I just bought a broken PS3. The guy said it would turn on and then shut off. Well when I got it I tried it out. It would power on after flipping the switch I would get the red light on front. It did not blink or anything. I would hit the touch power button and it would not work it all. The eject button made the beeps but nothing was happening in the drive. So I took the ps3 apart and it has been tooken apart before. I took the blu-ray drive out and the big silver ribbon connect was not connected to the blu ray drive. I have looked this drive over and over for where it connects on the blu ray board and there is no where to hook it up. Its a BMD-031 Board. I'm not sure if this is just the totally wrong board and drive for this 40gb playstation? Or what the problem is. I need some help on how or where this ribbon hooks to the drive. Thanks.
Another note. This is a fat version. I have seen some 40 gb ps3s that have the blu ray drive that the silver ribbon plugs right into the board on the drive however this one is totally different than those ones. The board is on the inside of the blu-ray and it doesnt have the plug in.
Another edit is the serial number is cechh01 2007 model. Any Help would be great!!