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It is exciting to be able to spend time playing games on your PlayStation and being able to enjoy all the latest video games and streaming or watching various movies via blu-ray or dvd. When you are using your Playstation on a daily basis to play your video games, taking proper care of it is very necessary. Apart from daily cleaning and removal of dry dust from your console, what should you do if your PlayStation accidentally gets wet? What if you have spilled coffee or water onto your PlayStation?
If you spill something on your Playstation the first thing you want to do is unplug it from the outlet. Keeping the liquid from getting into components with electricity running through them will help keep the system from being destroyed. Once it is unplugged you will then want to turn the Playstation where it is upside down or sideways to allow the water to escape the same way that it went in. Once you believe all of the water is out of the machine you will want to open it up (if possible) and let it dry out for a few days or weeks depending on how much water got into the system.
All of these above steps should be taken while the system is unplugged and it should remain unplugged until it entirely dries out. The reason for opening up the system is to allow it to dry out quicker and also allows you to see if there are puddles of water inside. If there are then using a small towel or cloth to dab them up will help the drying process.
For all of these unfortunate and unlikely situations, it is important to act quickly to keep your device from being totally destroyed. A wet PlayStation is obviously not good at all and recovering your device is dependent on how quickly that you act. Water damage needs an immediate solution so that you can avoid the after-effects like electrocution, and the system malfunctioning.
Whether the above steps will allow you to salvage your system depends on how quickly you were able to unplug the device and how long it had been exposed to the liquid.
What to do first
For all PlayStation models, starting with the first Playstation system until the current one, it is very important to stop all gaming and remove the plug first. This is the only way to possibly save your system from being destroyed.
Once you have done that the next essential steps that you need to follow are listed below:
- If the water has penetrated deep into the PlayStation, then the first thing that should be done is to prevent the water from reaching other parts of the device. Try to hold the device upside down and let the water drip out. Even small amounts of water can lead to disastrous results so getting the water out as soon as possible is vital.
- Secondly, water damage is not covered by the warranty period for all PlayStation devices. Therefore, it is advised to remove the inputs first, and then completely open up your system. Since your device is no longer under warranty then you don’t have to worry about voiding the warranty when you open up the device.
You will want to open it up so you can allow the components to air out before turning it back on. You only need to take it apart as much as is needed to see and air out the system so you don’t have to take it entirely apart. You can check out the video below to see more specifics on how to disassemble the Playstation 4 but the older models will be similar.