GCN Lifted a pad off my gamecube while installing XenoGC

CrystalBlister

New Member
OP
Newbie
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
2
Trophies
0
Age
24
XP
39
Country
Australia
Hi guys, I just tried to mod my gamecube with a XenoGC but a bit of solder got under the board causing it to short and also get stuck, when I used a heat gun to get the xeno off to reapply it with a wired connection, one of the pads came off! Heres an image of my gamecube's board now

008GZA8.jpg



I tried looking online for alternate points but was unsure which guide to follow because I found one where I'd have to take the board off and flip it over which im a bit worried of ruining a ribbon cable or something, and one where it looks like it was soldered to different points next to the standard traces. I'll post both guides I found here too

IMG_0009Medium.jpg


Alt Points.PNG


Which alternate method is recommended/works best? Thanks in advance.
 
  • Like
Reactions: zfreeman

Shadow#1

Wii, 3DS Softmod & Dumpster Diving Expert
Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2005
Messages
10,642
Trophies
1
XP
6,208
Country
United States
Hi guys, I just tried to mod my gamecube with a XenoGC but a bit of solder got under the board causing it to short and also get stuck, when I used a heat gun to get the xeno off to reapply it with a wired connection, one of the pads came off! Heres an image of my gamecube's board now

View attachment 233640


I tried looking online for alternate points but was unsure which guide to follow because I found one where I'd have to take the board off and flip it over which im a bit worried of ruining a ribbon cable or something, and one where it looks like it was soldered to different points next to the standard traces. I'll post both guides I found here too

View attachment 233641

View attachment 233643

Which alternate method is recommended/works best? Thanks in advance.
Second for novice solder skilled and 3rd for advanced solder skilled
 

FAST6191

Techromancer
Editorial Team
Joined
Nov 21, 2005
Messages
34,120
Trophies
2
Website
trastindustries.com
XP
23,037
Country
United Kingdom
I don't know if I would do either.

Looks like pad 10 was fully ripped off and pad 1 is flapping in the breeze.
You can glue pad 1 back down.

Pad 10 looks like it connects to the massive fat section behind it with all the vias in it. You could probably go right on a via but more likely just scrape some of the covering off to get back to raw copper and solder to that.
 

CrystalBlister

New Member
OP
Newbie
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
2
Trophies
0
Age
24
XP
39
Country
Australia
I don't know if I would do either.

Looks like pad 10 was fully ripped off and pad 1 is flapping in the breeze.
You can glue pad 1 back down.

Pad 10 looks like it connects to the massive fat section behind it with all the vias in it. You could probably go right on a via but more likely just scrape some of the covering off to get back to raw copper and solder to that.

If I were to go to a via to replace pad 10 would I just be looking for any that provide a 3.3V output? The second picture I linked sadly doesn't show where that wire should connect and the post I found it from was made in 2011 so I don't think I'll be able to get in contact with that person haha. I'll try to scrape above the pad a bit once I'm home to see if there's any copper I can solder to first, just want to make sure of any contingencies in case that won't work. Thanks for the responses guys :)

edit: just realised the third picture actually shows an alternative via near the pads that can replace 10, whoops
 
Last edited by CrystalBlister,
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    now you can rep this site wherever you go!
    Gift
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    Have been for the past 5+ years ;)
    +1
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    also holy shit i realized you can click the @ next to names in chat to tag users, how did i not notice this before
    Gift
  • Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    me when someone asks me who made the song "Runaway"
    +1
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    Anybody here got a GDEMU?
    Gift
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    I got a (presumed) clone from Aliexpress, but haven't installed yet
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    I've got a clone, it works fine, but I can't get it to play nice with my SDcard reader.
    Gift
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    like an sd card slot extension thing?
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    Yeah, to load from (and save data to) an SD card plugged into the serial port.
    Gift
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    You test that extension thing through a regular usb reader on your pc? Could just be a shit one. Bought one for my 3d printer and it just straight up doesn't work
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    it can't be plugged into a USB reader (it's made from a regular SD card to USB adapter, but with the USB end modded to a Dreamcast serial plug)
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    It was working fine before I installed the GDEMU, but now the Dreamcast doesn't recognize it when I boot up Dreamshell.
    Gift
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    ahhh I gotcha. yeah haven't looked at it that much so I'm not super familiar with the hardware
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    Can't find any threads about this particular issue on GBAtemp or the wider intarwebz. Saw one video on YouTube that seemed relevant, but it was some dude with the same issue, no solutions offered in the comments. :/
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    my teacher was showing me something and i noticed they had gbatemp open in another window
    Gift
  • SpazzyShinobi @ SpazzyShinobi:
    when worlds collide
    +1
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    Your teacher is ONE OF US... ONE OF US...
    +1
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    they could be in this very chat, they could be any one of us
    Gift
  • MightyJAK @ MightyJAK:
    InB4 "Julie, get back to work on your homework, that assignment is due tomorrow."
    +1
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    god damn no one ever wants to talk to me but the MOMENT i start studying everyone got shit to say to me
    Gift
  • Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    (not you guys tho, you guys are cool :)
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    fuck how do i use emoticons within parenthesis
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    i left out the closing bracket but that just looks incomplete
    Gift
    Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim: i left out the closing bracket but that just looks incomplete