Playstation 3 repairs

Get Your PS3 Back in the Game!

We offer a range of solutions to bring your beloved PlayStation 3 back to life. Whether you’re facing the dreaded Yellow Light of Death (YLOD), struggling with disc read errors, or your console simply won’t turn on, our experienced technicians can diagnose the issue and get you back to gaming.

Playstation 3

Our PS3 Repair Services:

  • Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) or Red Light of Death Repair: £60
    Is your PS3 showing a YLOD or RLOD? Don’t panic! We’ll diagnose and fix the underlying hardware failure.
  • New Laser Replacement: £60
    Having trouble reading games? A faulty laser assembly might be the culprit. We’ll replace it for a smooth gaming experience.
  • Reball Service (inc. 1 Year Warranty & Full Service): £80
    This comprehensive service includes reballing the GPU (graphics processing unit) for long-lasting repairs and a full system cleaning for optimal performance. We also include a 1-year warranty for your peace of mind.
  • Overheating Repair: £60
    Is your PS3 overheating and making loud fan noises? We’ll thoroughly clean your system and ensure proper cooling to prevent future issues.

Additional Benefits of DEANS Computer Repairs:

  • Free Diagnosis: We’ll assess your PS3 problem free of charge and provide a transparent quote before any repairs begin.
  • Fast Turnaround: In many cases, we can complete repairs within 24 hours, especially for common fixes like HDMI port replacements.
  • Local Convenience: Our shop is located in Offerton, Stockport, perfect for walk-in repairs for customers in the area (Manchester included).
  • Expert Technicians: Our team is passionate about gaming and has the skills to handle all your PS3 repair needs.
  • No Fix No Fee: Peace of mind if your console is beyond repair.

The Yellow Light of Death (YLOD): Challenges and Post-Repair Considerations

The Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) is a dreaded sight for PS3 owners, signifying a hardware malfunction preventing the console from booting. While we offer YLOD repair services, it’s important to understand the complexities involved and potential post-repair scenarios.

Challenges of Fixing YLOD:

  • Diagnosis: YLOD can have various root causes, from overheating to failing solder joints. Accurately pinpointing the issue requires experience and proper diagnostic tools.
  • Rework Techniques: Common repair methods involve reflowing solder or reballing the GPU (graphics processing unit). These techniques demand precision and high-quality materials to ensure successful repairs.
  • Component Availability: Finding replacement parts for older PS3 models can be challenging, especially for specific motherboard revisions.

Potential Outcomes After Repair:

  • Successful Repair: In the best-case scenario, the repair completely resolves the YLOD, and your PS3 functions normally. However, long-term reliability might depend on the severity of the initial damage and the repair technique used.
  • Partial Fix: Sometimes, the repair might address the immediate YLOD issue, but underlying hardware weaknesses could still exist. This could lead to future malfunctions or reduced performance.
  • Unsuccessful Repair: In some cases, the YLOD might be too severe or the damage too extensive for repair. Additionally, complications during the repair process can lead to further problems.

DEANS Computer Repairs offers several advantages when tackling YLOD:

  • Experienced Technicians: Our team has the expertise to diagnose and attempt repairs on YLOD issues.
  • Transparent Communication: We’ll provide a clear explanation of the repair process, potential risks, and estimated costs before proceeding.
  • Free Diagnosis: Our initial assessment helps determine the feasibility of repair and allows you to make informed decisions.


Important Considerations:

  • Age of your PS3: Older consoles might be nearing the end of their natural lifespan, and repairs may not be cost-effective compared to purchasing a newer model.
  • Data Backup: Before any repair attempt, ensure you back up any critical data on your PS3, If possible.
  • Alternative Solutions: Depending on the severity of the YLOD and your budget, consider used PS3 replacements or alternative gaming options.

By understanding the complexities of YLOD repair and potential post-repair scenarios, you can make informed decisions about getting your PS3 back in action. DEANS Computer Repairs is here to help you navigate these challenges and offer the best possible solution for your gaming needs.

Restore your PS3 to its former glory and enjoy your favourite games again.

Customer FAQ: Your Console Repair Questions Answered

  • Q: How much do your repairs cost? A: We have a transparent pricing list for our standard repair services. If your console needs a more unusual fix, we’ll provide a free quote after our initial diagnosis.

  • Q: How long will it take to fix my console? A: Many common repairs can be completed within 24-48 hours. More complex issues might take longer, but we’ll always give you an estimated turnaround time when you book your repair.

  • Q: Do you offer a warranty on your repairs? A: Yes! We stand behind our work. Standard repairs come with a 6-month warranty. Some services, like reballing, may have a longer warranty period.

  • Q: I’m not local to Stockport. Can I still get my console repaired by you? A: Absolutely! We offer mail-in repair services. See our website for instructions on how to securely package and ship your console [link to instructions].

  • Q: Can you fix ps3 consoles? A: We specialize in ps3 repairs. If you have a different console, contact us with the model, and we’ll let you know if we can help.

  • Q: My console has been making weird noises. Do I need a repair? A: It’s always best to get unusual sounds or behaviour checked out. We offer free diagnostics to pinpoint any problems and let you know what needs fixing (if anything!).

Have a question not listed here? Get in touch – we’re happy to help!


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