Sony has now updated its warranty agreements for users in the U.S. and Canada that will allow gamers to open up their consoles without voiding their warranty. The hardware covered by this include the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and even the PlayStation VR headset.
You can open up the aforementioned consoles and headset and it will still be covered under warranty just in case something goes wrong. However, the warranty won’t be covered if you damage the hardware yourself by opening it. In other words, you can open it but make sure not to damage anything while you are looking. You can read the new updated agreements below.
- Our previous warranties stated that the warranty does not apply if the product is used with a peripheral that is not supplied or licensed by SIE. Our updated warranties state that the warranty does not apply “to damage caused by” use of the product with an unlicensed peripheral.
- Our previous warranties stated that the warranty does not apply if the warranty seal on the product has been altered or removed. Our updated warranty states that the warranty does not apply “to damage caused by” opening the product or to damage caused by service performed by someone other than a representative of SIE or an SIE-authorized service provider.
This updated change is good news for anyone that may want to open up the consoles for any reason just to clean them up or something like that.