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by albertocastillo2001
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

Forgot to mention they need potentiometer tweaking. Once that's done I would say they work quite good
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

Hey I remember ordering 2 lenses from these different sellers. But I can't tell you which is the one I used.. http://es.aliexpress.com/item/Optical-Laser-Lens-Replacement-Repair-Parts-for-Nintendo-GameCube-E5M1/1963736221.html http://es.aliexpress.com/item/OCEA-Optical-Laser-Lens-Replacement-Repair-...
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Where to buy 8cm DVD-R/DVD+R GC-compatible discs these days
Replies: 160
Views: 104863

Re: Where to buy 8cm DVD-R/DVD+R GC-compatible discs these days

Any guide to make good burns? I usually use IMGBurn and record the discs at 4x. Any recommended hardware as well?
Any new ideas to measure the quality of a good burn?

I think those topics should be covered on a sticky too :)

Thanks!
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

emu_kidid wrote:Blue lens sounds like it's the wrong wavelength entirely and not meant for GC?
Probably you're right, but I still have those lens kept here
by albertocastillo2001
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

Hmm, I would say the lenses you got might be defective. I have a laser that doesn't seem to work too well. It was new tho, however if you look at the laser bulb you can see it's blue. That one never worked well with originals or copies. I think that the common values for originals depend of the lase...
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

True, I have a Pioneer 219D drive as well and it's pretty bad as well. I still use the 111D one. I have to burn more discs now that I have cleaned the DVD burner laser I remember Plextor drives used to be the best years ago, now it's LiteOn who manufactures them. So I wonder if a LiteOn drive will b...
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

I decided to just lower it to 50 ohms. I will test. The discs I am trying are from before cleaning the DVD burner.
It's a 9 years old Pioneer DVD burner :)

What drive do you use? What do you think about LiteOn drives?
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

Thank you very much as always! :))
by albertocastillo2001
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Gamecube lens and potentiometer

Hello I replaced my Gamecube lens recently and I had to set the pot to 116 ohm to be able to read backup discs. Originals were read at 350 ohms already. Althought I think I will lower it a bit more, until 75 ohms I guess. I always heard that the Gamecube lens can get damaged due to the potentiometer...
by albertocastillo2001
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Oh, ok, then I guess we can't do much about it then. I am mainly using CleanRip to read my backups from the beginning to the end to ensure that it's readable by the drive.
Thank you!
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Yep, according to the udolrel documentation you can patch a dol to disable the XenoGC $ ./udolrel/udolrel -h Usage: udolrel [OPTION] [FILE] -o [OUTFILE] -s, --stop-motor stop dvd motor (default don't stop) -x, --disable-xenogc disable xenogc on startup (implies -s) -r, --releng=PATH relocation engin...
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Yea. XenoGC patches the drive no matter what disc is inserted. Well, I can still use my Wii to backup discs using the WODE, that works fine. By the way, on a note for an update to Swiss or CleanRip: I remember there was a way to disable the XenoGC chip by software using udolrel. Could this be used t...
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

That's what I think so too
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

Yes I did, and by ripping an original disc I didn't get the right MD5 asin Redump, neither with my new lens or with the old. I wonder if the XenoGC is putting some data on the header when it autentifies the disc
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Well

I put new lens on my GameCube. I tried ripping the original disc of Paper Mario. The MD5 doesn't match ReDump or the one I made the ISO from (the same).
Strange
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

To be honest I have no idea. I ordered them and I guess they will take sometime to arrive. I think they are probably the same as others you may see. There's a seller that had 19 orders and a 100% feed back. Problem is that many of those are "simple feedback". Anyways. For the price they are I think ...
by albertocastillo2001
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

Well. I just put a new laser on my GameCube I had kept years ago and when I took the old one out I noticed that I guess that maybe when cleaning them, the little spring that goes up and down on the lens bulb (I guess to focus better) wasn't working. For the new ones I lowered the pot to around 350 o...
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Ok that's what I understood
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Yes, that's what I mean with my message: "the XenoGC doesn't disable the DRE check unless the R button is pressed during load" So if the button is pressed, the DRE fix is disabled.
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

You mean pressing the R button enables disc read error retry? I thought it would disable it!
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

And... looks like I might need to use one of my spare lens. I just bought alcohol (there wasn't any isopropyl one in small packages) so the seller suggested me to use "pure alcohol". I used it and now it doesn't read anything. I wonder if it will need more time. Do you know what could have happened?...
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Hmm, I think the XenoGC doesn't disable the DRE check unless the R button is pressed during load. So I don't know
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 76
Views: 48335

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

Hello, but I mentioned before that it also happened with an original disc of Paper Mario. I can try others as well if needed.
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

Yea I can swap the whole part. Actually I have a few spares already, 2 new (one doesn't seem to work well), and a used one from the a member from this forum. I didn't test them yet but I assume they work tho. I am still using my really old laser. Wich at the time it may be dirty due to me cleaning i...
by albertocastillo2001
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Replacement lens
Replies: 31
Views: 7225

Re: Replacement lens

I am trying to find only the lens modules (the little cristal bulb) with it's own connectors on Google, but I always find assembled modules. Maybe I am not using the right words to find them. Do you know by any chance?