the reason i do not have another cable to take it's place is that i do not have any expendable cash. if anyone has an extra two wire cable for the sensor i'd gladly accept, however without a reliable income each month i'll have to do without.
not necessarily. i broke that cable when i replaced my laser assembly (80gb motorstorm unit) and put it back together without the cable and it works fine except for one error. when ever i turn my ps3 on, you can hear the drive try to load a disc for a few seconds then it stops. i also have to push the disc in further to engage the loading mechanism, but it does still work.