GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by Gamerlolwind51649 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:57 pm

awesome, kasar!! :)
rock on, dude
looks super, thanx for the images add, when i complete my gc to controller/ p1 test and have the wires connected, i'll send you the pic for your guide.
um, would you like to add my venom diagram pinout pic now or once i've tested that the controller fully works and confirmed the pinouts etc?

i love the idea for a team how to gc guide :)
rocks cause we can all add our own testing tricks and finds that will benefit others in future gc mods :)
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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:29 pm

Gamerlolwind51649 wrote:awesome, kasar!! :)
rock on, dude
looks super, thanx for the images add, when i complete my gc to controller/ p1 test and have the wires connected, i'll send you the pic for your guide.
um, would you like to add my venom diagram pinout pic now or once i've tested that the controller fully works and confirmed the pinouts etc?

i love the idea for a team how to gc guide :)
rocks cause we can all add our own testing tricks and finds that will benefit others in future gc mods :)
huge thanks for your comments Gamerlolwind :)

glad you liked it, and yeah once you get the venom controller pinouts confirmed and working , send me the images and I will update the guide ;)

and yeah, putting all the knowledge togheter and make it simple were the original idea of this topic ^_^

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by ignika98 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:44 am

Hey, ive got a little problem. after i completed step 3 the gc stopped reading discs! it spins for a sec than stops. the laser is on and the motor works. whats going on?

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:57 am

step 3 is the one relating the regulator board?

if it worked fine before complete the step 3, you may connected some pins wrong, or actidentally damaged some small components, try checking the voltages lines from the regulator board with a multimeter, maybe some of them got damaged. I found some problems with some regulator boards with that.

you should determine if there is any damage at the setup

or if it is, where it is.

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by morganwk » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:41 pm

Holy crud.
Isn't there an easier way? All of that went way over my head.

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:29 am

morganwk wrote:Holy crud.
Isn't there an easier way? All of that went way over my head.
sadly nope :lol:

well, u can try buy the official/third party gamecube screen and batteries and just plug them in, in that case you wouldnt need to take appart the whole system or hack the electronics.

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by morganwk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:46 pm

Eh, I think I can handle it. I'll get help from my dad.

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by Superduperdrew » Sat May 05, 2012 9:39 pm

Do you have to relocate the DD?
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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Sat May 05, 2012 10:21 pm

Superduperdrew wrote:Do you have to relocate the DD?
it isnt required, but is recomended to make the portable smaller/better to fit at your custom case.

however if you can use a Wiikey Fusion DD replacement instead the original gamecube DD, it would be awesome :)
games could be loaded from a sd card, and the whole system would be way smaller than the system with the original DD

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by MoRZiLLo » Fri May 25, 2012 2:10 pm

This is awesome!!!!!!
Eres un fenomeno Capitán kasar!

I'm curious with your wood case and your portable.

Are you in batteries? or connect to the power line?
Add to your project recently a wiikey fusion /wode or similar?

It's interesting for me.
I will try to make my own GCp in few days when my Wiikey and new solder come's to my house.

I need some help in soldering. I'm 38 years old and i was passed 20 years without soldering anything :(

Necesito ayuda!!!

Can you help me with the easiest way to start my project?
I have ordered my wiikey fusion and my new solder machine(my older is ugly and rust)
I have my board clean and prepared. Only need a screen, but for the moment i'll try to connect directly to my tv(testing only).

Thank's and great tuto!!!!!!
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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Sat May 26, 2012 4:22 am

oh, a country mate!

thanks for your comments. :)

glad to see more people from here hehe ^^

well, I admit I am a little out from console modding and those forums atm.

yes, I used laminated wood for my portable.

"contrachapado" is the type I used : )


my portable uses a laptop battery.

http://www.laptopbatterymart.com/laptop ... series.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
the 6600 mAh version from an acer 240m laptop.

yeah, picking a wiikey will save you a lot of space ,however, like you said, a lot of soldering is required ^^

well, there are a lot of soldering guides, I am not a soldering master, but some advices like those really helped me out to make things working:

allways keep the soldering-iron head sharp-edged (afilado)

also the head allways must be clean (plated color, free from dirt), I usually keep a wet sponge near the soldering iron and use it to clean dirt while I am soldering.


mmm, the easiest way ....

the way this guide ask should be fine ^_^

I would start repositionating the power suply and leave the video connector like you said for testing on tv.

remove the video conector is one of the last things you should do since testing , testing and more testing after each step is the word for those kind of projects :)

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by MoRZiLLo » Sat May 26, 2012 12:48 pm

Muchas Gracias!!!!

I know that soldering is a hard work. But i'm try to learn the maximun posible before start my own.

My DD(mi lector de GC) is died. This is the unique motive to include wiifusion in my project.

Laptop batteries!???? I have many many laptops here jejeje ;)

Thanks for the clearly answer. If you make another portable, please post many pics as you can.
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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Sat May 26, 2012 9:03 pm

:)

well, like I said, including the wiikey fusion should be a nice option, specially if the original DD is dead.

it will make things easier and your portable smaller.

yeah, laptop batteries should work fine ^_^

however, try to use 12 or 14.8v battery packs.

also using the original laptop charger is recomended.

I use a laptop charger to charge my portable ^^

about make another portable, I am a little out of modding atm, so I highly doubt about I will make something like a portable in some time.

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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by MoRZiLLo » Tue May 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Ok than you so much socio!!!

I'm trying to rearm my skills with the soldering iron before start my own project(yes 21 years without use jejej)

I have some capacitors resistors, etcccc in my room(I have learned in the past with CEAC one electronic "curso??")

And have tons of laptops destroyed. The people gave to me to repair or for my testing :) (good people :twisted: ).
And have patience...many many patience.

When i have some skill with the soldering iron machine and learn a little english to understand 100% you guys say in your awesomeness guides,
I start my own project.

For now...learn learn learn and watch videos and try to understand day by day.

Thanks again socio!


Sorry...One last question about batteries....

My laptop battery and charger says: Sanyo Li-ion Battery Pack. Ratting: 14.8v ----- 2000mAh

It's enough for a gamecube?
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Re: GameCube Portable Guide "How To and FAQ"

Post by kasar » Wed May 30, 2012 4:54 am

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MoRZiLLo wrote:My laptop battery and charger says: Sanyo Li-ion Battery Pack. Ratting: 14.8v ----- 2000mAh
It's enough for a gamecube?
mmm the voltage is OK, but 2000mAh is a little low.
assuming the total consumition of your portable will be lower than 2000mAh (console+scree+another stuff) you will get less than 1 hour play time.

with my portable, I get arround 2:30 hours of playtime (6600 mAh batteries), well, my screen is a little power hungry also wanted a decent playtime, that is why I had to use bigger batteries.

in your case, I would try tu ose a larger battery or at least place 2x 2000mAh batteries in parallel. (2000+2000=4000)

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