Dan aka citrus3000psi has just tweeted a teaser of the next revision GCLoader: One that requires no soldering at all!
As shown in the picture above, Dan was able to source a connector that allowed you to simply remove the DVD drive and plug the GCloader in it’s place. I honestly didn’t think the original installation was too bad, as Dan included a really nice ribbon cable that allowed you to just solder a few large pins…but no soldering at all is always better! While there’s a ton of screws in the GameCube, none are challenging to remove, so this really is an easy solution that anyone with just a small amount of patience can handle.
The new version performs exactly the same as the original and is still compatible with the really cool SD mount from LaserBear: https://www.retrorgb.com/gc-loader-3d-printed-sd-mount.html
No pre-orders are open yet, but they’ll go on sale as soon as they’re in!: https://shop.dansprojects.com/gc-loader.html
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Introducing GC Loader PNP. Now a 100% solder free installation. Each unit will include a drive connector. PCB production will start right after Chinese New Year. pic.twitter.com/pC79su81Uj
— Dan Kunz (@citrus3000psi) January 27, 2020