I bought this cable as a replacement for the original one for my son's PS3, which I thought was faulty.
When we connected it up it didn't work. I initially thought it was a bad cable but decided to Google the problem and was surprised to discover that its not the cable.
In order to get it to work you have to reset the PS3. PRESS IN AND KEEP HELD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON. You will hear an initial beep and after five seconds a further beep after which you will be prompted by the PS3 to chose the new setting. Job done. I only wish I knew this before as now I have an extra cable.
This cable is a connect and forget, don't be tempted to keep disconnecting and reconnecting. It arrived at specified time and is OK as a replacement but obviously not as sturdy as the original so four stars from me.