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After many years my 60gb PS3 experienced the yellow light of death. It served me well and kinda thought that was it. Bought a new one but missed the old one, which was bigger heavier and it ejected the disks, a feature I missed. So I found Ifixit, bought the repair kit and decided to give it a shot.
set up a work table with a lamp, a screw tray and the wife's Ipad to follow step by step from the online guide. Followed the vid and guide exactly, and had no problems. First time working with thermal paste, but the info on the site got me through it. First time using the heat gun on a circuit board, which was intimidating, but once again made easy by the guide. Let it cool for a while to be sure, had dinner then came back to it and reasembled it, doing the steps in reverse. It took most of the day for me, had to buy acetone for cleaning the old paste off, set up, cooling ect. 5 hrs or so.
My advice is do it. The kit gives you everything to do the job(except a cleaner). You cant go wrong for the price of the kit. the heat gun, tools and parts are good quality and worked fine. As long as you can turn a screw and follow directions, you can do this. You have to be patient though. one more thing, you HAVE to have a screw tray with compartments to hold each steps screws and parts. That will make your life easier.