Does PS3 Lights Fix Really Work or Is it a Scam? Here is a review of Rob Sheffield's Program:
My kids and I absolutely love our PlayStation. On Saturday morning we all just sit around and play for hours (or until Mom makes us stop), and it’s become a ritual that we all look forward to every week. Let me start by saying that I think the games, controls, and graphics that are part of the PS system are absolutely awesome, and my kids and I can’t get enough of playing them. That being said, I have to admit that the bugs in the system are quite frustrating.
After reading around online I discovered that these issues are very common, and gamers are complaining about them all over the internet. There are gamers talking about the yellow light of death, the flashing red light, and other errors that they experience with their units. The first time we ran into one of these problems (a blank red screen) I sent the unit back to the manufacturer for repairs. Little did I know it would take 5 weeks to get the unit back, and that the hard drive would be completely erased. On top of that, I learned that they use refurbished parts to repair the machines, which I wasn’t happy about at all.
PS3 Error, Take II
For the next four months our PS worked just fine and our Saturday tradition stayed intact. Then one day out of the blue the same blank red screen showed up on the unit. Needless to say I was pretty irritated at this point. PlayStations are not exactly cheap, and having the same error come up twice within a year of purchasing the unit was unacceptable to me. I initially planned on asking for a full refund or having our system replaced with a brand new unit, but I thought I’d hop back online and do a little more research.
I knew if I sent the unit back we’d probably be without it for several weeks again, and though I hesitate to admit it as a 29 year-old man, the thought of going a month or more without my PlayStation made me want to cry (the kids would be upset too).
Last Ditch Effort
I’m a fairly tech savvy guy, so I was hoping to find out if I could repair the unit myself somehow. After searching around on the internet for an hour or so I came across a course called “PS3 Lights Fix.” It was a guide written by a PS3 technician (Rob Sheffield) which apparently explained how to fix the various errors that were common to these units. This was exactly what I was looking for, so I was just thrilled when I realized something like it existed. I purchased it that night hoping I could have our PS3 ready for Saturday morning.
When I downloaded the course and started watching the videos I found out that there were more than 100 different errors that could occur in these units, and the course included instructions for fixing them all! I also learned that the repair instructions were identical to the ones actual Sony technicians use to repair their products.
The cool thing about the guide is that it wasn’t written in tech jargon that a non-technician wouldn’t understand. The instructions were written in simple, easy to understand language, and the repairs required only common tools that most people have at home. After searching through the eBook for a while I was able to find the section that dealt with the error that our machine was having. I watched the video closely and took note of every step of the repair. Now it was time to put Rob Sheffield’s guide to the test and see if it really worked. I grabbed a couple tools from the garage and sat down with the unit to make the repair.
The instructions were very specific, and everything in the unit was right where the guide said it would be. It took me about 20 minutes to finish the repair, but the real test of the program would come when I put the housing back together and powered the unit up. It was 11:00 on a Thursday night, so I was the only one up at the house at the time. I brought the unit into the dining room and hooked it up to the TV.
I actually hesitated for a second and said a brief prayer to the PS3 gods asking them to please bring the life back to my unit. I powered the unit up, and within seconds I could see that the red screen was gone and the unit was powering up like it normally did. A big smile came over my face in that moment and I realized that I enjoyed video games way too much for a guy my age. I should’ve went right to bed at that point, but I had to play a few games to make sure the repair would stick—you know, for the kid’s sake.