The Playstation 4 (PS4) is so much more than just a television game console released by Sony in November, 2013. The Playstation provides a source of essential daily entertainment for its enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, like any other electronic equipment it does need maintenance and repairs from time to time. When the PS4 is not working, the withdrawal will cause an underlying sense of desperation until everyone is back in the game. Luckily, this console rates an 8 (out a possible 10) on the repair-ability scale developed by gamers and experts.
Fan noise and heating issues are some of the few repairs that should be handled by a PS4 repair professional.
If you are having problems with the disc auto feed, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port or similar issues, there are inexpensive ways to solve the dilemma.
If you are even a little tech savvy, browse the numerous professional websites devoted to advice and step-by- step guidance for repairing the PS4. With confidence and a little skill these tutorials make an excellent option to repair Sony’s Playstation. For example, the console turning on, then shutting down is a complaint made by around 35% of users. With help from online communities it becomes a simple repair which takes about 8 steps for resolution.
Easy to comprehend text and images with online tutorials make the process easier. The techniques found online will fix approximately 70% of consoles that have not been opened before. Video instructions for repairing PS4 are also available for purchase and will take you carefully through the process of DIY (do it yourself) PS4 repair.
Sony does provide e-support and service. Sometimes it can be as simple as shipping a DIY replacement part. Depending on the product type and issue, other scenarios may require technical assistance at your location or shipment to the Service Center. The work can be scheduled and progress tracked online. If all required parts are available, the actual work usually take around 10 days once Sony receives the item. Participating Sony Stores can arrange secure, professional packaging and handling of your PS4. The company does not usually cover charges for inbound shipping to the Center, however, outbound shipping back to you may be covered under warranty. A copy of the original sales slip is requested with each order. Be sure to review warranty and service plan information before committing to the transaction, repair of cosmetic or physical damage is not an option under standard warranty contracts.
A local electronic business familiar with the technology needed to repair a Sony Playstation may be a better option. Most offer free estimates of parts and labor costs, same day repairs whenever possible, and convenient, affordable mail-in options. The location may also be able to provide initial set up help, diagnostics services, and a reasonable warranty period on any work that is done. That is exactly what Scorpion Computers in Philadelphia is offering to their clients.
Whatever the problem is with your PS4, make sure to get that estimate before committing. Compare the charges to fix your equipment to the cost of replacement. Most shipping and repair costs estimates are between $100 to $150, much lower than buying a new model.
Another suggestion is doing thorough research on how to make an exchange, several large chain stores offer this option under certain conditions.