We have an original 60GB Playstation 3. This is the PlayStation 2 compatible version and also has extra USB ports & card readers.
So here is what is wrong with our PS3.... It had the YLOD not long back, we opened it up and repaired it using the heat gun method. When we opened it up to repair though, we slightly messed up power / eject buttons (both still work when pressed directly, just not with cover on) and the blu ray drive ribbon clip broke but again the ribbon securely fixed in anyway. So overall, it worked fine....
We used the PS3 after the above heatgun fix for around 2 months with no problems whatsoever but recently it has come up with the same YLOD problem again. Rather than redo the heatgun method, we are thinking about just getting a new silm PS3.
So we are looking for £80... For this you get the PS3, power lead & Box. If you want the controller with it, can chuck it in for another tenner.
I'm in Nottingham, about 5 mins from J26 of M1 so if anyone wants to pick it up, thats fine. If not, I can find out postage and packaging costs.