SuperCIC install guide

Handy Tools

Sodlering Iron & Hot air station

Thin Blade to lift the legs, Snips, pliers

Multimeter, Screwdrivers (Gamebit required to open the console)

Take your console apart and remove the motherboard and place it on a suitable heat resistant surface.

The first we want to do is remove the original CIC chip. Most commonly this is located at the bottom left of the board (as below) but can sometimes be found near the reset button

A hot air station is ideal for this job as it will remove the chip in a minute.. Once removed clean up any remaining bits of legs so we have nice clean pads to solder to.

The next step is where you need to be the most careful as now we need to lift leg 30 from PPU2 and leg 24 from PPU1. I use a thin blade and a soldering iron to lift the pins. Heat the leg then gently lift if using the blade to lever it up being careful not to lift any other pins in the process. Don't be to harsh as you do not want to break a pin off the PPU's or its game over.

Peel the film from the double sided tape on the rear of the PCB and stick it in a suitable location.

Start with connecting the power to the chip, you can take power from the RAM chip, Pin 1 has 5v and pin 64 has ground.

The rest of the mod is now pretty simple, you will basically be connecting the wires from the CIC pins to marked pins on the PCB board.

Start connecting the 5 required CIC pads one by one on to the new PCB, you need to link CIC pads 1,2,7,8,10 & 11

Now link the two PPU pins that you lifted and connect them to the PPU pad on the PCB

now its time to fit the LED, grab your controller from panel

Desolder the original LED from the front panel. A quick way to do this is to heat the solder on the original legs and gently pull on the LED with long nose pliers but don't be to harsh. If that doesn't work for you, remove the old solder with a solder pump or braid then the LED will be free to remove

Place the new LED in to the space where the original LED was, bend the negative leg (longest leg) so you can solder the to original negative pad.

Solder the wires from the two remaining legs to the LED pads on the PCB

I would normally use a multimeter to check all the connections have continuity and you have not shorted any of the CIC pins together.

And that's it done.