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PS3 and Controller repair (Dublin)

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    Registered Users Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭ steve_r


    Hi folks,

    Mate of mine not on Boards asked me to post this.

    Basically the ps3 got knocked over and the disc is stuck and the system won't turn on. I don't have much more info than that as it's not my system.

    Seperartly the d-pad on my controller is broken. I've seen Youtube videos of how to fix this but know I wouldn't be able for it myself (no tools and a lack of basic cop on :o).

    So where in Dublin would do this?

    Thanks


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  • Moved as per user's request!




  • Folks, I might just give this a little bump if that's ok?




  • Absolutely fine. I can disassemble your PS3 and remove the stuck disc if you like, but I wouldn't be able to repair any damage (such as a broken laser) or broken components if that is what's wrong with it. I'm going to be honest with you, desoldering the thumbstick component on controllers is a pain in the hole. I did the job on two of my own 360 pads and I'll not do it again if I can possibly help it, it was a labour of love.

    For the PS3 controller I'd recommend just getting a new one - the labour involved isn't worth it. For the console you could try a crowd out in Bray (Console Repairs Ireland) or GSM Solutions on Capel Street though I've not had anything repaired by either so I can't vouch for them.




  • Absolutely fine. I can disassemble your PS3 and remove the stuck disc if you like, but I wouldn't be able to repair any damage (such as a broken laser) or broken components if that is what's wrong with it. I'm going to be honest with you, desoldering the thumbstick component on controllers is a pain in the hole. I did the job on two of my own 360 pads and I'll not do it again if I can possibly help it, it was a labour of love.

    For the PS3 controller I'd recommend just getting a new one - the labour involved isn't worth it. For the console you could try a crowd out in Bray (Console Repairs Ireland) or GSM Solutions on Capel Street though I've not had anything repaired by either so I can't vouch for them.

    Thanks very much. I've passed on that info. Hopefully the console just has a stuck disk, and nothing further is wrong.

    Will just give up on the controller.




  • Just as a quick update there's a spot on Aungier Street (Fixmypc.ie) that are offering repairs to consoles. Again, just saw the shop front on a rare bus journey into town so I can't vouch for them.


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