At Tech Device Repair we have repaired all the Blue light of death issues. The BLOD is also known as the worst type of error you can get on the PS4, Usually it means that you only see a blue light, no video, no audio, sometimes the blue light comes and goes, sometimes it dies. Whether the blue light bar is constant or the blue light comes on for a second and turns off, Most people label the issue as BLOD. If you have experienced a constant or temporary blue light of death issue you are in luck becuase we have studied the issues and are able to repair most of them. Keep reading to find out more about the issue.
Types of BLOD
There are 3 major types of BLOD and we will explore them more in detail.
Type I ( instant shutdown )
When you experience a BLOD where the light bar turns blue for a fraction of a second and then goes away, you are experiencing a no power type of BLOD. The no power BLOD can be caused by various things. The power supply, the motherboard main chip APU, or secondary and ternary chips on the board that have died and shorted out. This could also mean that fuses have blown and other major power components went bad. Repair-ability about 80%! due to the large amount of chips on the board some PlayStation's will just be too time consuming to locate the fault. No worries however we have figured out most of these issues!
Type II ( blue light 1-5 seconds )
This issue is a very common issue when it comes to updating your system and a sudden shut down. or other factors that can corrupt the software written on the internals of the board. This issue is detailed in our YouTube channel and we are slowly learning more and more about the encryption of the system. it is a very difficult one however to recover from. Repair-ability about 50%. why so? Well the issue with a system that has written encrypted data first needs to be decrypted then to fix and re encrypted. unfortunately we do not have the means to encrypt the software as Sony does not let that information out to repair shops. So we are stuck repairing the easier issues of incorrect/misplaced data, as we can move it around to the locations they need to be in order to get the BLOD repaired.
Type III ( constant blue light )
This one is the more common of all the issues when it comes to the BLOD. this is a design flaw of the system that we have detected and we are able to repair! still not at a 100% but pretty much close to it. due to the difficulty of such a repair to the constant blue light. human error can occur and other factors can hinder the repair. That's why we give this repair a 95% Repair-ability rating. There are a few chips that can have an issue where it makes your system constantly blue light with no sight of an end or a white bar. Even during this state you can not press the power button to shut it down! We have studied this issue and have specialized equipment to try to recover from it! The equipment ranges from a few thousand to tens of thousands and hence why we have such great repair rates.
Is your PS4 experiencing the Blue Light of Death?
Consider these few tips to get your PS4 repaired.
Tips on how to find out if your console is repairable from the BLOD (TYPE I & III) plague...
- Turn off your PS4
- Wait a few seconds..
- Tap 2 tough taps on the top middle of your PS4
- Say what!!? the PS4 is no longer blue light of death??
- wrong. it is.. it will just turn on a few times and crash
Do not do this more than once!
There is also another BLOD trick to know if your system can be repaired. If you have ever done the "Washer Method" and got your system to work for an hour, day, week, or even a month then it died again. then you have a chance of getting a repair, however, prolonged usage of the washers might cause permanent damage to your board causing it to be un-repairable professionally by our techniques and machinery. The washer method is basically adding pressure on the APU to regain a temporary connection of the BGA on the chip.
So what now?
If you have successfully went ahead and got the blue light temporarily fixed.. then no worries we can permanently fix your machine using the latest and greatest of motherboard re-manufacturing machines. This fix is actually a very specific repair, which requires a reflow or a reballing of the system. At TDR we will be reballing each individual one upon request.
When a system is reballed we do not lose your data. however it is not guaranteed, you might have corrupted the data while trying out a few things, or the data could have been corrupted when the PS4 crashed the final time. In either case this is repairable, and we have a 99% success rate on all data issues when it comes to a BLOD.
- Constant Blue Light
- Blue light comes on once and goes off
- No video and light keeps blinking
Some people in the industry have argued that the blue light of death can be repaired by simply using a bunch of washers and tightening them. whilst that may work for an hour a day 2 or some rare cases a few months. the temporary rigging to the PlayStation will cause undo-able damage when it comes to the time of trying to repair your PlayStation.
Here is why..
What happens is that the APU of the PS4 separates from the motherboard by a fracture hairline tear invisible tot he naked eye. this causes some time touching or no touch of material breaking conductivity. In this case we will need to re solder the entire chip back on... The only reason a washer method will harm you is that you start to deform the chip and the motherboard as well as the solder joints causing warping to you hardware. When it comes time to melt everything and put it back together ... the chip and the motherboard might not fit properly and so you might have caused your self what we call, an eternal BLOD ...
Where can you get the PlayStation 4 BLOD issue repaired?
You came to the right place! right here at TDR we specialize in some of the most advanced techniques required to repair BGA, that is what the APU on the PS4 is. and is definitely not something not worth mentioning. Not many can touch it and most repair experts in gaming consoles stay away from it. They all come to TDR for this. Request a repair quote below.
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if you have no video and light goes to White.. then you have the White Light of Death Issue... And is repairable.