Originally Posted by jezcullen09
i would recommend just doing a reflow on it yourself using a heat gun. i have done it countless times for friends and family and even local video rental stores and never had a problem with them. it could have been something simple like too much or too little thermal paste or even a cheap thermal compound i recommend using arctic silver
there are plenty of tut on youtube.this looks like a good one
PS3 YLOD Fix with Flux - YouTube
i never use the flux though.
hope this helps
I would not recommend a reflow as a fix, only if you are trying to backup data off the PS3 should you attempt it.