This little guy sits inside your GameCube, soldered to the underside of your optical drive.
What is this thing?!
The XenoGC is a drive chip it differs slightly from a modchip, it doesn’t replace or modify the user interface, instead it bypasses restrictions via the optical drive.
What can I do with it?
You can boot all import games, backups of games, also you can boot original and backup copies of multi disc games (with the versions we sell).
How do I install it?
There are three ways you can go about this.
- ‘Wireless’ – A tad misleading, you sit the Xeno flush with the board and use solder to bridge between the pads on the optical drive and the castellations (‘half holes’) on the XenoGC.
- Wires – If you aren’t good at soldering, use wires (or if your iron is junk). Secure the Xeno close by the points on the optical drive where you will be soldering, use some mod wire (we sell two types, both will work) and solder away!
- Install Service – send the console (or just optical drive) to us and we’ll do the surgery for you.
Where can I get blank discs?
The gamecube uses 8cm ‘mini’ DVD’s, please avoid DVD+/-RW 🙂 .
We get high quality blank media in-stock from time to time, follow us on Facebook to be the first to find out.
A lot of guides say to ‘adjust pots’?
The laser diodes inside the optical pickup are current limited to avoid damage (same thing as LEDs). When these diodes age, they require more current to achieve the same output. ‘Pots’ are potentiometers, long story short, they limit current to the diodes. Reducing their resistance increases current to the diodes and makes their output increase.
Yes you can damage the laser diodes adjusting current limit if you go to far.
BEFORE you adjust the current limit, please clean the drive, there are some good guides on youtube (look up about cleaning optical pickups in general). Usually it’s just dust getting places it shouldn’t be 🙂