It really sucks that your PS3 is broken. So now you are looking for a PS3 fix. Well the most obvious one is to send your console to Sony. But how much does the PS3 repair cost if you send it to Sony?
If you were to send your console to Sony, you would be charged around $150, unless your PS3 is under warranty. That’s quite steep; especially considering the cost of a new slim is around $300! There are some other disadvantages to sending your console to Sony such as having to wait up to 6 weeks to get your console returned and when you eventually get it back you’ll find that Sony has wiped the hard drive… there goes all your game saves, music, videos etc. There are some advantages to sending your console to Sony:
- The creator will be repairing your console so they should be able to solve the problem
- You get a 3 month warranty on the console after repairs
Note: If your PS3 is still under warranty, I would recommend that you send your console to Sony. If you open your PS3 you will void your warranty
The Cheaper PS3 Repair Costs Option
There is a much cheaper PS3 repair cost option: get a good repair guide and fix the PS3 yourself! There are many good repair guides out there that cost under $50 and comes with features like:
- Step by step instructions
- Pictures and videos
- Some sort of support to help you if you get stuck such as email support or a members’ area… or both
- A money back guarantee so that you can get your money back if it doesn’t work
There are other benefits to having a good repair guide. Some of them have 1 hour fixes and allow you to retain your console’s hard drive contents.
Getting a PS3 repair guide and fixing your console yourself is the cheaper repair cost option, and the fastest option to fix the PS3 for those whose warranty have expired.