I am attempting to fix my MB after YLOD, I am also very intent on doing it RIGHT.
My concerns are longevity and cost. My local game store offers YLOD fix for $40, but says results very from 3 days to 3 months... not worth it.
From what I have been researching, it seams that most tech repair shops "reflow" MB's as its time and cost effective for them, but results are temp at best. I do not believe re-ball is something one can do with out the right equipment.
I believe a reflow will be my first try, with a few considerations; What is the best method for getting the best results: Gun vs. oven?, What are the most heat sensitive components on the bored and what is there max temp?, What are the Spec. requirements for the thermal pads?, PSU swap or no?
My PS3 is model # CECHH01, PSU # EADP-300AB, I am swapping 15 blades for 19 for sure. Any known reason to swap the PSU? If so, for what?
I am still researching how to get the best "reflow".
no more room to type :-(