I have a 60GB launch model PS3 which I've done the thermal paste on and under the IHS, and a fan mod. I'm trying to find another suitable candidate for a spare one which has to be cheap, work and have an intact warranty sticker (otherwise id be worried about getting a dodgy reflowed one). Anyway there's one going cheap at the moment where the guy says he can "sometimes get it started for a short period" but then it shuts off with a "red light of death". Assuming the seller is to be believed, that doesn't sound like a YLOD to me if it starts up for a short time? Sounds more like it's overheating and shutting off. The ad sounds like they've had it a long time. I've sent them a message asking if it boots up and if the warranty label is intact but I thought I'd check here just in case he doesn't reply before taking a gamble on it.