Thanks for the clear guide! This did work for me and my PS3's YLOD problem. After reading many comments here, I was not shy with the heat-gun step. The amount of dust inside of this almost six-year old console was amazing (no doubt contributing to heat issues)! It did take me all of 3 hours, but I took my time, kept screws organized into separate compartments based on steps in the guide (recommended). I was quite happy to see the normal start-up sequence happen after the repair was complete. I feel that I saved myself some serious cash and learned something in the process - a win-win! If I have to do it again, I probably will be able to do it in half of the time. XBOX 360 RROD fix next!