Part of the problem with gaming consoles is that they rely on electrical power to work properly. Sounds strange, when it’s put that way. Probably because you don’t really think about electrical power when it comes to gaming consoles until there’s a problem with, well, electrical power. We’re so used to simply plugging them in and they work until we plug them in and they don’t work. Or, they don’t work the way they’re supposed to.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, power supply problems aren’t a unique problem for gaming consoles. Like display problems and HDMI problems, power supply issues can decide to play havoc with your gaming routine without warning and the solution isn’t always a simple one you can take care of on your own. In those cases, you need professionals like the ones at 911 Phone Repair to jump in and help take care of the problem.
We’ve been providing technical repair services throughout Oklahoma for over 10 years and have over 30 years of technical repair experience. Let us answer your console power supply emergency with our quick, professional repair service.
At 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City, a passion for gaming has been extremely important as we’ve worked to establish ourselves within our community over the past decade. Why does this help set us apart? It’s common ground, a connection formed with our customers because they know we’re gamers just like them. We’ve been there and have experienced the frustration that mounts the longer your console is nothing more than a paperweight. We’ve known the feeling of having a system be, more or less, a piece of decor destined to collect dust until a staff of professional technicians sets out to provide trusted service and support.
Few things are more immediately terrifying for a gamer than the moment when nothing happens when you press the Power button. When a console refuses to power on or is unresponsive, the likely culprit is a power brick that needs replacing. Malfunctioning or broken power supply units are a relatively common issue for console owners.
While there may be a hardware malfunction or a significant issue within the internal components of the console, it’s always best to assess the power supply first. Don’t immediately panic when your console won’t power on or will, but only for a limited time before quickly shutting off again, don’t immediately panic. It doesn’t necessarily mean your device has died and gone to Console Afterlife, destined to be conscripted as a drone into the military of a future AI overlord.
They may seem overly simplistic, but there are basic steps you can quickly take to ensure nothing pedestrian might be causing the issue.
With the simplest solutions ruled out, it’s time to consider broader potential causes for power supply failure for the console. Reasons include but aren’t limited to:
One of the most important aspects of our game console repair is the 100% free diagnostic exam our experienced technicians will perform. When you bring your console in, we utilize this diagnostic exam to figure out precisely what’s causing the issue and determine the most effective and efficient solution. If it is a straightforward power supply replacement, our team will be there to walk you through the process of buying and installing a replacement unit.
When it comes to any issues you may be faced with in regards to a gaming console, the first thing you should always do is consult your manufacturer’s manual that came with the console. If you don’t have it anymore, fear not. You can almost always find a PDF copy online. You only have to know the manufacturer’s name and model (Playstation 4 versus a Playstation 4 Pro, etc) to do a quick search and it should pop up, usually on the manufacturer’s own website.
Anyway, that manual will have common problems owners may face and troubleshooting tips to try before sounding the alarm bells and making any emergency calls. To be honest, manuals are usually quite helpful, even if they don’t solve your problem.
Because they get you focused on what the exact issue is and how to go about troubleshooting it. Even if you don’t find the fix, you can often eliminate possible problems simply through trial and error. In fact, one of the first and most common troubleshooting tips you’ll try is answering the question…
Seems pretty silly, right? But that question is in the owner’s manual for a reason. Why? Because enough people thought they had problems with the power supply to their console only to discover it wasn’t plugged in. Or the power cord was damaged. Or the outlet it was plugged into wasn’t working.
It’s a simple question that leads to some simple troubleshooting. The nice thing is you’ll either figure out the problem fast or realize the problem is more complicated than originally thought.
Common console power problems include:
Of course, you’re going to make sure the console is plugged in. That doesn’t mean you don’t have an outlet problem. The best way to eliminate the outlet right away is to plug the console into another outlet, not a surge protector. If it powers up, whereas it wasn’t at the other outlet, you have an outlet problem that you or an electrician need to look at.
Another easy way to eliminate the outlet as a problem is to plug something else straight into it. If it works, the outlet’s fine.
Next, look at the cord. Look for cuts, frayed or exposed wires, or other damage like bent prongs. Anything that might look out of the ordinary or could affect the cord’s functionality should be considered damage. Even chew marks are a sign of potential damage (and other potential problems that may require the help of an exterminator).
Don’t base anything on the functionality of a surge protector. Surge protectors are great and do their jobs well. However, if they’re doing their job well, they might have sustained some damage themselves. Take the surge protector out of the equation when troubleshooting your console. Focus only on the outlet, cord, and console itself.
Which brings us to the last point. If the cord is okay and the outlet is okay, then you probably have an issue with the console itself. Basically, something internal may be damaged and some hardware either needs to be repaired or replaced. This is when you should take advantage of our free diagnostic service. Bring your console to our store in Oklahoma City and we’ll figure out your power problems right away.
In addition to receiving quality, prompt service, you also get the benefits of:
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.
When your console has suddenly decided it’s time to retire, only one team of technicians has proven capable of consistently getting you back in the game! Backed by an impressive history of happy customers and featuring A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, you can be confident that 911 Phone Repair in Oklahoma City is the right choice for your technical repair needs. 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, and Gaming Console Repair.