I had little doubt that this would work. Considering all the positive feed back I have read in the comments on the site. I have a launch 60G and it had been going strong until about a month ago. I figured I would give ifixit a try. If the stories are true about the going rate of $150 to send it to Sony to fix. Why do that when brand new system will cost you $200! The guide was great and tear down was easy. The only step that I left out was 34 detaching the pram battery. I could not get it to turn and did not seem to be a necessary risk to force it and break it. Reassembled it and fired it up this morning (with the eject button! in case it did not work. I might at least get the disc back) and I am enjoying the fruits of my labor. One concern I do have is, in the hour that it was running the fan did seem to kick in to the higher speed more often then I remember. It did not feel hot though! Not sure if that is good or bad. Thx ifixit for the fun experience and bringing my ps3 back to life for the time being.