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    Default PS3 ribbon cable clip on motherboard *BROKEN*

    Hi,

    So i bought this Used PS3 that the seller said wasn't reading games.

    After i opened it up i noticed the ribbon cable connector slip to the Motherboard was missing/broken.

    After examining it, the drive actually works fine, Laser lights up Blue and red.
    But it still wont play games or anything.

    So i put some pressure with my fingers after turning it On/Off, i put in a game disk while putting pressure on the ribbon connection to the motherboard and i read the game and started playing it.

    My question is how can i fix this broken clip problem?

    When i remove pressure it wont take the disk in< read it or anything.
    I've been trying for HOURS to try to tape/hot glue it into place. no luck

    The clip is broken along with the actual plastic parts/tabs on the motherboard clip.

    Thanks for the help

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    I had the same problem with an ipod screen replacement few years ago dam fiddley lift up locking clip managed to fix with a tap wedge..... is this the thing your looking for on ebay PS3 Blu-ray and Motherboard Ribbon Cable Clip - eBay (item 120634122838 end time Nov-13-10 15:27:28 PST)

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    I cant use that clip.

    Like i said its not just the CLIP that's broken.........Its also the plastic holder on the Motherboard where the clip actually clips into that's broken.

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    UPDATE:

    For those of you that are in the similar situation as me. I had 2 problems where the CLIP replacement that's usually sold on ebay wouldn't work either.

    #1 My PS3 ribbon cable holder clip was broken the one that clips the ribbon to the montherboard (The top black clip that pushes down on the ribbon cable)

    #2 The other plastic clip holder that's soldered onto the motherboard was also broken to (its the one that holds the black clip in place)

    So as you can see even if you buy the PS3 black ribbon cable clip it wont clip in because the holder on the motherboard is also broken.


    So to FIX this problem here's what i did.

    #1 I bought sticky paper (1 side is sticky and the other side you can write on)
    #2 I took the ribbon cable and traced it on the paper to match the width of the ribbon cable
    #3 I cut it a little smaller the the actual width of the ribbon cable so it fits good.
    #4 I cut about 7 or 8 more of these papers in the same width and length which was like 1/2 for length just eye ball it doesn't have to be long. just make sure the width isn't past the actually width of the ribbon cable
    #5 i took off the backing of the sticky paper side i just cut and stuck the sticky part of the paper on the tip of the ribbon cable where the cable starts.
    #6 Repeat step #5 about 6 or 7 more times till it builds a layer of it.
    #7 Insert the cable into the ribbon cable slot on the motherboard. It just be a tight fit and snug.

    This is what the original black ribbon clip does, it forces pressure onto the ribbon cable and pushes it down. This sticky paper built up layer does the same thing is puts pressure down onto the ribbon cable when its inside the slot.

    After you have verified it worked and plays games put some electric tape onto the ribbon cable so it holds it into place so it doesn't move.


    *If it still doesn't work try more layers of sticky paper pieces*

    Mine has been working for weeks already so i KNOW this works.


    Hope this help you guys that have broken your clips on the ribbon cable.

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    I know this may sound dumb to you as i have never opened a PS3 up be for.
    But i do know what clips you are talking about.

    Have you had ago with duct tape on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrAzyRoBbIe View Post
    I know this may sound dumb to you as i have never opened a PS3 up be for.
    But i do know what clips you are talking about.

    Have you had ago with duct tape on it?
    Please read my UPDATE post this will answer your question.

    PS3 has a ribbon cable connected from the blu-ray drive to motherboard and a clip is what holds it in place.

    Duct tape CANNOT be used.

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    Hi there

    use a layer of electric tape to hold it in place put a small metal weight on tope of the tape and then another layer to cover the metal weight.

    the weight is for the pressure

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    sorry didnt read the full post before replying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkey323 View Post
    UPDATE:

    For those of you that are in the similar situation as me. I had 2 problems where the CLIP replacement that's usually sold on ebay wouldn't work either.

    #1 My PS3 ribbon cable holder clip was broken the one that clips the ribbon to the montherboard (The top black clip that pushes down on the ribbon cable)

    #2 The other plastic clip holder that's soldered onto the motherboard was also broken to (its the one that holds the black clip in place)

    So as you can see even if you buy the PS3 black ribbon cable clip it wont clip in because the holder on the motherboard is also broken.


    So to FIX this problem here's what i did.

    #1 I bought sticky paper (1 side is sticky and the other side you can write on)
    #2 I took the ribbon cable and traced it on the paper to match the width of the ribbon cable
    #3 I cut it a little smaller the the actual width of the ribbon cable so it fits good.
    #4 I cut about 7 or 8 more of these papers in the same width and length which was like 1/2 for length just eye ball it doesn't have to be long. just make sure the width isn't past the actually width of the ribbon cable
    #5 i took off the backing of the sticky paper side i just cut and stuck the sticky part of the paper on the tip of the ribbon cable where the cable starts.
    #6 Repeat step #5 about 6 or 7 more times till it builds a layer of it.
    #7 Insert the cable into the ribbon cable slot on the motherboard. It just be a tight fit and snug.

    This is what the original black ribbon clip does, it forces pressure onto the ribbon cable and pushes it down. This sticky paper built up layer does the same thing is puts pressure down onto the ribbon cable when its inside the slot.

    After you have verified it worked and plays games put some electric tape onto the ribbon cable so it holds it into place so it doesn't move.


    *If it still doesn't work try more layers of sticky paper pieces*

    Mine has been working for weeks already so i KNOW this works.


    Hope this help you guys that have broken your clips on the ribbon cable.
    Hiya mate

    Sorry to sound stupid, but ive also got the same problem

    Could you possibly post some pictures? I am not clearly understanding wha you have done?

    Ive also read that some people can actually hard solder the clips onto the motherboard?

    Anyone know how or who can do it in the UK?

    Thanks

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