If this person is too lazy to spell correctly then you can bet what their house looks like.
Subsequently, the reason why his PS3 breaks so often as well....
Man, I thought the WOW forums had a lot of trolls...
Anyway OP, the system is dead, take a chance and refurb it yourself. There's a proper way of doing it. Obviously the sony route hasn't worked well for you.
You might be able to find a local who does these refurbs. I know of a few local guys here who do that sort of stuff. The price is usually cheap compaired to sony.
Aside from that, buy a new PS3
or just wait for the PS4.