How not to mod a gamecube

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by drakon, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. drakon

    drakon Gutsy Member

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    I made this thread to warn people things that can go wrong when doing these mods. It gets annoying having any thread I make for something that's not a finished for sale product get derailed into the "look at the hot glue" or "I hope you never plan on selling this" thread.
     
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    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    Showing the outside of a console doesnt show that...

    Just because it looks tidy on the outside doesnt mean its done clean/tidy/well :)

    Although I do like the location of the SD card
     
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    drakon Gutsy Member

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    Now will you stop derailing? These threads aren't the "look how pretty my internal modwork is" threads. It's really annoying that you have to turn every thread into discussing that.

    If I were trying to sell my services here I guess I'd try to make it look pretty, but I'm not, never have, and probably never will. I do modding primarily as a personal hobby and not to make money.
     
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    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    I didnt derail jack shit, I hadnt posted in this thread until now.

    I questioned your "see, I can do tidy work!" when it doesnt show anything one way or another.
     
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  5. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    People don't like seeing systems butchered. You'll get the wrong type of replies or replies you don't want to read when you post images of systems like that. Title is appropriate, but people are commenting what you've pointed out, so I don't see the issue here.
     
  6. APE

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    I see case shots and video of gameplay neither of which demonstrate the quality of craftsmanship. Getting touchy as you are isn't helping your case. Reminds me of Tchay.

    EDIT: And now that I'm not on my phone I can see an internal shot.
     
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  7. Lum

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    Seriously, yeah. Let's help him not repeat whatever it was I damaged.

    Of course it's impossible on the one without optical drive. :wink-new:
     
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    He gets pretty touchy on his YouTube channel too. Maybe he needs a hug :wink-new:
     
  9. drakon

    drakon Gutsy Member

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    Too much hot glue doesn't ruin anything it's very easy to remove. I do it all the time without issue.
     
  10. Mack

    Mack <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Hot glue is for people that don't have faith in their soldering skills , use tape if anything.
     
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    A rational person does not rely on faith.
     
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    Mack <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    No one said rely on faith.
     
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    Has faith, meaning you trust that your soldering skills are good enough. I use tape to hold things down knowing full well that someone WILL eventually come up behind me and mess with what I've done. Wires are a bit longer than absolutely necessary in most of my builds, tape is used rather than hot glue, etc. If I can make it easier for the less experienced to not mess up my work, the better.

    Hot glue is inviting a mess but if Drakon wants to use it so be it.
     
  14. Mack

    Mack <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Exactly.
     
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    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of hot glue either but faith should not be brought in the equation. You may do the best soldering job ever, a wire can still break if it is allowed to move around too much. Some components are prone to inflict stress on their soldering joints simply from their Shape usage or size. Some factory made circuits will have glue on them, as you often see in power supplies simply to prevent breakage and it has not much to do with the "faith" one puts on the manufacturing process. Its an insurance to prevent issues that, while maybe unlikely, can happen due to factors out of the control of the manufacturer ( or modder in this context ) .

    I am not trying to defend anything here, I simply frown on unilateral arguments such as this :
     
  16. Mack

    Mack <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Use as much glue as you want , you obviously need practice.
     
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    I'm one of those bizarro world people adamant about NOT having soldering abilities.
    Tape as a substitute doesn't work well, I can say that much.
     
  18. Mack

    Mack <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Lum you pay shipping I will do it for you ;)
     
  19. Lum

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    Maybe. APE has the Gamecube on hand.
     
  20. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    Tape works well if you know where to place it. I use tape if I really need to, but I'm a amature at soldering and I don't require it much at all. So if you're requiring glue, or tape on 98% of you work you need way more practice.
     

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