Sometimes, when people think of gaming console repairs, they often think of hardware repairs or software corrections. Maybe even fixes that affect connective problems. Rarely do they think about cables or the parts those cables plug into.
Because it’s a cable. If there’s a problem with a cable, you just replace it, right?
True. If it’s the problem, after all. And the manufacturer will usually recommend you check the cable first as part of any troubleshooting you’ll do.
But it can’t be the cable, right? That’s just too simple.
Simple doesn’t mean it’s not a complex fix.
That’s a fancy way of saying: you might not think it’s a problem with a cable or the cable port, but it actually is, sometimes. And if it’s the HDMI port, then you should probably bring your console in to 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City. Here, we’ll do a free, full diagnostic of your console, identify the problem with its HDMI (if there is one), and make the repairs you need fast and professionally.
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It’s basically a technical way of saying it allows for the transmission of high-quality video and audio between media devices via a cable. It’s what takes all that HD data and displays it as an HD picture and transmits it as digital audio.
So, if your console has an HDMI problem, it could be the cable or it could be the locations or ports at the ends of the HDMI cable that plug in to the console or the television or monitor.
It’s safe to assume we handle repairs for the big gaming consoles out there. Those, of course, are:
But if you’ve got other gaming consoles not listed here or are unsure whether we service them or not because of their age, contact us. It never hurts to ask and if we don’t have the solution you’re hoping for, we’ll at least have recommendations.
For the number one choice for console repair in Oklahoma City, look no further than 911 Phone Service. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and over ten years of consistently satisfied customers, 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma is trusted to deliver many electronic repair services:
When it comes to the wide variety of specific repairs that consoles can require, our technicians bring extensive experience and training to the table, ensuring they have the skills to deliver the quality repairs you’re looking for! You want to trust your system to the right professionals, and with our staff, you can. The consequences of ineffective or inaccurate service can be damming. When you turn to the reliable technicians at 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City, you’ll join a community of gamers who’ve returned to gaming with limited delay thanks to our lightning fast – but effective – console repair. Our console repair services include the Xbox One and PlayStation 5 systems, as well as previous generations of those consoles.
Game consoles are similar to all electronic devices in one specific detail: there are common issues and standard approaches to fixing them. A faulty HDMI port is one of the most common issues that game consoles deal with. As a gamer, you know all too well the frustration that can mount with a faulty HDMI port. Picture distortion, sound issues, and more can result from damaged or bent HDMI ports.
We’re familiar with this repair at 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City! You can be confident knowing the professional technicians on our staff can seamlessly replace the HDMI port on your console with a new one. Just like that, and you’re good to go. Our goal is to provide quick, reliable repair services to guarantee you return to gaming pronto. We keep all the most popular HDMI ports in stock, so we can usually complete the repair immediately.
The Xbox Series X/S consoles are one of the past decade’s most successful video game systems. It’s no surprise that our staff knows their way around common repair issues. In addition to damaged or bent HDMI ports, the repair technicians at 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City routinely address:
Visit the Xbox repair professionals at 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City for quick, quality Xbox Series X/S repairs.
Similar to the Xbox Series X/S, the HDMI port is a common concern on the PS4 and PS5 game consoles. As integral as these ports are to proper console operation, they are susceptible to sustaining damage.
Outside of obvious physical damage, such as a crooked port or bent and missing pins inside the port itself, there are additional signs of a malfunctioning HDMI port. These include the White Light of Death: despite the console powering up and the white light turning on, no picture appears on the TV.
Ultimately, a full replacement is the only permanent fix for a bad HDMI port. Thankfully, the extensive inventory of replacement parts that 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City features ensures your system will be up and running with minimal delay.
If you’re not dealing with a broken screen for a portable gaming console and your monitor or TV is working fine with other devices, then it’s time to look at your cables and see if they’re the source of your display problems.
The main cable you’re going to inspect, of course, is the HDMI cable that runs from your console directly to your TV or monitor (this assumes the console you’re using isn’t older and using something other than an HDMI).
HDMI cable problems come with a variety of symptoms that include:
If you’re experiencing any of these, you may have a cable issue. The main thing you’re looking for is signs of damage. This can include splits, abrasion, or even signs of chewing. Other areas to inspect for damage include the pins in the connectors themselves. These can easily bend or break through heavy use.
If there is damage, remove the cable and try a different HDMI cable you know works with another device. If the display problem is corrected, then you know it was the cable.
Even if there aren’t signs of damage, it never hurts to try a different cable you know is functional. This helps ensure the cable isn’t the problem and something else is.
After eliminating the cable, the next likely place to check is the HDMI port on the console. The symptoms of port issues will be similar to issues with a bad cable. The only real difference is you’ve established that the cable is okay, which leads to the ports as the next potential problem spot.
The port could be loose or damaged. It could be repairable or simply needs to be replaced. Either way, you should bring it to our store in Oklahoma City for a free diagnosis.
Hey, we get it. Your console is having issues and you have no idea what it might be. Maybe they’re HDMI related, maybe they’re not. Maybe you don’t even know what HDMI is used for other than it’s a cable that plugs into the TV and consoles. That’s okay and that’s why you’re here reading this, after all.
This is why we recommend bringing your console in for a free diagnostic test. It might be something easy, but it might not be. Let us figure the problem out for you and save you a ton of frustration.
In addition to receiving quality, prompt service, you also get the benefits of:
With all of this added together, you can relax knowing your device is in good hands. 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City has over 10 years of providing technical services throughout Oklahoma and over 30 years of technical repair experience.
911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City is more than just technical repair services – we’re a part of our community. Gamers like our customers. Way too invested in our smartphones. Technology has been integrated thoroughly into our daily lives as it has yours. With that in mind, we’re proud to utilize our expertise and training to provide quality repairs at reasonable prices. Our professional technicians are committed to ensuring every customer we serve has the best experience possible.
If your game console is out of action due to a damaged or bent HDMI port, bring it in and let us take a look. We’ll provide a 100% free diagnostic exam, discuss the issue(s) and repair process with you, and never pressure you to make a decision before you’re comfortable with the choice.
Our services are not only limited to console repair but also offer repair services for various products which includes but not limited to: Apple Watch Repair, Android Repair, iPad Repair, iPhone Repair, Samsung Phone Repair, Tablet Repair, Xbox Repair, Playstation Repair, Nintendo Switch Repair, Console Display Repair, Console Power Supply Repair and Gaming Console Repair.