How Much Does It Cost To Fix an Overheating PS4

If you’ve been experiencing problems with your PS4 overheating, you’re not alone. This is a common issue that many people have to deal with when the PS4 ages and is used for years. In this blog post, we will explore the symptoms of an overheating PS4 and we’ll calculate the overall cost of repairing an overheating PS4. We will also discuss some of the causes of PS4 overheating and how to avoid them so that you can take steps to prevent it from happening in the future.

The cost of fixing PS4 overheating varies depending on several factors

Causes of PS4 Overheating

There are several factors that can cause your PS4 to overheat, and depending on that the cost of fixing the overheating PS4 is determined. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Lack of ventilation – When your PS4 is placed in a tight or enclosed space, it will not have enough airflow and this can cause it to overheat. Some people may cover their PS4 with a rag or piece of clothing which will result in overheating. Make sure you place your PS4 in a well-ventilated area so that the heat can dissipate. If this is what causes your PS4 to overheat, the cost is almost free.

  • Dust and debris – If your PS4 console is not cleaned on a regular basis, it will accumulate dust and debris which can cause it to overheat. Make sure you clean your PS4 every few weeks using a soft cloth and some mild detergent. You may want also to buy an air duster (like this one) for this purpose that may cost you around $70, which is costly for many users.
  • Excessive use – When you use your PS4 for an extended period of time, it can cause the console to overheat. Make sure you take regular breaks and give your PS4 a chance to cool down, or just invest in a PS4 cooling stand to work around this issue, which will cost you around $25 as of the time of writing.

  • Faulty hardware – If there is a problem with your PS4’s hardware, it can lead to overheating. If you think that your PS4 may be experiencing problems, it is best to take it to a professional for repairs. If this is your case, the cost depends on the hardware component that causes the overheating. In most cases, it’s the fan. We’ll discuss the costs in detail in the last section of this article.
  • Degrading thermal paste – This is not often the case, but it does happen to some users. When the PS4 thermal paste is no longer functional like before, there will be a sort of deficiency in the heat dissipation process that will lead eventually the PS4 to overheat.
  • Extreme temperatures – If you live in an area that experiences extreme temperatures, your PS4 can overheat. Make sure you keep your PS4 in a cool, dry place and avoid leaving it in direct sunlight or near heat sources.
  • Software issues – If there are any software issues with your PS4, it can cause the console to overheat, especially if your PS4 hard drive is already degrading or undergoing some bad sectors. In this case, you may want to full-format your PS4 HDD or just upgrade your PS4 internal HDD to a better drive.

In the next section, we’ll discuss the symptoms of an overheating PS4 in order to make sure that your PS4 really has an overheating issue, not something else.

Symptoms of an Overheating PS4

PS4 overheating message
There are several symptoms that you may experience if your PS4 is overheating. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • You get a message on the screen saying that the PS4 is too hot. Ok, that’s so obvious, but the real problem that happens sometimes (not often) is when you get that message while the PS4 is not actually hot. You may want to learn how to fix this systematic error from this guide.
  • The console turns off unexpectedly – One of the most common symptoms of an overheating PS4 is that your PS4 will turn off by itself unexpectedly. If you notice that your PS4 is turning off more frequently than usual, it may be due to overheating.
  • Your PS4 runs slowly or lags – Another common symptom of an overheating PS4 is that it will run slowly or lag. This can be very frustrating when you are trying to play a game or use the console’s features, but it’s one of the most obvious signs of PS4 overheating.
  • The console emits a loud noise – If your PS4 is overheating, it may emit a loud noise. This can be quite alarming and disruptive, especially if you are trying to use the PS4 in a quiet environment.
  • The console is hot to the touch – If you notice that your PS4 is hot to the touch, it is likely that it is overheating. This can be quite uncomfortable and dangerous, so it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.
  • Your PS4 freezes or crashes – If your PS4 is experiencing problems due to overheating, it may freeze or crash. This can be very frustrating and can cause you to lose data or progress in a game.
  • So, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.

    Const Of Fixing an Overheating PS4

    The cost of fixing an overheating PS4 can vary depending on the cause and severity of the problem and the type of repairs that are needed and whether you’re going to do it yourself or take it to a repair shop.

    Cost of Fixing Overheating PS4 Yourself

    So, if you’re savvy enough and have decided to fix your overheating PS4 yourself, you have first to learn how to clean the inside of the PS4 and buy the suitable tools for this purpose (i.e. dirt is the primary reason for PS4 overheating).

    What you’ll need here is:

    So, the total cost is around $77. Yes, it’s somewhat an expensive price for just cleaning the inside of the PS4, and a repair shop will not take more than $15 to do it for you (it’s just a few minutes of work). But the problem is that you need to regularly keep the inside of your PS4 clean in order to avoid overheating in the future and keep your console running at its peak and optimum performance. That’s why I advise all PS4 users to buy these tools and frequently keep cleaning their consoles.

    If the PS4 is still overheating after the thorough cleaning you have done, try to full-format the PS4 internal HDD. You can also view our in-depth, comprehensive guide on fixing PS4 overheating and see what else you can do in order to resolve this issue.

    If you have figured out that your PS4 fan is slow or making loud noise and not functioning properly, you may want to replace it. We recommend QUETTERLEE Replacement Internal Cooling Fan for PS4, and it will cost you around $16.

    Now, if everything seems ok and functional after cleaning the PS4, yet your PS4 is still overheating, you may want to change the thermal paste. We recommend ARCTIC MX-4 thermal paste for this purpose. It will cost you around $10.

    PS4 thermal paste

    After all, if the PS is still overheating, there might be a serious hardware failure in your console, mostly the CPU or PSU, and you need to take it to a repair shop to fix it for you.

    Cost of Fixing Overheating PS4 By a Technician

    So, if you have eventually decided to take your overheating to a repair shop, bear in mind that the cost depends on the actual reason for overheating.

    On the other hand, we strongly recommend that you first try to fix your PS4 overheating yourself in order to save your money and avoid paying a high price for some greedy technicians.

    Avoiding PS4 Overeating In the Future

    In order to maintain a cool PS4 that doesn’t overheat over time, you have to regularly clean it and make sure it gets sufficient ventilation. Please visit our guide: “How to stop and prevent PS4 from overheating” for more tips and tricks in this regard.


    We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us at any time by commenting below on this article. Thank you for reading.

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    8 Responses

    1. Dived says:

      My PlayStation’s fan is slowly failing, and I was wondering how much it would cost to send it to Sony for a thorough cleaning.

      • PlayStation Expert says:

        – Shut down your PS4 and wait. Before trying anything else, shut off your PS4 and allow it to cool down to a normal temperature. …
        – Ensure proper placement for air flow. …
        – Check the temperature in your room. …
        – Clean dust from the PS4 vents. …

    2. Michel says:

      Hello my friend I want to ask about How Much Does It Cost To Fix an Overheating PS4

      • PlayStation Expert says:

        Here’s how much it costs to fix common problems on your PS4:
        Overheating issues: Up to $150.

    3. Ivan says:

      My PlayStation fan is slowly failing, and I was wondering how much it would cost to send it into Sony for a thorough cleaning.

      • PlayStation Expert says:

        What does the PS4 overheating repair cost? Answer: The basic repair fee is around $100, although it may vary from location to location.

    4. Jamal says:

      So, when I’m playing, my Pro overheats and shuts down. I don’t believe it’s an external issue because the console is clean on the inside and has enough of airflow. What will Sony probably charge to fix a console?

      • PlayStation Expert says:

        The basic repair fee is around $100, although it may vary from location to location.

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