The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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What is the name of the control board connector on my PS3?

While replacing my Cooling fan a piece broke off my motherboard to the control panel that controls the lights and the power and eject button(it's not the ribbon its the white piece with all the pins) . My friend can fix it i just need to know the name of the piece so he can attach it to the motherboard. Please help cause a new motherboard is something i can't afford right now.

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Well . . . I'm confronting the same problem . . . I completed my 1st YLOD procedure & the PS3 functioned properly for one year. During my 2nd YLOD, only a few steps from completing the procedure, I realized during disassembly I removed the control board, ribbon cable, & the motherboard CN4010 plastic connector. I damaged the connector and a couple of the contacts while attempting to reinstall the connector . . . Has anyone identified a source to obtain this connector including the 10-contacts? I have a Technician qualified and capable of installing a new CN4010 . . . if only I could get my hands on one . . .

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phoenixforce98 that connector should be reference designator CN4010 which is a FFC/FPC 10 point connector. Sony part number is 1-820-825-61 The fun part will be to try and find it. Best bet would probably be a donor board where you can harvest the part off.

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Harvesting doesn't seem like a great idea seeing that the part seems so fragile to begin with. This isn't a common system/computer part you can get in a Radio Shack or Micro Center???

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Nope, but may be somebody can guide you in the right direction. You will have to measure the distance between the contacts of the connector, that is the pitch (most likely a 0.5 mm pitch). Armed with that you may find a replacement.

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