HDMI Port Replacement
Game Console HDMI Port Replacement
What causes the HDMI port fault?
The most common reason we come across is that the game console has been dropped or knocked while plugged in. This causes the HDMI cable to come out and physically damage the game console port. It can also happen while plugging in if the console is moved about to much. The ports are quite delicate so if the HDMI cable isn’t plugged in carefully to the game console it can cause damage. If the port doesn’t look damaged there is another part of the motherboard that could have failed. The HDMI Controller IC Chip. We can replace this also if need be.
How do we repair the game console?
To repair this fault we need to carefully strip the console down to the motherboard. From there we desolder the old HDMI port from the motherboard. The port is attached by four main holding legs that are through hole soldered and the HDMI data pins are surface mounted so it is a delicate job. Once the old port is removed, the solder pads of the logic board are inspected for damage. If the original port is really badly bent, this can cause damage to the motherboard and in some circumstances could be beyond repair although that is very rare. Once we have cleaned up the board and prepped the solder pads for the new port we solder the new HDMI port to the game console. We reassemble the console and it goes down to our testing bench where all consoles are tested for at least a few hours.
How long does it take
Depending on the game console and port type we can have it done within 24 hours!.