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How much does it cost to repair a ps3 with a blinking problem?? (from green then yellow and then it turns of to red.)please get back to me soon

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If your not technically inclined, Sony will charge $149 as according to the people of this board:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=1967987

or according to this page about $100:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081027082956AAq2HA3

My guess would be to take it to a local repair shop near you as they may not charge as much. The blinking lights that you are referring to usually mean the power supply has gone bad and power supplies don't run much. This guy thru Ebay has the power supplies for $50 and thats with free shipping. Don't know the guy personally but $50 seems reasonable if you know how to get into your ps3 and take out the old power supply and put the new one in.
http://cgi.ebay.com/PLAYSTATION-3-PS3-POWER-SUPPLY-APS-226-OR-ZSSR5391A_W0QQitemZ300319803458QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games?hash=item45ec748842&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1234|240%3A1308|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Really its up to you. Its not hard taking the ps3 apart. Just taking a few screws out from the bottom and then a few from the top and taking the top cover off and exposing the ps3.

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