Here's what happened.
I have a launch 60GB PS3 which broke down this past weekend after 3 years of moderate use without a hitch. It shutdown after around 2-3 hours of playing a BR game and gave me a blinking red light. I was able to turn the console back on again and remove the game. Fearing this might be an overheating issue i immediately shut the console down and removed all cables. I let it sit like that for about 3 hours and then gave it another go to make sure everything was ok. Well everything wasn't ok, it shutdown after 15 minutes of playing a demo and this time i was unable to turn it back on. My console had fallen victim to the YLOD.
I am not interested in any of SONY's refurbs with 90 day warranties. I simply don't trust them. So After doing some research for 2 days i decided to perform a reflow. Ive successfully performed this procedure before with a 360 so i was fairly confident i could fix the PS3. The PS3 is still giving me the YLOD so now i'm assuming its a power supply fault but i want to be sure of this before i purchase one off ebay.
Here is what happens when i power on the console. The console goes green, the fan can be felt and is functioning properly, a click is heard from the PSU at the same time the front panel flashes a yellow light then another click can be heard from the PSU with a blinking red light.
What do you guys think? should i go ahead and purchase a new power supply?