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PS2 Power Ribbon

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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Re: PS2 Power Ribbon

You need to replaced the ribbon cable

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they have the parts for $1.00

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