@iam3green: Just the important pointers on how my fix was different from the youtube video, I have a 40 gb system with no backwards compatibility as such the CMOS battery was on the motherboard and I was unsure if it would be damaged by the heat but it wasn't so don't worry about that. Any other detail than that is of little to no importance my heat gun had an intensity changer but it did not display the actual temperature so I sort of winged it. The bad thing is that in order to see if the method worked you have to put the entire thing back together and if it doesn't work you have to take it apart all over again.
@Subject2Change: Yeah the fix should last a long while, and if it breaks down I still got my heat gun, the ps3 is still working though.
Hey guys my PS3 got the infamous YLOD, which pretty much sucks and I'm going to attempt to fix as per the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU
I was wondering if anyone had any tips regarding the repair or on which heat gun to buy? Also what do you recommend me to use as a surface? Has anyone else attempted this method and their ps3 brick on them or something?