- Aug 19, 2022
Again, if someone feels I need to change my PCBs, please, please tell me
A half decent hot air station will be able to remove the Megadrive clone board if mistakes are made. Just don't fully solder in the ground anchors.Finally, it was time to the Wii DVD drive PCB. The final boss, where I could put to the test everything I learnt so far, and some more. Unlike BadAss Consoles, I opted for a design where the PCB would sit directly on the GameCube PCB, as I did not feel confortable desoldering the GameCube DVD drive port. Is this a good idea? If so, what PCB thickness would one recommend for that?
Here is what this monster looks like; tracing was quite difficult this time, and some traces ended up quite long. If this is a breaking thing, PLEASE let me know, as once it's installed I'm not sure I'll be able to get it off!
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And here it is! I've already learnt so much for this project, that even if it doesn't work out, I'll still be happy with all my new skills
I don't have one, but I'll keep that in mind!A half decent hot air station will be able to remove the Megadrive clone board if mistakes are made.
Not until it works, or at all?Just don't fully solder in the ground anchors.
What would they be used for?Also you might need to put a few ground planes around the disc drive board
Yeah you just chuck a heap of vias around to connect the planes up.I just followed the tutorial I've been watching. I guess I could use both the front and back as ground planes, and connect them with a via then?
It's a JST connector of some kind, but I don't know its designation.I figured I could do a little bit more to make the Wii Drive board installation a bit cleaner and use this port to drive the power with a matching ribbon / cable. Can someone help me identify the kind of connector this is, as well as the name of the ribbon I would need?
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You are absolutely right, these are JST SH / SR.Yeah you just chuck a heap of vias around to connect the planes up.
It's a JST connector of some kind, but I don't know its designation.
You could measure the pitch and compare it to this https://www.mattmillman.com/info/crimpconnectors/common-jst-connector-types/