turn off your console.
  2. Turn it over.
  3. Keep the suction head of the vacuum cleaner over the fan and get all the dust out of the console. Be careful not to put it inside the console or any ports as it can cause damage to them.
  4. After vacuuming for some minutes, turn on your PS4 and check whether or not the fan is working.

Change The Thermal Paste

Thermal paste is responsible for better heat conduction between the microprocessor and the heat sink. The PS4 fans may stop working because of the dried thermal paste. I recommend you to take the help of some electronic expert to change the paste. This method worked for a Reddit user as well.

Replace The Fan

If none of the above fixes cater to you, you must replace your fan. If the console is under warranty, go to the console provider. But if it is out of warranty, you should take it to a professional and replace your fan. After replacing it, your PS4 will be good to go, and you can enjoy your favorite games without it dying.

ps4 fan not working
Replace the fan – Image Credits [Emopulse]

Final Verdict

In my testing, outdated firmware can contribute to such glitches, so checking for updates might help. Generic fixes may work, but you must check your console’s thermals and ventilation, which is a potential fix for this problem.

If your PS4 is under warranty, I suggest you contact PlayStation Support and briefly let them know about your issue. They will assist you and replace the fan of your PS4 console without any extra charges.

You might want to see my other guides as well:

Frequently Asked Questions

How to check if the PS4 fan is broken or not?

The simplest way to check whether your PS4 fan is working is to hear its sound when the console turns on. But if you can't hear its sound, put your hand around the PS4; if you feel the air, the fan is working.

Is cleaning the fan inside the PS4 console easy?

It is not very difficult to clean the PS4 fan, but you should always be careful and use soft hands while doing so.

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