Hello, I have a "fat" ps2, while opening it, I yanked the power ribbon, the ribbon is now broken in a few places. When inserting it back in with some tape, The reset button turns red, but thats it. When I press reset, its still red. Nothing happens. Can you tell what wrong??
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Hi, It starts from power button and other side enter in main power circuit. Just remember the other side enters in the poweer circuit where you can see the place in which it inserts.(This is for both PS2 and PS2 slim models)
There is but you must open the system and take it ALL apart then reconnect it!
UNLESS you pulled it from the shell.. There is the led lights which are connected to the shell if you actually tore the ribbon then get a new ribbon and shell on ebay 10$ ish!
If not tear it all apart and re-insert the ribbon to the bottom unit which holds the laser. If you need pictures of what I am talking about let me know as it is a complicated process which took me a full hr when the system first came out!
you were taking apart the ps2 since this is the fat ps2 im supposed to think first since your in the ps2 clean out the dust in it for future problems dust is why people keep throwing out fat ps2s and buying small ones they think its broke but its rather a dust problem clean it out the pute all the bolts in the right place if you dont have certain bolts in the ps2 doesnt start so have all the bolts in if its a ps2 slim try to unbolt all of the top and slide the lift thing in there scould be a little place in the top to just pop it in or bolt it in.... that could be a problem with the ribbon slide it back into the slot hopefully it still works the ribbon is really impotant its like a conector of the top and bottom part of the ps2 if all else fails get a repairman there are youssally reapair people at your local game place bestbuy, eb, gamestop ect.
if the ribbon cable that goes to the lens came out its gota go back it. has a plastic tab on the top that lifts up and down to lock it in place.... If its the eject/reset button the ribbon might not be in all the way
Use a pair of needle nose pliers and grip the connection end of the Ribbon cable by the hard plastic piece. Insert this cable in the second connector from the front. The connectors are located under the right edge of the CD drive.
If it came loose from the buttons, you need to remove the button holder to get to the connector. Push he ribbon into the slot on the back of the buttons.
If it came loose from the motherboard, you will have to remove the guts of the PS2 to see the connector under the cd drive right side. This is done by removing 4 screws. Two are on either side of your Controller ports. Another one is located between the fan and power block. Another is to the left of the powerblock. lift the guts from the back and pull the system out. looking at the right side, plug the reset Eject ribbon into the 2nd connector from the front. Then put it all back together carefully.