The importance of cleaning and servicing your game console

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As might be obvious to some, this console came from a heavy smoker’s home.  The first picture showcases the metal frame that helps support your PS4 motherboard.  It also acts as a common ground and maintains pressure on important heat sensitive parts.  Smooth air flow and thermal regulation are two key components for a happy Playstation.  When tobacco residue and other dust/debris builds up inside a machine, it will slowly choke out the machine’s air flow and spike the internal temperature.  The tobacco residue highlights how the air flows inside the machine as well as which parts get the hottest!

The second picture below shows a bluray drive comparison (also from a PS4) from a clean home vs a smoker’s home.  The eject gears were so dirty and sticky that this PS4 was unable to receive and eject game discs.  Keep your console’s heart beat pumping for years to come by getting it serviced every 1-2 years.  Happy Gaming!

 

 

 

VideoGameRepairs vs. The Competition

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Here’s a nice visual of a PS4 HDMI port replacement that came in to our shop after having gone to a different home-based business in the city. We discovered loose pins and melted plastic on the back of this HDMI port. At Videogamerepairs, we take pride in making sure all of our repairs are of the highest professional quality and that they will last. Trust the experts to get the job done right the first time!

 

Hdmi Port PS4 repair Videogamerepairs quality work
Hdmi Port PS4 repair Videogamerepairs quality work

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Every now and then we see a console that is outside the regular scope of repairs we offer.  More common repairs include things like HDMI port replacements, maybe a little bit of nerd rage, but this one was a little bit different.  Playing vids under the soft flicker of candle light sounds like a great idea for date night… but not so much when the candle is ON the xbox one.  The candle wax melted down through the fan vents and coated the entire APU and surrounding ram chips.  Thankfully wax isn’t conductive so no permanent damage was caused! WHEW!

 

candle wax melted into xbox one motherboard
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