How to Get Your PS4 Repaired
If your PS4 is broken you are probably looking for a way to get it working again. There are three main options for having your game console repaired:
- Warranty Repairs
- DIY Fixes
- Independent Repair Shops
While each of these options is great for specific situations, they are not necessarily good options in every case. Let's take a look at each so you can decide which works best for your situation.
Warranty repair is by far the best option in most cases if your console is fairly new. Most retailers offer 90 day to 1-year warranties and/or exchanges so you can usually just take it back for an exchange if there is a problem soon after you purchase it.
Sony normally offers a 1-year warranty for all of their game consoles. This warranty is good for most things that go wrong with your PS4 but keep in mind that this would not cover things like drops, liquid spills, and bug infested consoles.
If your broken PS4 is less than one year old, sending it to the manufacturer for repairs or exchanging it at the store where you purchased it from is definitely the best option. That's one reason it's really important to keep the receipt when you purchase your console as stores will usually not exchange it unless you can prove that you bought it there.
If your PS4 is older than one year and you are handy with tools, small parts, and electronics then you may be able to fix your console yourself. The key here is being realistic and honest with yourself with your skills and abilities. If you aren't experienced with electronics and tools then you'll likely end up breaking it more, causing more damage and costing more money to fix when you send it in for repairs.
There are lots of great resources for those wishing to repair their own PS4 and one of the best sources of repair info is Youtube. TronicsFix offers lots of DIY PS4 repair videos on our PS4 Repairs, Teardowns, & Testing YouTube Playlist for those wishing to repair their own device. You can also check out our entire TronicsFix YouTube Channel.
Independent Repair Shops
Independent repair shops can be a great choice for third party repairs when your broken PS4 is not under warranty and you've decided that you can't fix it yourself.
You might find a reputable electronic repair shop in your local area so that's a great place to start. There are also some companies offering mail-in repair services. If you're looking for a mail-in service, we highly recommend checking out ShaneFix.