by Fatty Tuna
Sony has reaffirmed claims that the PlayStation 3 will last at least 10 years. Comparisons have been made to the PlayStation 2 which, after 11 years on the market, is still selling millions around the world.
Up to the minute technology backs up this claim. Full HD compatible connection to the TV, up to date blue ray technology, one of the largest online communities, 3.2 GHz processor, WiFi and wireless controllers just to name a few.
However this technology does not come without its glitches. There are many known problems with the console that require repair. Firstly the YLOD, yellow light of death. This seems to be a re-occurring problem which, when you turn on the console, it shuts down immediately. On occasions the console can freeze making gaming impossible. Not accepting discs or being unable to read them is another frustrating phenomenon.
Hard disk errors, no power and no vision from the console to the TV are among other known issues requiring PS3 repairs.
Packed with so much technology some may claim that PlayStation 3 repair is a small price to pay for such an advanced console, others, who have had firsthand experience of the aforementioned, would disagree.
With the warranty only valid for one year from the date of purchase, if accompanied by the original receipt, it seems that Sony do not, in reality, have as much faith in their claims as it seems.
Even with the 10 year lifespan claim, just like the Playstation 2, it will not be long before Sony launch a new console with even more applications than its predecessor. The fans of such technology will all be hoping that Sony can iron out all the foibles so their gaming, movie watching and online applications will be a great experience unmarred by the issues that can bring a lot of animosity towards a brand.
There are many companies who now provide Playstation 3 repairs to take this frustration away from the loyal and avid users.
One such company is PS Pros that offer PS3 repairs. A spokesman from the company told us, “we run a games console repair service and many of the consoles we get in are PlayStation 3′s. It is like any piece of equipment that runs many applications; more to go wrong. Many of the issues are quick to resolve and wherever possible our aim is to return the console as quickly as possible. We operate a pick up and drop off postal service and in many cases the Playstation 3 repair is carried out in 24 hours. Anyone who is based in London benefits from a while you wait service which runs 6 days a week.
We also offer an extended warranty for between 2 to 4 years from just £24. This is very popular as many of the issues are reoccurring”.
For further information visit: www.ps-pros.co.uk
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