Last updated: 2015-09-15

With over Eight Years of Specialized PS3 Repair Experience and our state-of-the-art workshop, we can fix almost any problem the PS3 Console can have, with us you are rest assured to receive the absolute best in PS3 Console Repair Services.

Why Choose Us?

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Free Quotations – “NO Bench Fees, NO Diagnostic Fees”.

Free Pick-Up & Delivery Service in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.
Pick-Up & Delivery Service in the Western Cape and Across South Africa.
UP to 3 Months Warranty!
Top Quality Repair Parts and Servicing Equipment.
Turn Around Time = 2 to 10 working days.



:: PS3 Console Repair Services ::



ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Not Reading Disks, Lens/Laser Fault :: R800

The Problem:  PS3 Games, Blu-ray movies and/or DVD movies are not loading or recognised when inserted, disk reading error is displayed, freezing during play or stuttering. Any of these symptoms all point to faults with the Blu-ray Lens/Laser.

Our Solution: The Faulty Blu-ray Lens will be replaced using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Hard Drive Storage Upgrade | 500GB, 1TB or 2TB :: Request a Quote

The Problem:  You have run out of space on your current Hard Drive and are not able to install new games or download new content. Your existing hard drive will need to be replaced with a larger one.

Our Solution: We backup the data on your existing hard drive and then transfer it safely into the new larger hard drive.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) :: R800

The Problem:  You power on the PS3 Console, the console attempts to start up for about 2-10 seconds, then the PS3 Console beeps 3 times shortly after briefly flashing a faint yellow light, the console then continues to flash a red light. No display is sent to the T.V.

Our Solution: We identify and repair the components within the thermal control system that created the thermal conditions that caused the YLOD, included in this service is our Fan Controller Upgrade. We also backup the data on your existing hard drive so NO DATA (game saves, installs, movies, music etc.) is lost.

  • Warranty Cover of 2 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | YLOD – PLUS! (All-In-One Thermal Retrofit) :: R1,200

The Problem:  You have had repeated recurrences of the dreaded YLOD error and are beginning to doubt the existence of a durable or permanent fix. A recap the YLOD error; You power on the PS3 Console, the console attempts to start up for about 2-10 seconds, then the PS3 Console beeps 3 times shortly after briefly flashing a faint yellow light, the console then continues to flash a red light. No display is sent to the T.V.

Our Solution: We offer the Ultimate Service for the dreaded YLOD error. The All-In-One Thermal Retrofit is a combination of our (1.) Yellow Light Of Death, (2.) BGA Reball, (3.) Fan Controller Upgrade and (4.) Ventilation Modification Fixes. The combination of all these services results in the complete overhaul of the Thermal Control System providing you with the most cost effective and reliable fix you can find. We also backup the data on your existing hard drive so NO DATA (game saves, installs, movies, music etc.) is lost.

  • Warranty Cover of 6 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Jammed / Jamming Disk Drive – Not accepting or ejecting disks :: R700

The Problem:  The PS3 no longer lets disks in or out and the disk drive is Jammed. Jamming can be caused by inserting multiple disks or foreign objects into the drive, Jamming can also be caused by a fall or an improper reassembly of the drive by a novice.

Our Solution: Repair or replacement of the faulty drive or drive mechanism using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Loud and Noisy Fan :: R900

The Problem:  After a few minutes of turning on your PS3 the fan steadily gets louder up until the sound becomes unbearably noisy. You may get an overheating warning message and your console may eventually turn itself off automatically as a result of overheating.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using high quality replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Overheating and Turning Off :: R900

The Problem:  After a few minutes of turning on your PS3 you may get an overheating warning message but the PS3’s fan DOES NOT get louder. Your console may eventually turn itself off automatically as a result of overheating.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using high quality replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Dead / NO Power / Turning Off :: R900

The Problem:  The PS3 is completely dead with no signs it is getting power, in some other cases the console powers on but then randomly completely turns off on its own immediately or within an hour.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Fan Replacement / Upgrade :: R500

The Problem:  You power on the PS3 but don’t hear the sound or feel the vibration of the Fan, minutes after you then get an overheating warning message. Your console may eventually turn itself off automatically as a result of overheating.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the Fan using an original replacement in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Hard Disk/Drive Repair or Replacement :: Request a Quote

The Problem:  You power on the PS3 but your TV displays a “Cannot Start. The correct hard disk was not found. / Cannot Start. The appropriate system storage was not found.” error message instead of the PlayStation dashboard after a few minutes. You aren’t able to complete a system restore of your hard disk without the process stopping at certain percentages. The console is stuck in an update loop or may have a BLACK screen when powered on.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. Where possible We also backup the data on your existing hard drive so NO DATA (game saves, installs, movies, music etc.) is lost. It cannot be guaranteed that a complete data loss will not occur as part of the repair process if the hard disk cannot be backed up and restored.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | HDMI or AV Ports Replacement :: R900

The Problem:  You accidentally drop your PS3 while its connected to the TV resulting in a mechanical damage to the HDMI or AV ports. Damage can also result from basic wear and tear of the ports.

