How to keep your Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii running cool and in good shape

  1. he easiest way to keep your console in shape is to blast the openings with canned air to clean out any dust. WARNING: Hold the canned air upright at all times. If you hold it upside down it can resales chemicals into your console and may permanently damage it.

  2. Step 2

    Decide if you want to store your console horizontally or vertically.

    Storing your console vertically will increase the surface area exposed to open air and make it easier to keep cool, however it will be more susceptible to damage by children, pets earthquakes or anything else that could knock the console over. This is especially dangerous if it occurs as the console is running as a spinning disk could become dislodged and damage the other interior parts of the console.

    Keeping the console sitting horizontally will make it less susceptible to damage but will make it more susceptible to overheating.

  3. Step 3

    Keep the consoles storage units (Hard drive, memory cards) clean and delete any unnecessary data. This extra data can make your console run more slowly and clog up your storage space.

  4. Step 4

    (Optional) There are cooling systems built for each specific console to keep it from overheating. Using these will significantly increase the cooling and air circulation for your console and increase it’s life span.

  5. Step 5

    KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS! Keeping your receipts will ensure that if your console breaks before the warranty is up that you will be able to call the company and have any problems addressed.