Bought a GameCube... Something not right

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    SOLUTION TO THE THREAD AND HORIZONTAL LINES!
    DO NOT BUY THIS:

    IT GENERATES TOO MUCH NOISE AND IS A HUGE NUISANCE.
    Komodo AC Adaptor



    I am unable to test the cube ATM, but upon shaking it I can hear rattling.
    Power cables come tomorrow and I don't have a screw driver yet.

    It feels extremely light, yet I see controller ports and what appears to be the mb.

    Haven't felt a cube In a while, but this thing is only 3lbs!
     


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    I just tried to take out the screws-- but it seems like its bolted shut.
    Anyone confirm if these are the stock screws?
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    Shouldnt be to hard to unscrew if u have the Specific Screwdriver......unless its been opened and tinkered with before
     
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    Just weighed it... 2lbs :/

    I'm hoping I can get a refund if there's something wrong with it.
    I really only need the motherboard though, and its a DOL-101USA 12V
     
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    Lets hope its a working MoBo at least cause that seems like it might be just case n dvd drive maybe........thats too lite :(
     
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    Is there anyway to tell without disassembling it?
    I CAN see inside the gc controller ports and it does have power
     
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    Does it sound like something heavy or light when u shake it up??

    Maybe sounds like screws or hinges....or bigger like plastic pieces or so??
     
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    the screws match mine
     
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    Hmm... I'm really tempted to look inside but I can't without the proper screwdriver or socket head :/
     
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    Better order a gamebit screwdriver.
    It's a lot less of a hassle then do that BIC pen trick ;p
     
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    DOL-101 are revision C cubes. Its going to be lighter than the earlier rev A/B models. Its most likely fine. Not as great as a rev A/B for portable building though...
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what's different about the rev C models that makes them lighter?
     
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    Features were taken away.
     
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    Why would that be? As far as I'm concerned, it takes less power which means more play time, and it won't be as heavy.

    Besides this
    But I'm not trying to make a gameboy sized GC, so no fall for me.
     
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    Rev C's don't take "less power". The regulator is built into the mainboard however, which is another difference between A/B and C revisions. All of the stock GC regulators require at least 10-11v minimum to power on. Which limits you to higher voltage batteries which are in turn bulkier.

    Rev A/B GameCubes are essentially the same exact thing on the motherboard level. Both revisions A/B can be cut down roughly to the size of an iPhone. The CPU and GPU can be powered by separate regulators (1.5v & 1.7v) on these boards which will net you a significant increase in battery life.

    Rev C boards, while still fairly trimmable cannot be cut as small and cannot power the CPU/GPU separately because they are bridged internally on the mainboard.

    If you're not worried about cutting things up really small though Rev C is fine.
     
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    Interesting... I knew rev 2 and 3 took the component port away, but not much else. What was the serial port for, though?
     
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    That shouldn't be an issue, thank you for the more up-to-date post! (I'm rusty, being a year behind the GC scene :P