How not to mod a gamecube

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

  1. MaxWar

    MaxWar <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    If the idea is to stop modders then I hope this is not really hot glue as the stuff is very easy to remove.
     
  2. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    Its exactly to stop modders. It was done with the Wii too, they just put glue/epoxy over the points you had to solder in the chip.

    But yes, its easy to remove, id imagine its a case of its a cheap fix when you already have all the chips/boards made - rather than scraping them.

    The D2E drive for the Wii did this, then they removed DVD reading in the later D3 drives. The glue was a "hot fix". But its a very common one. Its not there to secure the chips soldering - which has been the point in this thread.
     
  3. keropi

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    x360 drives also use this epoxy "protection"

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  4. Bad_Ad84

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    They started dumping on epoxy with the later hitachis IIRC. Because people were soldering to unlock them (before it was all solderless)
     
  5. Kernowgamer

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    Is there a tutorial for this mod looks amazing and to have the ability to play from an sd card with out using a boot disc.
     
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  6. DragoonC

    DragoonC Spirited Member

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    I followed this tutorial:
    http://www.gc-forever.com/wiki/index.php?title=Using_a_Wii_drive_replacement_on_a_GameCube

    There is also another option to boot games from sd-card, it has to be modified a memorycard and you need swiss-sd loader, but this option is not as fast as the wii key fusion method, cause the wii key uses the drive-port which is way more faster in data-transfer.

    There is also an option available called "MegaDrive" (no not the Sega console) which lets you switch between wiikey fusion and the original gc drive !
    It can be bought over here (you need to register):
    http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1235
     
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  7. drakon

    drakon Gutsy Member

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    I scraped the black goup from the top of the encoder in the gba tv adapter (epoxy?), underneath it said cxa2075.
     

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