How do I fix my GameCube?

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BingoBingo1999
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How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by BingoBingo1999 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:24 am

Hey everyone,

Unfortunately for me I happened to forgot to use a power converter when I was playing my precious GameCube, within minutes it just turned off and there was a sound that sounded like a 'zap'. I plugged it in an outlet that was 220V, any idea how I could fix my GameCube?

If it helps, on the bottom of my GameCube it says it is the Dol-101 (USA) and Rating : DC12v 39W
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by Sierron » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:15 pm

Well, you could try a replacement power supply for your cube. If that doesn't help either, you probably burned your cube (or at least the power board).
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by BingoBingo1999 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Is there a possibility that I just need a new AC Adapter to use my Gamecube?
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by boredomca » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:42 pm

Most likely your power supply overloaded and burned the motherboard. I have extra Motherboards, I could send you one of your have the tools and know-how of how to replace it but you will need a new power supply as I would not try yours again. So get a new power supply and see if it works, if it still doesn't work I can send you a motherboard. Cheers
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:13 pm

Do try swapping the power supply. I doubt the actual gamecube would have survived this long on double the voltage. Silicon dies very fast if you overvolt it at this magnitude.
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:10 am

Wouldn't the fuse on the main board have just burnt out? Afaik dol-101 still have a fuse.
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by boredomca » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:54 pm

Wouldn't the power brick of shorted before the fuse would blow? A fuse would blow due to amps not volts. The power brick converts the voltage before the unit, but anything is possible I guess.
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Re: How do I fix my GameCube?

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:36 pm

And the voltage gets regulated on the mainboard. Like I said if the wrong voltage had reached silicon, the console would have fried instantly, not after a few minutes of use. The power supply (power brick and internal VRM) on the other hand can probably handle some heat before giving it up.
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