Playstation repairs

Creative IT is an independent console repair centre that specialises in console repairs. We can fix any technical fault in relation to  the three Sony PlayStations consoles: PlayStation, PlayStation 2 (PS2) and PlayStation 3 (PS3). Our game console technicians also have experience in PlayStation Portable (PSP) including PSP Slim and PSP Lite.

Technical faults affecting PlayStations

Playstations, like all other game consoles, can develop technical faults, as described on many Playstation forums. Creative IT can take care of all Playstation consoles that are out of warranty. As for PS2, many users have experienced disc read error messages making it impossible for the console to read their favourite game. Many discussions have taken place regarding PS3s and the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). This happens when the console doesn't turn on and the light goes green, yellow and then starts flashing red. This fault is caused by overheating on the CPU which creates a hardware problem on the graphics chip. This affects primarily the 60 GB original console model after 18 to 24 months of use. Creative IT uses a high specs infra red BGA soldering station to heat the chip up and resolder it to the main circuit board: this is what is called a reflow. This will repair the dry joints on the console and get it in working order again. At the same time of the reflow, our technicians also carry out a proper cleaning of the cooling system in order to prevent this fault form reoccurring.Another common issue that our technicians have to deal with is a fault related to the blu-ray laser that has to be replaced.Accidental damage and cracked screen occurring on a PSP is a common occurrence. Creative IT carries out PSP repair and LCS screen replacement on the 3 repair

How to repair your PlayStation?

Creative IT offers while you wait console repair to PlayStation owners in London and surrounding areas. There is a walk-in game console service Monday to Saturday from 0900 until 1800. Our technicians will disassemble the PlayStation unit and diagnose its fault on the spot. We have an large stock inventory of Playstation parts including lasers, blu-ray lasers, hard drives and internal power supplies. This allows us to carry fast and professional repairs that carry a three month warranty. We also take the opportunity to clean the drawer mechanism and the laser while the unit is disassembled.We also sell accessories such as Playstation controllers.

For PlayStation users unable to bring their game console to our repair centre in person, we offer a collection and delivery service. The console can be collected within 24 hours and returned within 72 hours from the day it reaches our workshop.For more information about our PlayStation repair services, including lens and lasers repair, disc read error, YLOD and more, call us today 020 7237 6805 or email us at