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laser replacement repair service including collection & delivery UK - £75

PS3 Laser Replacement including Collection & Delivery UK - £75
 

 

You PACK and WRAP the console, we COLLECT. REPAIR and DELIVER it back to you.

If you are using our collection and delivery services, package your PS3 up and we will send a courier to pick it up usually on the next working day. Do not send any accessories with the PS3. We will replace the laser and send the console back to you usually within 24 hours of receiving the PS3 console.

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PS3 YLOD Yellow light of death repair - £50 + £15c&d

YLOD Repair including Collection & Delivery UK - £65
 

 

We use the latest lnfra-Red rework equipment to re flow the broken solder connections on the Playstation3. This is the only method that is considered by Sony to be the correct way to re flow the solder on a PS3.

This service is ideal for people who wish to retreive data or discs from their console. We will redo the repair if the console fails within 30 days but it is your responsibility to cover courier costs if the unit needs returning to us within this period.

The PS3 YLOD is due to poor manufacture in China and the fact that the PS3 runs at too high a temperature. To PERMANENTlY fix the problem, you would need to redesign the console.

If you have your receipt or proof of purchase then you could get your console replaced under the Sale of Goods act 1979 - PS3 Independent fault report

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Sony PS2 modchip install and Sony PS2 repair services

We are still installing modchip's into Sony PS2 and PS two game consoles.

Modbo

Sony PS2 modchip install - £40 (modbo 760 modchip) boots all backup games and DVD. 

Sony PS2 repair services - We can repair many faults on the Sony PS2, Contact Us for details.

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PS3

PS3 Repairs / Fix Services :-

We are currently carrying out PS3 / Playstation 3 Repairs, the main fault being the DVD laser fault. We are replacing the faulty PS3 laser lenses for £80. The PS3 itself suffers from design flaws on the laser that makes them prone to failure. Replacing the laser is the only way to repair the problem when the PS3 stops reading discs. You can extend the life of your laser unit by making sure that any discs you play are clean and free from scratches. The harder it is for the PS3 to read the discs, the shorter life of the laser. Backup any information you need from your Playstation 3 hard drive as in many instances we need to format the hard drive to fully test the new PS3 laser unit.

All PS3 Repairs / Playstation 3 Repairs are carried out at our electronic workshop in Oldham Manchester UK, we can fix most faults on the PS3, so contact us if you are not sure it can be repaired.

We can repair many faults on the PS3 including: control pads not functioning, games not loading and PS3 games freezing repair - PS3 blocky graphics repair - PS3 mid game freezing repair - PS3 not loading repair - PS3 no video repair - PS3 blu ray laser repair etc.

PS3 Laser Replacement - £80 (This is a very common fault) symptoms are often blu ray discs not reading. Very often music discs and standard DVD's still function in the PS3. The best way to repair this problem is to remove the PS3 Laser and replace with a new one. Some PS3 lasers are failing just out of warranty. Sony will not repair this problem for you, they will send you a replacement PS3 for £144. Not the ideal solution if you have data stored on the Hard Drive. You also do not get the same model of unit back, so you may lose some functions of the PS3 console.

PS3 Video / Power / and controller errors can all be repaired at our workshop in Oldham Manchester UK.

 

PS3 Yellow ring of death repair / fix : EXCLUSIVE

What causes the Yellow Light of Death on Sony PS3?

AS SEEN ON BBC's WATCHDOG:-

Sony claim they do not know what causes the Yellow Light of Death, well we do!

The yellow ring of death is similar to Microsoft's Xbox 360 ring of death. It is caused by overheating causing overtime fractures in the solder of the graphics and CPU chips. This in part is due to the switch in China from Leaded solder to Lead Free Solder, which fractures more easily, that in conjunction with poor manufacture results in the Yellow light of Death. The X-Ray of the PCB on TV's Watchdog program clearly shows imperfections in the solder joints on the Graphics and CPU chips on the PS3 main board.

Unlike novices - we do not use heat ovens or guns to re flow the solder.

We use the latest in Infra-Red technology.

Using this method avoids unnecessary damage to the PCB of the PS3 due to excess heat. BEWARE of anyone attempting this repair who does not have this specialist equipment. Using an Oven or similar method to heat the board on a PS3 can cause permanent damage to the Playstation3 console.

We are currently the only PS3 repair specialists in the UK that have all the necessary equipment to effect a correct repair. There are many people carrying out repairs without Infra-Red. So if you are taking a PS3 to someone to repair, ask them what equipment they have. An incorrect fix is a temporary one.

Like Xbox 360 the PS3 yellow ring of death can be repaired at our Manchester Electronic workshop. We can repair the unit using an infra-red BGA soldering station, but it is an extremely time consuming process to strip down and re flow the solder on these chips. The fix involves relfowing the solder on the main board of the PS3 and exclusive new technique that reduces the gap between these chips and the main circuit board of the PS3. Like the Xbox 360 ring of death repair, we give a three month guarantee on this repair, but have found it to last a lot longer.

If you are posting the console to us and the error reoccurs within 30 days, we will reapply the fix for you, all you need to do is pay for the courier service to get the console back to us and returned to you. Courier service to and from UK addresses is £15.

PS3 YLOD Yellow light of death repair - £50

 

If you are using our collection and delivery services, package your PS3 up and we will send a courier to pick it up usually on the next working day. Do not send any accessories with the PS3. We will repair the PS3 console and send it back to you usually within 24 hours of receiving the PS3. We guarantee the repair for 30 days but you must pay courier costs if the unit needs to be returned to us within this period.

This service is ideal for people wishing to retreive data and discs from their PS3. We advise upgrading to a PS3 slimline version, as this new console has been designed to work at a lower temperature. It is therefore less likely to develop the same problems as the larger versions of PS3.

The PS3 YLOD is due to poor manufacture in China and the fact that the PS3 runs at too high a temperature. To PERMANENTLY fix the problem, you would need to redesign the console.

Or you can have your PS3 replaced by Sony. Their current price to replace the PS3 is £128. They will not give you the same unit back, they will replace the PS3 with an refurbished one. They give a three month guarantee on the replacement PS3. If it fails after the 3-month guarantee, you will have to pay them another £128. If you want to contact sony to get your PS3 replaced:-

Sony's UK number is - 0870 599 8877.

shipping costs and the legal standpoint

Playbackups is based in Oldham North Manchester and is dedicated to the modification and repair of games consoles. All modchip installations are carried out with the latest and best modchip available for that console at the time.

Postage service is available throughout the UK with 24hour turnaround. Just add £10.00 to the PS3 console modchip / repair price for this service.

For those who are a little unsure on the legal aspects:- In the UK you are allowed to have 1 backup of every original game you own. To play this perfectly legal backup you require the installation of a Modchip, or Modified Firmware. We provide Modchip services for this purpose. On certain consoles the game region restriction is also defeated. This allows you to play legally purchased foreign games from different regions.

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