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Remove Nintendo GameCube Optical Drive Assembly

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  • Autor: dcarlin
  • Tiempo estimado: 10 minutos
  • Dificultad: Moderar

This guide shows how to separate the GameCube's optical drive assembly from the motherboard.

Paso 1 Optical Drive Assembly  ¶ 

The left side of the unit contains the cooling fan and its housing. Carefully remove the two (2) screws attaching the cooling fan housing to the unit. Do not detach the red and black cooling fan wire from the main unit.(red wire)

Paso 1 Optical Drive Assembly  ¶ 

  • The left side of the unit contains the cooling fan and its housing. Carefully remove the two (2) screws attaching the cooling fan housing to the unit.

  • Do not detach the red and black cooling fan wire from the main unit.(red wire)

Paso 2  ¶ 

Remove the four (4) Phillips #1 screws retaining the ground springs (outlined in teal). Carefully remove the ground springs from the main unit as shown in the second photograph.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the four (4) Phillips #1 screws retaining the ground springs (outlined in teal).

  • Carefully remove the ground springs from the main unit as shown in the second photograph.

Paso 3  ¶ 

The optical drive is secured to a metal plate. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew the twelve (12) screws that are around the outer edge of the optical drive (circled in red).

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • The optical drive is secured to a metal plate.

  • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew the twelve (12) screws that are around the outer edge of the optical drive (circled in red).

Paso 4  ¶ 

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 (picture 3).

Paso 4  ¶ 

  • 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 (picture 3).