go on youtube & try the reflow yourself before you pay the $150. If you mess it up you can always just pay the $150
Either you heat the board up or pay $150 to have the mexicans put it in an oven for you, your choice......
it's not exactly shoddy workmanship
the paste inside the ps3 wears off if it constantly being exposed to heat i.e. you leave your ps3 on for very long periods of time (im saying days here) and it erodes away the paste.
but i mean, play for 10 hours, but when you're done turn it OFF, dont start folding. Make sure its properly vented basically make sure it has space to send out the hot air, not too hard.
60 GB are more suseptible, all models can get it but it seems 60 GB are the worst