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anyone know where i can buy longer ps2 ribbon cables?
anyone know where i can buy longer ps2 ribbon cables? –
i just saw a thread about someone who can't load cds anymore on their modded system and remembered that i have an old fat ps2 that can't read dvds anymore due to having fallen to a short bump so i was wondering is it possible to actually play with it using fmcb.
well...at the moment i can't really play on it because i had opened it up and tried to "recalibrate" the laser according to a guide online a few years ago...but that didn't work and the ps2 ribbon cables are so damn short that i found myself unable to reassemble it.
p.s. sorry if this i posted this in the wrong section
errrm, the original cables are perfect m8. how come u need a longer cable ?
that is pretty weird.
those cables dont get shorter out of themselve lol
There are plenty of ribbon cable lengths, I would suggest blackbox.
i couldn't put the ribbons back in because there isn't enough slack so i always end up pulling out one of the other ribbons.
Originally Posted by broodje
whats the official name of those kinds of cables? i tried doing a search for ribbon but nothing came out besides incredibly overpriced regular computer ribbon wires.
Originally Posted by barf
ok i just dug out my old ps2 and i see 5 ribbons but the most annoying one right now is the laser to the board because that ribbon is so incredibly short and comes off often and my fingers are all sensitive now from trying to put it in because theres this little piece of metal that blocks it so thats why its annoying to get insert it.
but i just tried to connect all of the ribbons besides the laser and the motor and now the ps2 works! so i need a hard drive now
i still cant get my head to it.
The cables are short, yes.
but there long enough, they came with the ps2 itself, lol. They have to fit perfectly.
just try again m8, u really dont need longer cables.
broodje it's not a matter of rather he needs the extra cables or not. You're right, they fit perfectly, unfortunately because they fit SO perfectly, he has a hard time putting it together.
It's not that they don't fit. It's just the fact that it's frustrating to put it together . I know, I've tried XD
i disassembled the system completely before and somehow put it all back together but i tried a second time and got stuck trying to attach the laser ribbon to the board while still being able to connect the motor's ribbon in while still being able to connect the other 2 tray ribbons and then finally the eject button.
i dunno, maybe i just have big hands/fingers?
model number is scph-50001/N 3C if anyone was curious. but i'm happy now that it works cause i can just use hdl on a spare drive (at least i am assuming i can )
thanks i guess even though nobody really helped lol
haha, i was watching that video yesterday cause i entered my model number in google and thats the first thing that came out :P
but in that video he don't remove the tray+laser like i did, which is what is giving me the headache, reconnecting the laser/tray ribbons all without accidentally pulling out one or two of them which has always happened because there just isn't enough space to work with.
trying to connect 5 ribbons with a minimum of 2 inches is pretty tough.