From: Alan Hammond <ahammond@ee...> - 2005-03-22 14:49:35
The best bet is usually to scrape off the solder mask and then bodge it
to the exposed track. Theres a lot of examples of this over at the gcdev
If you have problems, you can buy premade sd adaptors at my site
http://www.gamesfairy.co.uk as well as preconfigured Action Replay.
> I'm building an SD card adapter. I'd love to hear from anyone that's
> done this before and has any suggestions. I bought a SD card connector
> (the female kind that receives a SD card) and opened up a third party
> memory card to pillage its connector. The memory card connector is
> just a card edge on the PCB, and the copper fingers are swallowed up
> entirely by the GameCube, so there doesn't seem to be any hope of
> soldering directly to the fingers. None of the important signals (cs,
> miso, mosi, clk) go through a via, so I can't get the signals there.
> The signals go straight into a block blob on the printed circuit
> board, so I can't solder to a leg on a chip either. In short, it
> doesn't look like this memory card's going to be of any use to me. The
> best bet seems to print my own circuit board, but I don't have any
> experience with that, and I doubt it would be cheaper than
> buying/importing a SD card adapter.
> So, any suggestions? If you've built an adapter, how'd you do it?
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