How to make your own Nintendo GameCube (and Wii) SD adapter 4th of Januari 2007



Introduction

I do not take any responsibility on what you do. If your GameCube,
Wii or anything else gets damaged in any way you yourself are responsible!






The guide

SD socket, SD card & GameCube memory card Pin layout
Name/Use Pin SD card Pin SD socket (specific) Pin GameCube memory card
CD/DAT3 1 11 9
DI 2 12 5
VSS (earth) 3 13 2 or 10
VDD (current) 4 14 4
Clock 5 15 11
VSS2 (earth*) 6 16 2 or 10
Connector Data Line 0 7 17 7

Image taken from the official PDF document made by Molex, see their website for copyright details.
What pins connect to what pins?
Wire number and color* Name/Use Pin SD socket (specific) Pin GameCube memory card Pin GameCube memory card
1. Green CD/DAT3 11 9 -
2. Pink DI 12 5 -
3. Red/White VSS (earth**) 13 2 or 10 -
4. Yellow VDD (current) 14 4 -
5. Gray Clock 15 11 -
6. Red/White VSS2 (earth**) 16 2 or 10 -
7. Black Connector Data Line 0 17 7 -
8. Black*** Sense; GameCube side only - 1 12
I hope you now have a nice GameCube SD adapter ;). Remember though, this guide isn't perfect (it is possible to retain the normal save function of your memory card if you know how. I don't so I did not incorporate this into my guide).

-Simon "Scorpei" van de Berg



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