Keep the PS3 upside-down (ie. the top on the floor). As you now know, the motherboard is actually internally upside-down inside the casing thus the CPU/GFX chips are upside down.
This should be the correct orientation (according the PCs, etc). so that in future if it does overheat, at least the CPU/GFX chips will sit in place due to gravity.
Thank you so much for writing this very detailed guide. I also used the oven & flux solution idea from this other tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-...
I used Arctic Clean and Flux solutions and oven instead of heat gun. I used a ceramic plate (placed upside down) as a support.
I just put it directly into oven, 200c, and left it in there for 6 minutes - door closed. Then after 6 minutes, I turned off oven and left it longer (maybe 10 minutes).
Now my PS3 runs nicely, and much cooler. I remember placing my hand at the air vents to check and it used to be super hot all the time. Now it's cool air, even whilst playing intensive games.
So even after fixing PS3 YLOD, it’ll still fail again sooner or later? can we just do the ifixit again and again? why RIP PS3?
can this be done without heat gun procedure? ie. can heat gun be skipped?