- #1 Phillips screwdriver (for tiny screws)
- #2 Phillips screwdriver
- #2 Slotted screwdriver (used for prying heat-sink)
- (Optional) a small jar (to hold removed screws)
GameCube screw bit (you can purchase one at mod-chip.com)
NOTE: Having the right tool for the right job will make all the difference between a pleasant experience vs. a nightmare!!!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Make sure you are grounded before you begin disassembling your GameCube
either by a grounding strap or by touching
something metal. Make sure that you are working on a non-conductive surface
(i.e. wood, glass…etc.).
Start disassembling your GameCube console by using a GameCube
screwdriver bit and remove the four screws as shown below in figure #1.
Make sure you keep track which screw goes where as there several different screws and sizes are used in the GameCube console. NOTE: use a small jar to hold your screws so you don’t loose them!!!
Gently remove the top cover by lifting it upward as shown below in figure #3.
Remove the rear panel by gently pulling backwards and then upwards as shown below in figure #4.
Gently lift the front panel and pull it away from the bottom console as shown below in figure #5.
Gently pull on the ribbon cable and pull straight upward as shown below in figure #6.
Remove the four screws using a #1 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #7.
Next remove the five mounting screws on the right side using a #2 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #8.
Next gently lift the fan power connector as shown below in figure #9. NOTE: do not pull too hard on this cord as you may damage the wire!!!
Next remove the two fan chassis screws using a #2 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #10.
Gently lift the fan unit and set it aside. Next remove the three mounting screws using a #2 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #11.
Next remove the four mounting screws using a #2 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #12. Next lift and remove the DVD mechanism and set it aside.
Remove the six heat-sink screws using a #1 Phillips screw driver as shown below in figure #13.
Next you have to remove the heat-sink. Be very careful as it will be adhered to electrical components with clay-like putty. To remove it, gently twist a regular screw driver as shown below. NOTE: take your time and lift at each corner until the heat-sink is dislodged.
Finally pull the motherboard straight upward as shown below in figure #15. NOTE: be careful as there are connectors underneath that id you bind them you will damage them!!!
FIGURE #16 (Version A Motherboard – Top View)
FIGURE #17 (Version A Motherboard – Bottom View)
Congratulations, you have completely disassembled your GameCube; you are now ready to install your mod-chip. Simply repeat these instructions in reverse to reassemble your GameCube console.
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GameCube disassembly instructions created by Kurt Camponi Copyright 2005