Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

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Which connector strategy is preferred?

Drop in plug-n-play, may take a very long time to come up with something
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DVD Port substitute, requires soldering modification
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I dont care as long as i dont have to make my own FPC cable mod
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:04 pm

Maybe your laser died ? Did you try to adjust the pot ?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:32 pm

I mean it does nothing. No spinning no laser the only thing what happens is that the xenogc stays flashing red and the error message appears on the screen.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:25 pm

Hmmm, might be a broken drive board then.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Ok will try another tomorrow.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Just tried with an other drive board from an working cube. Same problem it doesnt do anything with direkt cknnection. Does anyone have another idea?

But what I have recognized. When disconnected the XenoGC on the driveboard and direct connection, the Gamecube doesnt end up in an error message. It stays normal in the menu and I have got a questionmark in the DVD menu.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:20 pm

No error message is a good start
Sounds like its ready for a disc and lid closed


Try booting with disc in drive, lid closed, and sd card in slot
It should load WKF iso into gameplay menu.
Then remove the card and hit pin 29 switch
This should eject the WKF iso, then force the drive to spin up and read
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:47 pm

Ok will try it. An what is with my xeno? Can i solder it back in? Or should i leave it out?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by RazorX2014 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:11 pm

if you really want to go all professional you could use connectors so you can plug and unplug the xeno whenever you need too
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Duhasst0 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:34 pm

It could have been a bad job in the xeno, it happens I kinda don't like the way they were made, there was a larger amount of room for error.

I would try using wires to install the chip, and just in case have the firmware update on a disc and a reset button between any letter in xeno and ground so you can program it
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:48 pm

Use without Xeno
swiss can patch the DVD drive to read backup discs


RazorX2014 wrote:if you really want to go all professional you could use connectors so you can plug and unplug the xeno whenever you need too
Connectors on a Xeno is far from professional
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by RazorX2014 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:05 am

i ment from a testing point of view setting it up so its like plug and play and if somethings not working it can simply be unplugged to test if its that
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:40 am

Should the wiiey fusion automaticly start the sd card or after i pressed pin 29 for the first time?

It tries to read but it ends up in a read loop. And with swiss it shows me an error ready disk and that i have changed the disk.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:58 am

No need to remove to Xeno to test if it interferes. Just solder a switch between the logo and ground, it will let you disable it entirely, as if it wasn't there.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:11 pm

Could someone explain me how to test this with swiss on wiikey? I did it like mega said besides that i have load swiss from my wiikey then removed the sd card while i am in swiss and reset pin 29. then i wanted to load the disk and after that swiss gives me an error that i have changed the disk. Is this correct?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:01 pm

i highly suggest to remove WKF firmware 1.3 for now
flash the firmware to 1.0 swiss autoboot and use a fat32 SD card for now

reason i suggest is there are to many pain in the ass workarounds that have to be performed....
if you had swiss on flash, then you could very easily just boot into swiss and try to read from DVD within swiss...
this makes testing so much faster and there is no messing around with a pin29 switch...



WKF firmware can be very confusing to use unless you have a high understanding of how it is suppose to work....and in your case, troubleshooting, using WKF firmware is not the best was to go about this just to confirm if your hardware is fully functional and properly connected...
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:33 pm

Ok will report tomorrow after flashing swiss on my wkf.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:58 pm

I have flashed swiss on the wiikey. Now swiss doesnt load and I get every time an error which says: this disc cant get read I should read the manual.

After that I desoldered everything for the fourth time. Cleaned every solderpoint and use new wires. After new solder I messured every pin one more time for bridges and connection. No errors. I gave it also to my father and he messured also everything and he also said that everything seems to be correct.

I also have changed the ffc cables.

Now what should i do next? It also seems that my wiikey doesnt start swiss automaticly. The blue light also doesnt flashes anymore when I push the NC switch.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by DerGali » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:19 pm

I had this Problem too, Flashing doesn't work anytime correctly....
Now its time for recovery flashing the Wiikey Fusion
http://www.eurasia.nu/mirrors/wiikey_fu ... loads.html
Did you use a SD-Gecko for flashing?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:24 pm

Yes i used sd gecko.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:31 pm

Ok seems i have a bigger problem than thought before. I have prepares the recovery image but my cube or wiikey doesnt recognize it. It doesnt react on my sd card.

When i put another one in, the cube says the dvd isnt readable should read the manual. But when no sd card is in the cube gives me no error message.

Edit:
I have recognized that the led on my wiikey doesnt flashes that bright like in other videos I have watched. Before i flashed the firmware it worked and now nothing more.

I am 100% shure the wirement is correct and I am also 100% shure the recovery sd card is correct but after flashing swiss nothing works anymore. Neither swiss nor wiikey. Could any one give me some support?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by MockyLock » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:55 pm

It may seems dumb but, is your WKF switch setting OK ?
I mean, are you reaaly sure it match your GC ?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:23 am

IRC
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by yamaharacer » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:28 am

Yeah my settings are pal. Mega you sad you are on irc which channel and what time? Will go online tomorrow couse today I have to work with my brother.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:59 am

#gc-forever on efnet.
Mega is up pretty often (at least he's there when I am).
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by RazorX2014 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:26 pm

i haven't been on mIRC for years i think i will set it up too :D
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