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PS2 power ribbon Help!!!!!!

When I was cleaning my PS2 my power ribbon came of connecting the reset and eject buttons and now i cant turn my console on. how can i put the ribbon back without damaging anything and where does it go? i have a 'fat' PS2 that is 5 yrs old and the code is SCPH- 30003 R. Please help!!!

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  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    I have to apologize for being a novice at this but if there were a diagram it would be so much simpler. After reading the solution I still can't find where to reconnect the ribbon cable. Could someone please be very specific...what exactly should I be looking at? What is that round brown piece? Is that where I'm supposed to be connecting the ribbon? Thanks.

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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.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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