This is a GameCube that I acquired recently. It has a true HDMI output and blue controller ports.
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.
This is the HDMI port with more hot glue and the Jp/US region switch.
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.
The drive is modified with a XenoGC chip.
I replaced the whole drive unit and added a Qoob Pro modchip.
To enable the playback of 12 cm discs I used an old IcedCube case. It has a slot for the Qoob Pro USB connector.
A close-up of the Qoob Pro modchip.
A few finishing touches: Broadband Adapter (DOL-15) and Game Boy Player (DOL-17).