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Came home only to smell electrical fire coming from my PS3, how much is repair?

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I dropped my wife off at work and came home to the whole house smelling like electrical fire and the smell is coming from my PS3. I can't call right now because there not open. I was wondering if some one could tell me how much repair would be on a PS3 slim?

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Re: Came home only to smell electrical fire coming from my PS3, how much is repair?

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Soulwatcher wrote:

I dropped my wife off at work and came home to the whole house smelling like electrical fire and the smell is coming from my PS3. I can't call right now because there not open. I was wondering if some one could tell me how much repair would be on a PS3 slim?


That's very hard to say, it depends what's wrong & what exactly happened to it & until Sony or a third-party repair company looks at it they won't know.

 

All I can say is that 'general' PS3 repairs for YLOD etc run around $160.00 or so plus tax/shipping if out of warranty.

 

How old is your PS3, if it's an older one maybe it's not worth repairing?

 

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Re: Came home only to smell electrical fire coming from my PS3, how much is repair?

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Usually it runs $150 or is that $200



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Well its out of warrenty and $160 is not worth fixing it. I am going to call gamestop when they open and see how much they give for a broken PS3.

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Well its out of warrenty and $160 is not worth fixing it. I am going to call gamestop when they open and see how much they give for a broken PS3.


Make sure GS give you a decent price, if you're unhappy with the offer put it on Cragslist or Ebay, lots fo people want/purchase broken PS3's too.

 

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this sounds like a power supply  that just burnt up and i would bet replacing it would fix your unit....

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Gamestop probably isn't worth the effort.  You're lucky to get $75-100 out of a working PS3.  IF they accept a broken one, you'll be lucky to get $20-25 for it.  Last time I checked, GS only accepts working PS3s.

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