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Playstation 3 40 gb blu ray drive broken ribbon cable clip

Help me please? i was turning on my ps3 to switch games and it falied to eject so i opened it to see what was wrong. the ribbon cable to my disc drive was loose i tried to put it back in and i broke the clip on accident. i tried to put it back on and its stuck to the spot where the cable connects. i know the drive works because i was able to eject by holding the cable so that its in place. the clip part is blocking me from using tape or anything to hold it down any advice please?

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