IDE-EXI = FIRE!

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IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by andre104623 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:26 pm

um yeah well I had a fun day I was messing about with one of my IDE-EXI's today one that I have not tested or used yet and it was working fine for about 25-30 minutes playing zelda. The dog had to go out so I was gone for about 10 minutes when I got in the house I smelled smoke and I run into my room only to see my gamecube on fire! I got the fire put out and I wanted to see what happened but its so burned up I can't tell but I can see that the fire started in slot B where the IDE-EXI was. What I think happened the Xilinx chip shorted out and caused the fire but why? Why only this one I have others that worked for hours without any problem besides problems that the IDE-EXI's have anyway. Now I don't want to sound cheap but I got these chips out of china and for all I know there clones but they read in IMPACT fine and flash in 7-9 seconds. This incident has worried me and I've decided to hold on to my extra's and not sale them which was only 2 but this could of been much worst and if I would had left my house for a hour my house would have burned down and my frog would have died which might sound ridiculous but he is 7 years old and I like having him around. I unfortunately had one casualty which was my japan spice gamecube but I'll live and will replace it.
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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by megalomaniac » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:01 am

no pics??

post some shots of the PCB and the GC....
clear pics would help...
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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by andre104623 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:17 am

megalomaniac wrote:no pics??

post some shots of the PCB and the GC....
clear pics would help...
I will have some pics tomorrow I'm still trying to get the melted plastic off my table. The ide-exi is completely destroyed to the point that you will not be able to tell what happened but I will upload pics when I'm ready to I'm going to see if the mobo inside the GC is OK because I want to keep it
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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by andre104623 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:54 am

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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by andre104623 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:00 am

You know what was really funny Zelda was still on the screen when it was on fire
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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by andre104623 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:07 am

Never mind about the mobo its fucked and got wet the only thing I had to put it out was water so yeah and my component cable was plugged in at the time thank god its OK and still working
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Re: IDE-EXI = FIRE!

Post by megalomaniac » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:16 am

too soon?






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