How to Find an Xbox Repair Provider

Breaking your Xbox can be a huge headache, and purchasing a new one will cost between $239 and $499. By choosing to repair your Xbox, you can save hundreds of dollars. However, how do you find an Xbox repair provider in your local area?

How Much Do Xbox Repairs Cost?

Although your Xbox comes with a limited warranty that will cover damage from manufacturing defects, the warranty only lasts for 12 months. So, if the damage is accidental or the warranty is expired, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for the repairs.

Microsoft offers an out-of-warranty repair service with a flat-rate fee. Here’s how much it costs if you repair your Xbox or Xbox accessories through Microsoft:

  • Xbox Series S: $199.00
  • Xbox Series X: $299.00
  • Elite Wireless Controller 2: $79.00
  • Xbox Wireless Headset Ear Cup Replacements: $10.00

However, there are a few downsides to using Microsoft's repair service. First of all, you’ll have to ship the damaged Xbox, meaning that you could be without the console for weeks until Microsoft repairs it and sends it back through the mail. Next, Microsoft’s repairs are expensive. Even if the repair is minor, they still charge a high fee of $199 to $299.

Instead of going through Microsoft for repairs, consider going to a local repair center. Local repair shops are more affordable because the price for the service is based on the specific type of damage. The average cost to repair an Xbox with updating issues is only $30. To repair an Xbox that won’t turn on, you’ll spend just over $50. Hard drive recovery will cost around $50, and a Blue-Ray drive replacement costs around $85.

Of course, the prices for local repairs vary based on your location. In general, however, you can save over $100 by working with a local repair shop instead of shipping your device to Microsoft. In addition, repair shops often take walk-in repairs and same-day appointments. You can also get your console repaired on the same day.

Finding Local Repair Providers in Your Area

Finding local repair shops is easier than shipping your device to a repair center. With a simple online search, you’ll find dozens of repair shops within easy driving distance. However, with so many options available, how do you choose the right one? Here are several things to consider when sifting through your options.

  • Customer reviews: By checking the customer reviews, you can learn about the quality of the shop’s repairs. You can also learn how the shop responds to poor feedback — do they deflect or resolve the issue?
  • Partnerships: Independent shops occasionally partner with reputable warranty providers like Upsie. If you see an Upsie sign in the window, it’s always a good idea to bring your repairs to that site.
  • Individual shops: You’ll find both individual shops and chain repair stores. In many instances, individual repair centers will offer a more personalized service.

Getting your device repaired rather than replacing it with a new console saves money. And, by visiting a local repair center, you support small businesses in your area!

Why You Should Purchase an Extended Warranty

You can avoid the hassle of finding repairs if you purchase an extended warranty before the console breaks. You can purchase an extended warranty for new gaming electronics bought in the last 60 days. So, if you buy a new console or controller, make sure to pair it with an Upsie warranty.

Upsie’s gaming warranties provide comprehensive protection that guarantees the device from damage. For example, all of Upsie’s gaming warranties cover the following:

  • Drops and screen cracks
  • Liquid damage
  • Xbox power failure
  • Speaker and sound failure
  • Xbox hard drive failure
  • Mechanical failure
  • And more!

Plus, customers save up to 70% on the cost of warranties when they choose Upsie over other warranty providers. An Upsie warranty for the Xbox Series X costs just $48.99 for two years and $74.99 for three years of coverage. In contrast, a two-year warranty from Best Buy would cost $79.99. This means that Upsie’s three-year warranty costs less than Best Buy’s two-year warranty!

Upsie customers can also make 24/7/365 claims, and customers gain access to Upsie’s network of high-quality independently owned repair providers.

Next time you buy a new gaming console or controller, protect it with an Upsie warranty.

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