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PS3 Motherbroad I recently sent my ps3 40g for repairs after it just stopped working. When I would try to turn on the system it would flash a red light,yellow light,then red again and shutdown.The company i sent my ps3 to are telling me I need a new motherbroad.They say its going to cost $200 for a new one. Is a motherbroad for a 40g really that expensive?

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The motherboards are fairly expensive. Escpecially if they put in there shop time which could be 1.5-2 hours (their time). It would be around $200

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