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Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby dtp30 » Mon May 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Anyone know if it is possible to add a DVD drive activity led to the game cube??

I have been searching for Schematics.. but nothing has come up yet.

I'm guessing there is an activity line to drive a transistor then to a led? Bi colour were the power led is?

Anyone done it? (Or thought about it?)

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby megalomaniac » Thu May 28, 2015 2:14 am

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby dtp30 » Sun May 31, 2015 12:38 pm

Thanks!! Thats a good start.... I wish i could find Schmatics for the GC.. or atleast the DVD drive and interface... I thought where the mod chip attaches.. one of those pins might have been it....

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby Streetwalker » Sun May 31, 2015 2:06 pm

http://www.gc-forever.com/yagcd/chap2.html#sec2.4.1.5
Hint : you could have 8 LEDs if you wanted to.

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby megalomaniac » Sun May 31, 2015 5:25 pm

do you still need a schematic?
...this pic should show all you need...


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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby andre104623 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:02 am

megalomaniac wrote:do you still need a schematic?
...this pic should show all you need...


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LOL. No resistor? Might be a good idea depending on what color LED you use. Some have different voltage ratings.

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby megalomaniac » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:27 am

its only a 3v data signal
sure you can add a resistor, but why bother??
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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby andre104623 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:45 am

megalomaniac wrote:its only a 3v data signal
sure you can add a resistor, but why bother??

Good point I didn't know it was only 3 volts I was thinking 5 volts

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby unknowntrojan » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:35 am

If you are New To electronics, i would suggest you to buy an Arduino Starter kit or a clone like the Elegoo Starter kit. These have great examples and pictures to make you understand electronics Vetter.

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Re: Add DVD drive activity LED??

Postby unknowntrojan » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:36 am

Sorry, better. Autocorrect in german sucks.

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