was about to send my 1-1/2 year old 80GB to Sony, then I found a place that specializes in Console repair (among other things) about a mile from my house. I'll check back and let you guys know how it turns out, could be helpful for those in the Chicago area looking to get a quick repair done...
Edit: Just got a call back, they are charging me $130 for parts and $39 for labor. Replacing the power supply. So, I know the power supply goes for $50-80 online, so a bit of a rip on the parts, I suppose $39 is fair for labor, but I'm willingly paying the premium ($19 over what I would pay sending it to Sony) to get it back quickly for my weekend festivities. I took it in at 11:30 this morning, it's ready about 4 hours later. Not a bad deal if you are in Chicago. The place is called:
Anthony's Repair Shop
812 W. Irving Park