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Offline arlips

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D'oh! I installed my CIC upside down. Is my ED64 fried?
« on: August 29, 2013, 01:19 PM »
So I don't have much experience soldering PIC chips and when I went to solder on the CIC chip I took out of Quarterback Club '99 I assumed the writing on the CIC chip should be facing the same way as the writing on the chips of the ED64.

Of course I wish I had seen this picture sooner which clearly displays the correct installation: http://www.medicina-ucr.com/Ev64/nn04.JPG

When I turn on the N64, needless to say it gives a black screen. But also the CIC chip gets incredibly hot very quickly. I'm willing to bet my CIC chip is fried, but is my Everdrive also ruined as well or can I just take out this CIC chip and pop in another (correctly)?

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Re: D'oh! I installed my CIC upside down. Is my ED64 fried?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 02:12 PM »
pop it out and put new one in properly...what u got 2 lose at this point anyway? besides with little soldering experience why didnt you just buy ED64 with cic pre-installed?
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 02:14 PM by dvd2vcd »
ED64 v2.5 - MEGAED X7 - TED v2.4 - SD2SNES rev F - EDN8 fami - EDGB X7 rev B

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Re: D'oh! I installed my CIC upside down. Is my ED64 fried?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 04:09 AM »
Don't worry, as long as you don't damage any trace while removing it, your Everdrive 64 will be fine.

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Re: D'oh! I installed my CIC upside down. Is my ED64 fried?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 08:30 PM »
Success! Desoldered the old CIC from QB Club '99 and put a different CIC in (Goldeneye) for good measure. Works like a charm now! Thank you for the reassurance.

@dvd2vcd: I probably should clarify.....I do have lots of soldering experience, just didn't have experience soldering PIC chips specifically. I wasn't about to fork over an extra $15+ for something I have in abundance lying around.

The soldering itself went without a hitch but I didn't realize I had the thing in upside down. Oopsie!


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Re: D'oh! I installed my CIC upside down. Is my ED64 fried?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 12:30 AM »
glad its sorted for you arlips :)
ED64 v2.5 - MEGAED X7 - TED v2.4 - SD2SNES rev F - EDN8 fami - EDGB X7 rev B