Last year I had a major issue with my Sony Vaio Laptop and I couldn’t for the life of me work out what the problem was. So therefore I decided to take it is to the nearest Sony Center the handle Vaio’s, which for me is in Gangnam, Seoul. I admit that there are many computer repair shops around, however as my is a Vaio (an uncommon make in Korea) and has an English operating system. So it’s a easier just to take it to the service center, also I’m covered under worldwide warranty so it was free.
To cut a long story short, I took my laptop in on the Monday morning and they found the problem within a few hours and said (all via phone) that it should be ready either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. I returned Wednesday and the laptop was fixed, now sporting a new hard drive and with Windows reinstalled. Fantastic.
However this was my second trip to the Sony Center in resent years and sadly the first time it took a little longer, around a month. But they have now remodeled, restaffed and generally improved the store and the service center.
The Sony Service Center
Google Map & Directions
Above you should be able to see a Google map showing the location of the center. Basically it is in the Apgujeong area of Seoul in Sinsa-Dong, Gangnam and is almost across the road from a Burger King and a McDonald’s. The closest station is Apgujeong around a 15minute walk (take exit 3), coming from Gangnam station take the 145 Bus near exit 11 for around 30minutes.
Update: If you’re looking for a Sony Service Center in another area try searching for “소니 서비스센터” on Naver Maps or Daum Maps.
Also their website: https://scs.sony.co.kr/ (Korean)
If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Thanks and I hope this information proves useful, also please note we don’t work for Sony and therefore can answer any specific after care questions.