If your PS4 console has a blue light across the top, or at the power button, and gives you no picture on the screen.
This is also known as the blue light of death or BLOD for short.
This is a very common problem with the PS4 consoles, and was even a problems with the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles too.
The reason you get the blue light of death on the PS4 consoles is because the main processor has a fault.
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Can the PS4 Blue Light Of Death be repaired?
Yes it can be repaired and there is a 85% success rate on the repair, as long as you take it to someone that has the experience firstly and secondly the proper equipment to do the repair.
There are repair companies out there that use paint stripper heat guns to repair the Blue Light of Death, this will damage your PS4 main board and the main processor to the extent, where it will never be able to be repaired again.
Be very careful where you take your PS4 blue light repairs.
We have a proper re-work machine that we use to redo the main processors, it controls the heat that goes into the main board and main processor so it doesn’t get damaged.
Why does my PS4 give the Blue Light of Death problem?
One of the main reasons is that the PS4 consoles don’t get serviced at least once a year.
If you don’t service your PS4 console once a year, there is so much dust build up, that the PS4 starts getting to hot, and doesn’t cool down properly.
If the PS4 get to hot, the solder balls under the main processor that connects to the main board start forming crack, just like the picture below.
The cracks main happen from all the heating an cool of the PS4, but if it gets too hot, then the cracks can happen much faster and more often.
Here’s an example of how much dust a PS4 console can suck in within a year or two.
With this amount of dust caught up in the heat sink vents, it will cause damage to the PS4 console and eventually the PS4 will give you the Blue Light of Death or something else will fail.
PS4 Blue Light of Death Repair cost
The cost to repair the PS4 Blue Light of Death problem will be from R950.00, this includes the labour and parts needed to do the repair.
How long does the PS4 blue light problem take to repair?
The blue light repair takes about a day to do, all our repairs usually take between 1 hour and 7 working days.
It all depends on how busy we are at the time of booking in your repair, and how many other repairs are in the queue before yours.
Can I get the BLOD done under warranty?
Here in South Africa they cannot repair any PlayStation gaming consoles, they will swap it our for you with a refurbished PS4 consoles.
As long as it’s still under the 1 year warranty.
Please keep in mind:
- You will lose all the data on the hard drive.
- The refurbished one only comes with a 3 month warranty, you will lose the balance of the warranty you have on your PS4 right now.
- Make sure the hard drive in your PS4 is properly formatted, as you might have credit or debit card details on your current PS4 consoles hard drive?
To start the process to get a refurbished PS4 consoles, click here.
Let’s fix the PS4 Blue Light of Death problem for you.
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