View Full Version : GameCube region mod

01-18-2003, 09:17 PM
I just tried switched the region mod fix, outlined here:

The instructions are for modding a Japanese GC to play NA games. The method to do this to mod a US GC to play japanese is exactly the same as the instructions here, except, you are switching jumper R5, instead of jumper R6. No traces need to be cut.

Warning! Better get it on right the first time. The solder points are SMALL, I mean SMALL! This is the finest solder point I have ver attempted. It would be very easy to lift the factory solder right off the jumper, leaving nothing for the switch to connect to, eliminating the possibility of ever doing the region mod.

Otherwise, it's great. Get a super tiny switch (SPST is fine), and you can mount it right on the inside of one of the air vents directly under the Digital AV out jack.

That is all. You may go back to your regularly scheduled threads.


01-18-2003, 09:36 PM
seem like cake!
i think the ps2 ones are smaller, not to mention you gotta do 13 of em. i think i was going blind.

01-19-2003, 01:37 AM
I've seen those solder pads. Egad! So small you could put half a grain of rice and it'd still cover *both* pads and the adjoining pads. Plus you got to remove a zillion screws to get to it. Well, OK, 4 on the bottom plus 18 for the disc player and finally 6 for the big heat sink.

AFAIK the PAL version is not modable, only NTSC (Japan and USA.)

01-19-2003, 10:38 AM
Yeah, the PAL version can't be modded. But does anyone know why?

01-19-2003, 11:07 AM
Yeah, the PAL version can't be modded. But does anyone know why?

Dunno. I don't know if anyone's actually tried to poke around the PAL GC and see what it takes to mod it.