Our Solution: We first remove the faulty or damaged HDMI or AV ports port/socket, we then replace the faulty port/socket using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

Note:  Since damage can occur within the HDMI or AV cables during the accident, we strongly advise you replace the HDMI or AV cables after repairs are completed. If the HDMI or AV port is physically damaged again during the warranty period you will be charged again as a new repair.


ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | HDMI IC Replacement :: R900

The Problem:  Your PS3 repeatedly fails to connect via the HDMI port, in some situations the HDMI port will transmit visuals to the TV but fail after a few minutes, in other situations the TV will only flicker briefly, while in most situations the HDMI will simply not output any visuals whatsoever to the TV. Typically the AV port continues to work without interruption even when the damaged HDMI IC prevents the HDMI port from outputting any visuals. Visual examination of the HDMI port shows no mechanical damage.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | No Wifi and/or Bluetooth :: R700

The Problem:  Your PS3 refuses to connect wirelessly to your Controllers, your console may also refuse to connect to the Internet via Wifi.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Fan Controller Upgrade :: R500

The Problem:  Your console has shown signs of overheating or in other cases might have even been repaired from a YLOD or Overheating state but still overheats occasionally.

Our Solution: We perform a modification to the Cooling Fan to help reduce the operating temperature of the PS3 thereby putting a stop to the overheating.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Fan Controller Upgrade + Ventilation Modification :: R800

The Problem:  Your console has shown signs of overheating or in other cases might have even been repaired from a YLOD or Overheating state but still overheats occasionally.

Our Solution: We perform a modification to the Cooling Fan to help reduce the operating temperature, we also drill strategic holes to improve the overall ventilation within the PS3 further reducing the operating temperature of the PS3. Both modifications puts a stop to the overheating.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | Fan Ventilation Modification :: R500

The Problem:  Your console has shown signs of overheating or in other cases might have even been repaired from a YLOD or Overheating state but still overheats occasionally.

Our Solution: We drill strategic holes to improve the overall ventilation within the PS3. This helps to reduce the operating temperature of the PS3.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | BGA Reball an Existing RSX (Graphics Chip) or CPU :: R1,000

The Problem:  You have had repeated recurrences of the dreaded YLOD error and are beginning to doubt the existence of a durable or permanent fix. After having your PS3 reflowed several times you are looking for a more durable or permanent fix.

Our Solution: We offer a premium BGA reballing service for either the RSX (Graphics Chip) or CPU chips. Note that reballing in itself does not rectify the root cause of the YLOD or Overheating related faults, this service is simply designed to undo the damage done to the BGA solder balls by repeated unsuccessful reflow attempts. Included in this service is our Fan Controller Upgrade. We also backup the data on your existing hard drive so NO DATA (game saves, installs, movies, music etc.) is lost. For an Ultimate Service to the dreaded YLOD error we recommend The All-In-One Thermal Retrofit service.

  • Warranty Cover of 2 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | RSX (Graphics Chip) Replacement :: R1,200

The Problem:  Your RSX (Graphics Chip) has been diagnosed as faulty and needs to be replaced. Damage could have been triggered by repeated Overheating of the chip or an unsuccessful YLOD repair attempt.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. Included in this service is our Fan Controller Upgrade. We also backup the data on your existing hard drive so NO DATA (game saves, installs, movies, music etc.) is lost. For an Ultimate Service to the dreaded YLOD error we recommend The All-In-One Thermal Retrofit service.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | BluRay Drive Replacement :: R1,200

The Problem:  Your BluRay Drive has sustained serious mechanical damage and needs to be completely replaced. You have your Drive Board / Logic PCB intact.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the BluRay Drive using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

ps3_full_art_1 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Repairs | BluRay Drive Board Replacement and Remarrying :: R1,200

The Problem:  Your Drive Board / Logic PCB originally paired to your PS3 has gotten damaged.

Our Solution: We repair or replace the faulty components using original replacement parts in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Warranty Cover of 3 Months.

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A highly recommended professional service. My 40GB PS3 console was plagued by a persistent overheating problem caused by the temp sensor. After numero

Jul 13, 2012 by Rae Finkelstein
City: Cape Town 

A highly recommended professional service. My 40GB PS3 console was plagued by a persistent overheating problem caused by the temp sensor. After numerous failed repair attempts by other repair shops I came to Console Extreme.After a few days later my console was returned to me in perfect condition.A fan which once sounded like a jet engine is now super quiet.I couldn't be any more satisfied!


AWESOME SERVICE...I'm sitting in the heart of the Karoo and I got my BRICKED PS3 repaired and sorted, without even a noticing that the console was ope

Jul 06, 2012 by Brandon Carl
City: Karoo 

AWESOME SERVICE...I'm sitting in the heart of the Karoo and I got my BRICKED PS3 repaired and sorted, without even a noticing that the console was opened! and in rapid turn around time...The console didn't even get a break while it was BRICKED! LOL! Your the man Nigel! SUPER SERVICE.I don't even have to bother with any other service provider, EVER! best bit is the FREE tech support after the service and then a 3 month warranty..Now that's quality assurance and value for money...BEAT THAT SONY!


Console Extreme Protea Road, Newlands Cape Town CT, 7700 South Africa 5.0 5.0 2 2 A highly recommended professional service. My 40GB PS3 console was plagued by a persistent overheating problem caused by the temp sensor. After numerous failed repair attempts by o