I picked up a dead PS3 from a family member and Sony service had me a shipping box on my doorstep in 2 days. That was a Monday. I followed the instructions to the letter and handed it to a clerk at the UPS store the next hour.

The next Monday Sony had a box on my doorstep. Total time was 9 days, 7 if you count Monday to Monday.

Repair was a flat 150 and it looked new and has worked ever since.

If you don't want yours, gift it to a friend or family member. Have them post here where to get it fixed.
Bob