Remember this bad boy I picked up in Spain for 40€, with power supply but no controller? Well it was a bargain but it was dusty as shit so I decided to open it up and clean it out.
Nintendo usually screwed their shit together with these things called security screws. I dont really get the security it in, you can order the bits for these screws for a few euros off eBay. I didn’t however at this stage have a turning handle thingy so my pocket pilers made do.
Taking off the top unit, it was pretty dusty inside too. GameCube games are still kinda expensive so I only got one at first, the really shitty Top Gun but Tim since picked me up “The Simpsons: Road Rage” on his last trip to Ireland and I’m stoked to be able to play one of my favorite games on the original unit.
I am fascinated with Nintendo serial numbers, so here is one, right on the fan assembly.
Unit and lid together. Lid unit was easily washed in warm soapy water with a gentle brush to get all the dirt out of the bits.
The drive aseembled unscrewed actually to reveal the motherboard below with a big ass heat sink attached to the CPU and main chips. The fan is positioned right to the side of this heat sink blowing air over it.