In Part One, I fixed a found PS3 using a hairdryer and some luck. This fix only worked for about two weeks (as expected), good for getting files from a PS3, bad for using it. I had to do something serious to create a fix that would last longer.
The typical methods for long-term repair are heat gun, oven, or infrared rework station. After asking around my university to see if we had a rework station and looking at the cons to the heat gun method, I decided to go with the oven.
First, I had to tear the PS3 down, further than I did before. The PS3 is designed incredibly well (except for the part where it breaks) so this was no problem.
Mainboard and heatsink of the PS3