I have a 60GB Phat PS3. It started freezing up, so I took it apart and redid the thermal paste. It worked great for 30 minutes then started locking up. I had a friend of a friend look at it and he said I put too much thermal paste and the heat sink melted. I'm assuming that means the IHS plate melted to the to the heatsink but I can't find any instances of this happening. Has anyone heard of this? Also this is a cfw console so I'm hoping to find somewhere that can repair.