PS3 Repair in Auckland (YLOD, Bluray, Power etc.)

Listing #: 346777705
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Location: Mount Wellington
Auckland City
Auckland
About: PS3 YLOD repair. No fix = No fee. Can also fix other faults such as Bluray drive, Power supply and related hardware faults.
Services offered: PS3 YLOD repair, Bluray drive lens replacement and other hardware/software problems. I DON'T do any jailbreaking/modchips/custom firmware.
Areas serviced: Based in Auckland but can service nationwide­.
If your console has the infamous YLOD (yellow light of death), I can bring it back to life in just few hours, just drop it off and pick it up the same day. Not a cent needs to move until it's done, you can even request to see it working for reassurance.
If your PS3 isn't reading discs/loading slow, I can also replace the Bluray drives/lenses for any model.

The job involves not only fixing the problem but also replacing Sony's useless factory thermal compound with Arctic Silver 5 (improves heat transfer to heatsink), no-clean flux is also applied to provide the best results. I also give it a thorough clean out which is important because the more dust there is, the more likely the console is to overheat and cause the YLOD.

WHAT IS THE YLOD? Under the chips there are many balls of solder which transfer data from the chips to the motherboard. The problem affecting the console is that the lead-free solder on the under side of the GPU (Graphics processing chip) and the CPU (Cell processor) is disconnecting over time from the motherboard. As the board of the console heats up when working, the solder joints expand. When the console is switched off the solder cools and contracts, if it cools down too quickly after a long gaming session, it's more likely to crack. The main reason for this is that the solder is lead-free which is more prone to cracking and that's when you'll meet that yellow eyed bastard.

So why are Sony using lead-free solder in their consoles? The European Union, a political and economic union of 27 countries, banned the importation of electronics containing lead in 2006, which has caused most electronics manufacturers to switch to lead free solder in their products.

Cost:
$120 YLOD repair for "fat" 40/60/80gb consoles.
$100 Bluray replacement for all console models.

Drop off and pick up is in Auckland but it can also be couriered at the buyer's expense.

This was the first PS3 repair service listed on trademe since late 2010.

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Victor did a great job fixing my PS3. Thanks
gvoi003 (36 36 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2017  Mon 11 Dec
Awesome result with both PS3's. Victor was great to communicate with and I dropped them off and 6 hours later, they were fixed. Would highly recommend
cookie49a (27 27 positive feedback)  Thu 10 Aug
Great Fix. Thanks
uncle_benny (210 210 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2016  Mon 31 Jul
Brilliant service - really easy to deal with, very quick repair. Will definitely keep your email address for future work. Thanks again!
treadbrook (298 298 positive feedback)  Tue 11 Apr
Great service. PS3 repaired and he even added some movies and upgrades because the repair took longer than anticipated. Highly recommend. Thanks Victor!
mikefeao (3 3 positive feedback)  Wed 25 Jan
Great service - Highly recommended repairer. Our PS3 is now ready for XMAS holidays......
jacob2b (25 25 positive feedback)  Tue 29 Nov
My ps3 just stopped working. He fixed it with no problems re occurring. I would definately recommend his service.
brendonbeck (279 279 positive feedback)  Tue 25 Oct
Sorted my PS3 that my toddler loaded 3discs into! Thanks!
scottpig (256 256 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2017  Thu 23 Jun
Excellent service! Was awesome working with him and had excellent communication. If you're looking to fix your playstation definitely go for this guy!!!! :)
smile_1459 (24 24 positive feedback)  Sat 28 May
Awesome service. Very happy with the repair. Victor is very professional and super friendly guy. Highly recommend his service to all who need their PS repaired. Much cheaper than buying a new one... Thanks Victor.
glcarelse (197 197 positive feedback)  Sun 13 Mar
AWESOME service.. knew exactly what was wrong with my old PS3 and unfortunately couldn't fix, coz it's totally dead! It had a game stuck in it, and he still took it apart, got the game out for me and handed it back WITH NO CHARGE!! You're awesome dude. Don't go anywhere else! This is the guy..
robertolucci (169 169 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2016  Wed 09 Mar
Fixed quickly and responded fast, all you could want in a repair job. 100% would recommend.
jenky52 (20 20 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2016  Sat 05 Mar
Fixed YLOD and cleaned out all the dust, working great again now. Thank you.
paul1 (57 57 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2016  Wed 10 Feb
Fixed my drive mechanism on my old style PS3. An excellent job and great service. Definitely recommend!
kepler (422 422 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2017  Fri 22 Jan
Appreciate your quick response and repair..highly recommended!
kaijusan (112 112 positive feedback)  Wed 06 Jan
Thanks so much Victor. Difficult repair done well and good communication.
rijan (11 11 positive feedback)  Wed 06 Jan
A+++. Highly recommend. A+++ Faulty PS3 defiantly send to Victor. Had faulty PSU. All working perfectly now. Fast and efficient service. Dropped off and picked up same day. Thanks Victor will defiantly be in touch if I ever have any issues with my machines.
jazstar17 (83 83 positive feedback)  Tue 22 Dec
Thank you so much for the amazing service that you had done for me. Extremely pleased with the outcome. Prompt contact and fast to deal with. Very honest and reliable. Will keep in touch if anymore of my things needs fixing. Thank you so much again Victor, have passed your number on and recommend you highly! :)
leafymoo22 (40 40 positive feedback) Address Verified Sep 2017  Thu 17 Dec
Great Fast service all fixed and working well All good thanks
bartman5 (1202 1202 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2016  Sat 28 Nov
Fantastic service, very pleased with the repair. Would highly recommend.
kiwiboardernz (28 28 positive feedback)  Wed 11 Nov
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