I was a little nervous about trying this on my own (with help from my son), but I made it through. I bought the iFixit kit, followed (most) of the directions, and my PS3 is up and running. My particular unit is slightly different in some areas than in the guide, so there was a little guess work in spots (esp the heat sync/fan was connected differently to the CPU. At first, I thought the (RSX) cover came off when I removed the heat sync, but I found out that was how it was supposed to be... weird but I handled it. I have an older unit), but it worked out. Thanks iFixit!!