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  1. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Top Case: passo 1, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Top Case: passo 1, imagem 2 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Top Case: passo 1, imagem 3 %32
    • Turn over the Gamecube so that the bottom side is facing up.

    • Use the 4.5 mm Gamebit screwdriver to remove all four screws.

  2. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 2, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 2, imagem 2 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 2, imagem 3 %32
    • With the bottom side of the GameCube facing upward and the screws removed, carefully pull the outer shell of the unit away from the top half.

    • Move the GameCube so that the inside is facing upwards.

  3. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Removing the back panel: passo 3, imagem 1 %32
    • Gently press down on the clips located on either side of the back panel.

    • Carefully remove the back panel from the GameCube.

  4. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 4, imagem 1 %32
    • Unclip the controller ports at the front of the unit.

    • A ribbon cable (outlined in orange) is still attached to the unit. Do Not Disconnect This Cable.

    • Controller ports are where the controllers plug into the game console, and are a half circular shape.

  5. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Separate the casing: passo 5, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Separate the casing: passo 5, imagem 2 %32
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on the back of the control port.

    • Carefully separate the gray outer casing of the control port and the circuit board.

  6. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Remove Nintendo GameCube Optical Drive Assembly: passo 6, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Remove Nintendo GameCube Optical Drive Assembly: passo 6, imagem 2 %32
    • The left side of the unit contains the cooling fan and its housing.

    • Carefully remove the two screws attaching the cooling fan housing to the unit.

    • Do not detach the red and black cooling fan wire from the main unit. Boxed in orange.

  7. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 7, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 7, imagem 2 %32
    • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws retaining the ground springs.

    • Carefully remove the ground springs from the main unit.

  8. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 8, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 8, imagem 2 %32
    • The optical drive is secured to a metal plate.

    • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew the twelve screws that are around the outer edge of the optical drive.

  9. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Remove the assembly: passo 9, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Remove the assembly: passo 9, imagem 2 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Remove the assembly: passo 9, imagem 3 %32
    • Carefully separate the optical drive assembly from the rest of the GameCube unit.

    • The optical drive assembly is secured to the motherboard underneath by a slot; some force may be required to carefully free the assembly.

    • The metal plate and the actual optical drive will remain attached.

  10. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Motherboard: passo 10, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Motherboard: passo 10, imagem 2 %32
    • With the Optical Drive Assembly removed, your GameCube should now look like this.

    • Remove the 6 screws (circled in orange) on the heat sink using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

  11. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 11, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 11, imagem 2 %32
    • Gently lift the motherboard from base (as shown in second picture).

  12. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 12, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch: passo 12, imagem 2 %32
    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the motherboard with the front panel.

    • At this point you can replace the old motherboard with a new one and enjoy your now-functional GameCube!

  13. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Teardown completed: passo 13, imagem 1 %32
    • Locate the R5 and R6 pads.

    • They are situated to the right of where the heat sink's back middle screw was. If you are working with an American system (like me), the R5 pads will be empty. On a Japanese console, R6 will be empty.

  14. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Make connections: passo 14, imagem 1 %32
    • Solder the wires to either side of the empty pad (R5 for American consoles, R6 for Japanese).

    • US products are NTSC-U format, while Japanese NTSC-J. European models are PAL and are not addressed in this guide.

  15. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Quality control: passo 15, imagem 1 %32
    • Make sure that the wires are not soldered to each other. If they are, this will become a permanent change.

    • When reinstalling the heat sink, I used a bit of electrical tape to avoid shorting the R5 connections.

  16. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Install the switch: passo 16, imagem 1 %32
    • Insert the switch. In this example, a slot was removed from the vent to allow a larger switch. Make sure your switch is firmly attached and that its position will allow it to fit into the system.

  17. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Making connections: passo 17, imagem 1 %32
    • Solder the two sides from the R pads to your switch. Attach one to either middle terminal and attach the other wire to the terminal above or below the other.

    • Use a two pole double throw switch if you want to add an indicator light.

  18. Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Get it together: passo 18, imagem 1 %32 Nintendo GameCube Regional Modification Selector Switch, Get it together: passo 18, imagem 2 %32
    • Reassemble. Route the new wires so that they won't be pinched during reassembly and be sure they can't get pulled.

    • Make sure you reverse the directions exactly or you'll find yourself doing steps over.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Grandmaster Xiffle

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great instructions, it really works but now how do i translate the japanese game (Muscle Champion KINNIKUZIMA NO Kessen

Thomas - Responder

There is no way to translate the game itself unless there’s an English option in the game somewhere.

Sandi Lorenz -

Hello, is there any way to switch my gamecube's region from Japan to US without Soldering? I want to keep my Gamecube in US mode and have no intention of switching between the two.

Owen Helm - Responder

Without soldering? Not really, but you don’t need to install a switch to make a permanent jump to NTSC-U (US mode). See the red text note on step 15 about how to avoid making a permanent connection. Hope this helps!

Grandmaster Xiffle -

What did you use for thermal paste replacement? Does it matter what kind?

gatchi - Responder

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