Thank you so much for this. I suffered a YLOD on Saturday and I got all the parts together and just tackled it this evening. It was a little difficult putting it back together but I eventually go everything back into place. Re flowed the chips and added Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 and the PS3 started right up. No red lights, No YLOD, No noises!
In fact, It sounds so much quieter now. And the fan seems to be running a ##%! of alot better since it was aired out. My only suggestion is to maybe get a inter cooler to maybe extend its lifespan. Who knows?
Thank you for this guide. It was very well detailed and straightforward. It saved me alot of money and it adds a newly profitable skill under my belt. Keep your head up!