Expansion Pak Relocation Problems

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JonathanMC
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Expansion Pak Relocation Problems

Post by JonathanMC » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Alright, so i'm trying to relocate an expansion Pak so my N64 will fit in the case and it isn't working out. I have tried a few times with no success so far, but I need to get this to work. I'm guessing the problem is that the wires are shorting? Here are some pictures:

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Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Expansion Pak Relocation Problems

Post by low_budget » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Can't see any problems from the pics, it appears to be a good soldering job. Maybe get out a magnifying glass and examine every connection? You can try running a toothpick between each solder point, sometimes this will remove small solder bridges without damaging the board.
I built a portable N64 and avoided this altogether by relocating the cart slot to the component side of the board. I used 1/8in x 2in aluminum angle for a combination cart slot bracket/ heatsink. Then I had enough thickness to simply plug in the expansion pak after trimming a little off the top of the board.
Sorry if this isn't helpful at this stage, but would be worth a try if you're willing to start over.

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Re: Expansion Pak Relocation Problems

Post by budnespid » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:08 pm

You probably have a few cold solder joints.

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