Fixing YLOD--should I reflow solder using only a hairdryer?

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  1. ultramario1998
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    I've torn down my first-gen PS3 to the mobo level (I have my replacement heating pads and thermal paste standing by) but I have no heat gun. Should I try to reflow my CPU/GPU's solder using only a hairdryer, or is that a bad idea?
     
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    IIRC i have heard people do it, but be carefull
     
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    I'd watch a whole bunch of youtube videos before even attempting that. Then if you feel good enough go ahead and do it, but like mgrev said be careful.