Let's face it. The hard drives Sony and Microsoft put in the PS4 and Xbox One are bad. They are so slow and with games getting larger and larger 500GB no longer holds enough games. We can professionally install a superfast SSD or SSHD for a lot more speed. Load times and install times will all get better. We can even transfer your data if you old drive still works. If you console is loading extra slow your hard drive may already be starting to fail, and now is a good time for an upgrade before you lose all of your data. Contact us for more details if you have any questions about your Xbox One or Playstation 4!
We have been repairing Nintendo Switch consoles since shortly after they came out. While fun devices they are prone to many issues. One of the most common issues is not charging or powering up. The charge port can be damaged as well as the internal charging circuitry. Several chips handle charging as the main battery and both joycon batteries all need charging. This can happen from rough handling when inserting the charge cable or putting it in the dock. It can also be caused by using after market chargers not from Nintendo that can allow for too much power to flow through and burn out the charging chips.
Other issues can include cracked screen and bad touchscreens. Sitting on them or dropping them are common causes. Sometimes the entire case can become bent. We also can address issues with the games not reading, and memory cards not recognizing.
Switches can also overheat if they have the fan go out or get too dirty internally. We have also seen speakers fail, the audio jacks go out, and sometimes they can no longer sync with joycons. Even if your Switch has been doused in water we can also have a good chance of repairing it especially if you get it to us quickly. If battery life is a problem we are also able to replace the internal battery to extend play back to normal.
We also are able to repair the pesky joycons. They can have the sticks drift and any of the buttons fail. Also they can stop connecting to the Switch and their batteries can start to wear out. Please contact us and check out our pricing for repairs. We are located in Central Austin of Guadalupe Street and are the only full service game console repair shop in Austin!
There is still time to get game console repaired before Christmas! We will be open Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas! We repair Xboxes, Playstations, and Nintendos including the Switch as well as controllers and gaming PCs!
Wii U gamepads have it rough as you can see above. They get dropped, stepped on, sat upon, thrown, and run over. We can almost always fix them. From cracked screens, to none responsive screens, bad sticks or buttons. Check out our Wii U repair page for the latest pricing.
With new LCD this Wii U gamepad was back to like new!
Playstation 4s have proven to be prone to broken HDMI ports. For years we have been doing repairs, and recently we have been getting more and more. If your port is physically damaged we can almost always fix them. Sometime they are pushed far back into the chassis of the PS4, and traces can be damaged which is more difficult. We offer a 180 day warranty on all HDMI repairs, and can do it on any PS4 including the Slim and Pro models. Check out our latest pricing on our Playstation 4 repair page, and keep in mind no one else in Austin has the skill to do this repair properly.
We can fix any controller we can get the parts for. We do all repairs in house. Our most common current repairs include Nintendo Switch Joycons, Xbox One regular and Elite controllers, and PS4 controllers. We also fix 360 controllers, PS3 controllers, and we can fix older controllers as well as joysticks or fight sticks. We accept drop offs in store for repair, or you can mail in your controller for repair.
Once you buy the repair then simply ship it in to us at Game Republik 3915 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78751. Be sure to include a piece of paper with your name, email, telephone number, and a thorough description of your controllers problem. Yes, you can send more than one controller at a time. If you have large quantities then talk to us about a discount. Please click below on the controller you have to purchase a repair for mail in, and then send it our way. We recommend USPS first class package or 2 day priority mail. If you have any questions please call us at 512.459.2244 or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
Xbox One Controller Repair $30
Xbox One Elite Controller Repair $50-60 V2 $50-$70
Playstation 4 Controller Repair $30
Nintendo Switch Joycons $25
Nintendo Switch Lite Joycons Left $60 right $80
This is a batch of repairs we did with various issues. By far drifting is the most common problem.
A closer view of a couple of our repairs.
The new Xbox One Elite controller version 2 is already coming through our shop, and we can repair most issues. Drift and bumpers are the usual problems.
We are getting more and more Xbox One controllers in for repair. We can fix almost anything from bad sticks to buttons. Most repairs are around $30.
Check out some of our bulk controller repair!
Game Republik is your source in Austin for game controller repairs. We have recently been on a tear for Xbox 360 controller repairs, but we also fix controllers for Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Wii U game pads. Don't forget fight sticks as we can fix those as well so long as we can find the parts. Most controller repairs are between $20 and $30. Joystick repairs depend fully on part cost, as do Wii U gamepad repairs which range between $40 and $80. Either way they are much cheaper than new sticks and gamepads. Check out some of our repairs from the past week.
We fixed the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 controller for a client, and this Halo 4 controller we repaired for sale so you can pick it up now if you like.
The Halo 4 controller has the unique white PCB which really makes it stand out with the see through shell.
Lastly we have a classic black Xbox 360 controller that needed a new stick. Once repaired they are just like new again!
We always have an assortment of game consoles for sale. From Playstation 4s, to 3DS, Wiis, Xbox 360s, and more. Sometimes we even have older consoles like Playstation 2s, DS Lites, Xbox originals, and Game Cubes. Every console comes with at least a 90 day warranty, and unlike other places if it breaks we fix it quick! Call in or come by to check out our latest inventory.
While they have not yet reached the level of Playstation 4 repairs, more and more Xbox Ones are starting to coming in. We can fix almost any Xbox One probaby, and way faster than sending it in to Microsoft. You can get more information here on our Xbox One repair page. This One below we just fixed for a blu ray drive issue, and now it is reading like new!
The volume of Playstation 4 repairs continues to rise as we near 1 year since release. We can fix drive calibration issues, hard drive issues, upgrade hard drives, fix disc read errors, no power issues, and more! Check out our Playstation 4 repair page for the latest pricing. Parts are scarce so pricing can vary.
Here is the inside of the Playstation 4 if you have ever wondered what it looks like. This one had a drive issue we promptly repaired.
Here it is back together and reading games again!
Not everyone knows it, but we can replace the battery in your Gameboy game, or Nintendo NES game, or whatever Nintendo game has a bad battery. The cost is usually $10. We use better batteries than what they came with whenever we can.