(ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

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(ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

Post by Gamerlolwind51649 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:17 am

Hay guys,
i have a question about the heatsink chunk of the gc, it's kinda big and might take up space, so can it be slimed down a bit to save space?

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Re: (ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

Post by unicycler17 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:19 pm

http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6607" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and zenloc found this to be the perfect gamecube heatsink
http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.ph ... 8&start=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: (ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

Post by Gamerlolwind51649 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:20 am

unicycler17 wrote:http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6607

and zenloc found this to be the perfect gamecube heatsink
http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.ph ... 8&start=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
thanx unicycler17 :)

i checked zenlog's post and his cooling fan, but it's out of stock, where else can i find this specific cooling fan?
because it seems to be the best solution.

i saw on my gc that the stock fan was placed facing the heatsink with an air vent left and at the end of the heatsink the other air vent, so when i make my design for the gcp, i have to make a air vent hole for the fan in and out.

but does the fan stock if i use it have to be facing up?

and can i extend it's cable to the small power board?
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Re: (ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

Post by unicycler17 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:25 pm

You can easily extend the fan's wire... just cut it and solder longer wires between the old connections. I'm pretty sure you could find that heatsink on ebay. If you get one, it has a side-blowing fan inside, so you wouldn't need the old stock fan anymore. To power it, you could get the right voltage from the regulator board attachment pins. I don't think you would power it off of 12 volts.

Another popular solution is to trim the original heatsink and glue a stock fan or other fan directly onto the slimmed heatsink.
This is taken from Hackmodford's gcp log
hackmodford wrote:Okay Dad had a great way to remove the fins for the heatsink.

First thing you do is grind/cut the fins at the point were the fan ends.
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Then you "score" a fin at the base with a knife
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Next use a screwdriver to bend the fin
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Then score the other side
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Bend back and forth to remove

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Here's the result
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Oh and I wired the GC side disc drive...

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If you do that method, I would suggest removing the plastic frame from the fan so that air can be blown freely across the heatsink.
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Re: (ZCP) slimmed heatsink to save space?

Post by Gamerlolwind51649 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:44 am

unicycler17 wrote:You can easily extend the fan's wire... just cut it and solder longer wires between the old connections. I'm pretty sure you could find that heatsink on ebay. If you get one, it has a side-blowing fan inside, so you wouldn't need the old stock fan anymore. To power it, you could get the right voltage from the regulator board attachment pins. I don't think you would power it off of 12 volts.

Another popular solution is to trim the original heatsink and glue a stock fan or other fan directly onto the slimmed heatsink.
This is taken from Hackmodford's gcp log
hackmodford wrote:Okay Dad had a great way to remove the fins for the heatsink.

First thing you do is grind/cut the fins at the point were the fan ends.
Image
Then you "score" a fin at the base with a knife
Image
Next use a screwdriver to bend the fin
Image
Then score the other side
Image
Image

Bend back and forth to remove

Image

Here's the result
Image
Image
Image

Oh and I wired the GC side disc drive...

Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
If you do that method, I would suggest removing the plastic frame from the fan so that air can be blown freely across the heatsink.
cool method, :)
thanx for the useful info, uncycler17 :)
so when you mean solder the fan's ends, to two longer wires going into the fan's connector on the powerboard chip,
black is the positive
gray is the negative?

and the volts for the heatsink? 12v?
what kind of glue? UHU runny glue or super glue or hotglue?

i've made a reference about this method from Hackmodford's gcp log and your really helpful info in my work log :)
thanx dude you saved me a big hassle.
i'll thank hackmodford for his awesome method.
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