I attempted to fix my YLOD with a heatgun. I've done it to the 360 before with success, but it did nothing for the ps3. Last night, I tried to power on the ps3 and the red light showed then faded to nothing, and I haven't seen it since. I've heard that YLOD is general hardware failure, which could include the power supply. Any ideas, because I'm just hoping it's not the motherboard.
Yeah, I did take great care to only apply heat to the chips by cello taping everything else and tin foiling it, but it's touchy stuff. I hate to say it, but if it was as common as the rrod, there'd be more products to fix it. A double-edged sword I guess. Of course, the rrod had such a simple cause and "solution."