Gamecube disk drive notes/diagrams/pics

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Gamecube disk drive notes/diagrams/pics

Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:29 pm

Ok, Here's my notes on it:

The way I labeled the pins do NOT corrospond with the way they are labeled on the board. I didn't notice the labels until it was too late :o

The point of this is to find solder pads so its easier to extend it without bridging the points.

Picture One: DD mobo plug's pins (plug desoldered)
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Picture Two: Solder pads for DD mobo pins (bottom of board)
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Picture Three: GC plug pins (top of board behind memcard port 2)
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Pins 5 and 22 on the second pic I could NOT find a solder pad for(without it being very complicated). Just solder to the pins that go to the plug, or the holes that the trace goes through. I did all this because it makes it easier to get good connections and a good learning experience for knowledge on which points I do NOT have to solder wires to. :mrgreen:

The best solder pad for pin 23 is shown in picture one. Follow trace on Picture 2. It goes through the hole. :P

This reduces mobo to mobo wires from 32 to 20 wires :D

Connect these pins on DD mobo and GC mobo:

ALL GND: 21 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
OTHER: 17 18 19 20

Also, You may want to download the pictures to zoom in and get a better look.

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EDIT: switched order to make more sense

EDIT 2: added 3rd pic and updated some info

EDIT 3: Do not attempt to execute this info until I can verify it completely by testing. Should it be correct(or verified), Could a mod sticky this?
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:43 pm

I already did some diagrams in the sticky..

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They're not numbered or anything, but should be fairly accurate.. Feel free to number and edit them.
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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:52 pm

Cool. I feel that mine show a better picture, but yours look cleaner.

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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:29 pm

Ok here is a diagram to go with my other one. This one is numbered the same way as my other one, so they all can work together.
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Post by ShockSlayer » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:25 pm

AND IT WORKS!!!! I found it was waaay easier than previous methods!

Can you add this to the sticky?

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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:33 am

Pics of applied work

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Post by Jongamer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:41 am

Holy cow what a Wire mess. :shock:

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Post by gamemasterAS » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:44 pm

Jongamer wrote:Holy cow what a Wire mess. :shock:
Imagine rewiring a cart slot. :lol:
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Post by Jongamer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:54 pm

gamemasterAS wrote:
Jongamer wrote:Holy cow what a Wire mess. :shock:
Imagine rewiring a cart slot. :lol:
Yep, seen those pics too.

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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:08 pm

Umm....yeah. I'd like to see you do better!
Since its a close up, you cant see that the wires are only split there.

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Post by dudex77 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:14 pm

ShockSlayer wrote:Umm....yeah. I'd like to see you do better!
Since its a close up, you cant see that the wires are only split there.

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i dont think he meant it as an insult. cleanly done or not its still a wire mess
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Post by ShockSlayer » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:33 pm

I know he didn't, As I too was joking! :)

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Re: Gamecube disk drive notes/diagrams/pics

Post by Nintendott » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:54 pm

Where is 6?
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Post by Nintendott » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:22 pm

No, just drop it.
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Post by Jidan » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:57 pm

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