Console repairs/modifications – terms of service

Our console repairs/modifications are carried out to the highest standard by an experienced technician. To ensure the smoothest possible service, please note the following guidelines and terms and conditions.

We are based in the UK – Work may be carried out for customers overseas at our discretion. Overseas customers MUST agree to cover any and all out of pocket expenses. This includes any customs, VAT or other charges. We advise customers based outside the UK to contact us first.

Return postage – our prices do NOT include return postage. To get a quotation for return postage, we recommend Parcel2Go. We will ship consoles using UPS or Parcel Force only. All hardware submitted will be fully checked before repairs or modifications are carried out. If we discover that your hardware will need additional repairs above and beyond what has been initially paid for, we will let you know by e-mail before carrying out any work.

Custom repair/modification jobs:- Custom work, when available, is subject to the same terms and conditions. For complex/unusual repair work we reserve the right to charge an inspection fee, to be agreed before hardware is posted to us.

Inspection fees – If you send your console/hardware to us in order to diagnose a fault, we may charge an inspection fee. If we determine after a brief initial examination that your hardware cannot be repaired or modified, we will return your hardware for the cost of return postage only. If we need to perform a more detailed examination, we will charge a £30 inspection fee. This covers an additional hour of testing/troubleshooting. If we still haven’t determined the nature of the fault by this time, we will contact you to discuss further options. Please note that inspection fees are non-refundable, even if we are unable to repair your hardware. Arcade PCB/Hardware is always subject to the £30 inspection fee.

Warranty All modifications have a three month return to base warranty. This warranty is void if the hardware has been tampered with and does not cover misuse or minor imperfections that do not materially alter functionality. ACEL systems does not warrant and is not responsible for damages caused by misuse, abuse or accidents. Modified consoles may require additional cables to function correctly (e.g correctly wired RGB SCART cables). It is the customers responsibility to make sure his/her hardware is used correctly. Hardware that fails under warranty must be returned by the customer at their cost. Our warranty covers only the repair/modification work we carried out. If your hardware has failed for another reason that is unrelated to the repair/modification we performed then we will offer you a fresh quotation for a repair, if possible. Legitimate/valid warranty repairs will be repaired by our technician and returned to you free of charge.

Packaging your console – Please package your console/hardware carefully before sending it to us! Wrap the unit securely in bubble wrap and ensure that it is not loose within the box. Use additional bubble wrap or newspaper to prevent any lateral movement. Take a note (or better still a picture) of your console or hardware’s serial number before sending it to us. We recommend either Royal Mail or UPS for sending your console to us. You can get a great deal on UPS shipping by using the Parcel2Go service. Please check the weight of your parcel carefully. If we are charged for an under-paid item of mail, this will then be charged back to you on completion of the work.

Items damaged or lost in transit:- We recommend using an insured courier for your consoles. Specifically we recommend either Royal Mail or UPS. We also strongly recommend that you take a photograph of your machine before posting.

If items are damaged in transit by the courier, the customer agrees to assist Systems when submitting a claim for compensation. If the items are lost/damaged while being shipped TO us, it is the customers responsibility to file claim for compensation. We will assist with this any way we can.

If the items are lost/damaged while being shipped FROM us, you agree to assist / ACEL Systems, its subcontractors/employees or anyone working on our behalf with submitting a claim for compensation. This can include (but is not limited to) providing proof of the value of the item, photographs or records of the item, statements or supporting documentation or even in extreme cases material for submission in small claims court.

Claiming compensation for consoles lost or damaged when returned to you – In the unfortunate event that a package is lost or damaged, all courier companies will demand to see some proof of the cost of your item before paying out any compensation. We regret we can only pay out compensation to the amount which the courier agrees to pay. This may be less than the total amount of insurance you paid for if you cannot sufficiently prove that the value of your item is equal to or greater than the insured amount.

Your Right To Cancel Your Order under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations. Under UK law You have the right to cancel your order under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations. However, this cancellation right does not apply to personalised products. Games consoles and hardware that has been modified or repaired count as personalised products and are therefore exempt. You may still cancel your order if work has not yet started on your games console. You must clearly communicate your decision to cancel to us sending us a email or by using the contact form here. If you cancel, we will reimburse any payment received, including the standard delivery charge, less the cost of return postage for your console, by the original means of payment.

ACEL Systems reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

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