Alright, I recently got the PS3 blinking red light of death and was hoping someone could help me out a bit. I already called Sony and am saving up the cash for the repair/replacement of my bricked PS3, and had a few questions for anyone who had experienced the same thing. Also, I've tried everything I could from removing the hard drive to leaving it untouched and cleaning out the dust. My questions pertain to this specific problem, where the PS3 is green, then yellow, green a bit more, than blinking red and three beeps. No I cnnot even reach the debug.
1) Is there any way to get a good deal, or anyway to get it fixed other than sending it to Sony?
2) Will the data on my hard drive be erased, if so how do I transfer the data out, since I can't do it from my PS3.
3) How long does it take for the repairs to finish?