Gamecube Motherboard Repair Attempt...

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Gamecube Motherboard Repair Attempt...

Post by DragonBoy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:59 pm

Hello,
I bought a few days ago a Gamecube console on a flee market for 5 euros. It had some dirt around it (probably had been inside some water for some time). Now whilst I was attempting to clean it with a toothbrush, a small part broke (pointed with an arrow at the picture). I think that the part reads "VCX 125 2 03". I'm willing to give it a try and attempt to repair the mainboard if I can get that part on aliexpress for 1-2 euros. Could the more techies please give me a few pointers?

Of course this is more of a fun project... I won't die if I can't make it work :lol: but it would be really nice if we can save one more cube from certain death... :lol:

Thank you everyone
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Re: Gamecube Motherboard Repair Attempt...

Post by Papy.G » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:09 pm

It would be nice to save it, but I fear the damage is far beyond what can possibly be done, expect coper oxyde to have raised and shorting BGA components in unreachable places, to begin with.
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Re: Gamecube Motherboard Repair Attempt...

Post by DragonBoy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:13 pm

Yeah, after cleaning it looks way better but still, there might be some unrepairable damage to the companents not visible by the naked eye...
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