Sony Playstation 3 Slim Repairs

PS3-slimSony’s smaller, lighter and supposedly better PS3 model, the Playstation 3 Slim (PS3 Slim) was released in 2009, in the 120 GB and 250 GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD) models. The PS3 Slim is a lot more affordable than the PS3, whilst still providing users with the same built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, HDMI output with 1080p support, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in web browser.

Not only does it look smaller and weigh less, it is more energy efficient- the console runs 34%-45% less power than the original PS3 whilst also running much quieter. Sony reduced the microprocessor, or RSX (graphics or GPU) chip, from 90nm to 45 and then 40nm. The cooling system was also redesigned which together with the reduced microprocessor allows for a quieter and cooler run.

This is a very important change as the previous PS3 models were plagued by the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) issue, a bi-product of accumulative overheating and poor design and manufacturing. Only time will tell if the PS3 Slim really is a better video gaming console.

The PS3 Slim console’s function is still consistent with the earlier PS3 models- it is not only a powerful gaming console providing exceptional high definition graphics, it has the ability to be a complete home media unit- PlayTV (stop pause rewind live TV), Blu-ray disc player, photo management, video editor and uploader, download and store music and videos, stream movies from a computer.

The Blu-ray lens used in the PS3 Slim is quite similar to the earlier PS3 models and hence gamers may experience their Blu-ray lens dying out after 12-24 months.

Our repair process for the Playstation 3 Slim includes extensive testing and in the case of major repairs such as the motherboard repair, also includes an internal system clean. We have skilled technicians with a background in electronics manufacturing who carry out work on all complex motherboard repairs using a professional rework station.

We use genuine parts and offer warranty on all our repairs.

REPAIRSSYMPTOMS or PROBLEMS
PS3 Slim Blu Ray Laser Replacement
  • PS3 Slim not recognising discs
  • Disc Reading Errors (DRE) >> games or Blu-ray movies not reading
  • Games or Blu-ray movies freezing
PS3 Slim Drive Repair/Replacement
  • Broken or damaged drive gears
  • Unable to eject discs or accept discs
PS3 Slim Foreign Object Retrieval (includes gear re-alignment)
  • Multiple discs, coins, playing cards etc inserted
PS3 Slim Motherboard Repair
  • Yellow Light of Death (YLOD)
  • Freezing in the XMB (XrossMediaBar) menu screen
  • Overheating
  • Really loud running fan
PS3 Slim Fan Repair/Replacement
  • Fan no longer turns on or cuts out after a period of time
PS3 Slim Hard Disc Drive
  • Corrupt data
  • HDD not being recognised
PS3 Slim Hard Disc Drive Upgrade
  • For gamers wishing to increase HDD capacity
PS3 Slim Controller Repair
  • Buttons on controller no longer work, or don’t work properly
  • Cannot connect wirelessly or via USB port

Repairs and problems are not limited to those above.
Symptoms and problems listed as examples only.

Beetronix repairs Sony PS consoles Australia-wide, so if you are in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart or Darwin, or anywhere in between, we can help you with our postal repair service.

Contact our team on 1300 887 819 or 02 8712 4972

Express Repair Service

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Postal Repair Service

Send in your device for repair from anywhere in Australia

Pick Up Service

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