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Adding a USB port
« on: January 04, 2013, 12:38 PM »
I have an ED64 (board version 2.01 -- 13.02.2012) and it's identical to the one pictured on the website except that it's missing the USB port on the back side and a chip from the front side.

Can I just solder a USB port on or is that missing chip required for it to work? Can you recommend a USB port model number I can look for to buy one? Many thanks for a great product :D

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 04:00 AM »
What does a USB port add to the Everdrive that you can't do without one? Does it just allow you to change the contents of the SD Card without having to remove the SD Card from the Everdrive and insert it into your PC?

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 05:35 AM »
It not allow to change content on SD card. USB is a developers feature for "hot loading" and debug

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 10:26 AM »
Oh, I see. Thanks.

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 04:15 AM »
Thanks for the tips and a great product... going to see if I can install the usb port without messing anything up!

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 05:43 AM »
Can you find and use cheats in game via the USB port in a 'development' Everdrive64? As in, can you read/write to the memory while the game is running to alter its values? Thanks.

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 07:37 PM »
usb port controlled by N64 cpu, so game should have some code for usb handling, otherwise you can't anything do  with usb during gameplay

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 06:52 PM »
You need mini usb connector and FT245RL chip

oh krikzz, all the rest is already prepared!
i'm positiv surprised, after opening my cart to look if there are some minor parts (caps/resistors) missing, too. :D
thanks for that preparation service. ^^

« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 07:00 PM by saturnu »

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 07:37 PM »
my usb is now ready to use. ^^
i made some photos that might help you, if you want to upgrade, too.
but be warned - it's no beginners task, the ssop28 is very tiny :D
maybe you should practise on some broken devices first, i did so! ^^

you will need a gamebit or whatever to open the cart - or torx E4


the back-shilding has 2 philips-head screws


in my case i had to alter the shilding so it fits better and don't "sit on" the ed64 pcb


the location of the mini-usb-port


the location of the ft245rl. :D
my hint is to watch some yt vids first on how to solder such parts manually ^^


the hole for the usb-jack must be big enough, 'cause the port sits somehow deep inside the cart. ^^


my finished work :D


i printed a cover, too. it's from labels.arcade-tv.de and can be downloaded as a ready to print pdf


greetings, saturnu

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 09:00 PM »
And what will be the purpose of this add ?
I mean, do  you have some project in mind ?

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Yes i have some ideas. But... just let me surprise you. :D

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 03:05 AM »
Yes i have some ideas. But... just let me surprise you. :D

I have some ideas of what he might be cooking up.

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Re: Adding a USB port
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2014, 06:06 PM »
Planning to add a USB port to my EverDrive, but I'm not sure which USB mini B connector to buy. They seem to have slightly different dimensions with regards to the pin spacing and location of the plastic mounting pieces on the bottom. Would either of these work?

http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&itemSeq=156774850&uq=635455075742812110
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-HIROSE-UX60-MB-5ST-5-Pin-Female-USB-mini-B-SMD-Right-Angle-Connector-USA-/261450539764?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cdfaaa2f4