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Gamecube Slot A ruined

By samrhett@sc.rr.
Aug 13, 2006
  1. My little boy dropped our Gamecube Console. Without opening it, I can see that the port that the memory card plugs into is damaged. I can't find this part for sale on the net to fix it myself. Does anyone know if I can move the B port to the A side? If so, I will buy one of those gamebit tools. I don't know if the port is soldered to the motherboard.

    If I am going to spend alot of money doing this, I might as well buy a new one. Arrrrrgh!

    Thanks!
     
  2. kronos

    kronos TS Rookie

    I have a gamecube that can't play discs but I'll see If I can switch slots.
     
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Hi.
    Unfortunately, the memory slots are attached to the main motherboard (sockets soldered usually).
    Here's a pic with the mem slots off to the right side:
    http://www.n-sider.com/media/disassembly14_lg.jpg

    A new motherboard can run about $19 though if you want to replace the whole darn thing. Just be sure to get one with a heatsink (i.e. not exposed chips like the picture) else you'll have to put thermal paste and attach your old one which can be a pain with cooling issues if it doesnt fit just right.
     
  4. kronos

    kronos TS Rookie

    I have personally confirmed sharkfoods inteligents. it is sodered. good luck.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Sharkfood, your link doesn't seem to work for me.
     
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Hi mailpup.. try copying the link, then opening a fresh/new browser.. then paste it into the address bar.

    Some of these sites don't like "referrers" and clicking it here will make this a referring link vs. natural/typed.

    Works for a lot of links that may not show as pasting it into a new browser address fakes the site out. :)
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Thanks, Sharkfood. Copying and pasting worked just fine.
     
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