Shocked the glue gun didnt work.
using a scissor, cut about .5 mm off the cable so its a fresh cut (make sure you still have the connectors visible). hot glue that in.
i had to do the same, i broke my clip into so many little pieces, i started crying on the inside.
the reason why its not working is because when games are played ......downloaded or disc based they require a checksum from the blue ray drive which is also coded to the mother board......so because the connection is dodgy between the mother board an drive this is why the games are not loading/working!!
TIP> insert the ribbon then slide a strip of cardboard ontop of the ribbon and push towards the connector to pack the gap and act as a wedge! then stick a piece of tap over the lot to hold tight!
this method has worked for others!!!!!!!
I just bought a used PS3 and I noticed (because the drive didn't work) the clip was busted on mine as well. Is there a part-number for this ribbon clip on the motherboard? Does Sony sell them to indevidual consumers? If not, is there a comprable clip I can frankenstein in it's place?
Thanks for the help guys...