ProGCC 47uF Capacitor Install Guide
For some ProGCC boards, there are intermittent disconnects associated with voltage dipping on the 3.3v line. This causes the microcontroller to brown-out or reset.
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Install a bulk capacitor (Electrolytic or Tantalum) rated for 6v or so with a capacitance value of 47uF.
Ceramic capacitors will not work for this solution.
Installing Electrolytic or Tantalum capacitors backwards can result in serious injury or burns. Please take proper precautions to ensure you install the capacitors correctly if you are doing this yourself!
Make sure not to flow too much solder onto the pads, excess solder will flow to the pad on the bottom side of the board and has the potential to cause a short to ground.
You can use this capacitor found on an original GameCube controller. Mind the fit as it may require some trimming of the plastic in the controller.
The capacitor needs to be tantalum or electrolytic.
- 6.0v to 6.3v rating (not higher, not lower)
- 47uF capacitance rating
- 2513 case code (mm) or 1206 case code (inches)
Here's a list of locations to order the component by country.
We recommend installing this capacitor on the right side of the PCB as shown below.