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GameCube with GCVideo, Qoob Pro and IcedCube Case

This is a GameCube that I acquired recently. It has a true HDMI output and blue controller ports.

HDMI GameCube
HDMI GameCube

HDMI GameCube

Let’s have a look inside to see how it works and if there is room for some improvements.
First of all those ugly blinding controller port LEDs have to go. In the end I replaced the whole module instead of removing the hot glue mess.

Blue LED controller ports
Blue LED controller ports

Blue LED controller ports

This is the HDMI port with more hot glue and the Jp/US region switch.

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GCVideo-DVI

On a closer look we can see that this is a Pluto IIx HDMI FPGA board with the free available GCVideo-DVI. For firmware updates there is a serial port on the left.
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The drive is modified with a XenoGC chip.

XenoGC
XenoGC

I replaced the whole drive unit and added a Qoob Pro modchip.
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GCVideo-DVI

Qoob Pro

To enable the playback of 12 cm discs I used an old IcedCube case. It has a slot for the Qoob Pro USB connector.

IcedCube Case
IcedCube Case

IcedCube Case

Each and every component had to be removed and put into the new old case.
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IcedCube Case

IcedCube Case

IcedCube Case

IcedCube Case

A close-up of the HDMI port. I had no use for the region switch and hid it inside.
IcedCube Case

A close-up of the Qoob Pro modchip.

Qoob Pro
Qoob Pro

A few finishing touches: Broadband Adapter (DOL-15) and Game Boy Player (DOL-17).

Broadband Adapter DOL-015
Broadband Adapter DOL-015

Game Boy Player DOL-17
Game Boy Player DOL-17

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