Breakthrough in gamecube portablizing

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Breakthrough in gamecube portablizing

Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:56 pm

The 12v line usually requires a step up or a step down, right? Wrong.

Thanks to my screwdriver, I have discovered that the 12v line on the gamecube can be run off of 5v or higher. The two power pins are next to each other, just bridge them and you get audio, which has been found by Electric rain that it is only used for the audio. This means:

Your wasting your money by buying 12v batteries just for that line
You can run the GC off of 1.9v 3.43v and 5v
You do not need a 12v step up regulator any more
Thinner, lighter portables can be made

I'm uploading a video right now; in which I am very enthusastic!

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Post by Electric Rain » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:07 pm

I still can't believe you figured something like this out with a screwdriver. Image
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:08 pm

Electric Rain wrote:I still can't believe you figured something like this out with a screwdriver. Image
Well...Ben discover the psone resistor bridge trick with a wet finger! :P

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Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:11 pm

Imagine how small this could be if you used this with the no-powerboard gamecubes! :shock:
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Post by Triton » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:12 pm

how nobody figured this out before is beyond me :lol: a happy accident certianly, that means i dont have to spend any more money to finish my cube when i get around to it lol

and as always the limiting factor to get the gamecube smaller is always, of course, that DAMNED FREAKING DISCDRIVE, DAMN IT TO HELL. freaking 1.25" thick monstrosity :evil:
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:15 pm

Triton wrote:how nobody figured this out before is beyond me :lol: a happy accident certianly, that means i dont have to spend any more money to finish my cube when i get around to it lol

and as always the limiting factor to get the gamecube smaller is always, of course, that DAMNED FREAKING DISCDRIVE, DAMN IT TO HELL. freaking 1.25" thick monstrosity :evil:
I did it on prpose, to see what would happen. :lol:

I agree with you on the disc drive, I wish we could do something about it. *glares at you-know-who*
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Post by Electric Rain » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:18 pm

ShockSlayer wrote:I agree with you on the disc drive, I wish we could do something about it. *glares at you-know-who*
STFU n00b and buy me another FPGA. :lol:
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:21 pm

Electric Rain wrote:
ShockSlayer wrote:I agree with you on the disc drive, I wish we could do something about it. *glares at you-know-who*
STFU n00b and buy me another FPGA. :lol:
O noes! *runs off to re-roof house*

Sooo, anyone wanna sticky this?

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Post by Triton » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:22 pm

add the information to the existing sticky. its not that much of a groundbreaking breakthrough to warrant a sticky itsself :lol:
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:24 pm

Triton wrote:add the information to the existing sticky. its not that much of a groundbreaking breakthrough to warrant a sticky itsself :lol:
Cant you edit the first post?

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Post by Triton » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:26 pm

*sigh* i guess :lol:
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:27 pm

Triton wrote:*sigh* i guess :lol:
*hugs* *slips $20 into pocket*

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Post by Triton » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:32 pm

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Post by khaag » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:44 pm

Give me pictchas and a diagramma!

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Post by grossaffe » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:12 am

hoorayZ!

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