Introduction: How to Replace a GBC Cartridge Battery


Does Your GBC Game Not Save? Do You Want It To Save?
If Yes, Read This.

IF YOU DO THIS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE!

What You Need:
2025 Or 2032 Battery (2032 Is Longer Lasting)
Tool To Open Screw
Soldering Iron
Soldier
Multimeter(OPTIONAL)
Wire
Electrical Tape

Step 1: Open the Cartridge

Use Pliers,Screwdriver,Tweezers Or Anything That Will Open The Tamper-Proof Screw

Then Slide The Cartridge Open

Step 2: Test the Battery

BEFORE You De-Soldier The Battery, Test It With A Multimeter. Full Battery Should Be 3.0 Volts

IF BATTERY IS GOOD, DO NOT CONTINUE
NEXT STEP IS RISKY!

Step 3: De-Soldier the Battery

Just De-Soldier The 2 Points That Are Marked In The Image

Should End Up Like The Image

Step 4: Soldier Wires

Soldier 2 wires to the points shown in the image
Attach Piece Of Tape As Shown

READ THE IMAGE NOTES (yellow boxes)

Careful! Soldering Irons Are Hot!

Step 5: Insert and Tape Battery

NEGATIVE SIDE UP

Step 6: Close Up

If It Doesn't Fit,  Try Again

Slide the cover back on

If You Want, Reinstall Screw

Comments

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Joe+Martin made it!(author)2010-07-17

It always seems to be Silver, I've got two copys that I have replaced to battery and they're flat again. I'll stick with Gold ;) A good method if you've got the coin cells lying about, I'd still be tempted to solder some tabs to the battery just in case though.

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JoeComputerman1996 made it!(author)2010-07-17

You Cant Soldier A Battery

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Joe+Martin made it!(author)2010-07-18

You can! haha In electronics I used to solder together AAs to make battery packs. Takes a bit of practice but it's pretty simple when you've learned how

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Travpena made it!(author)2011-07-20

you should make an instructable, that sounds like something worth knowing.

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frollard made it!(author)2010-07-17

I've done it - but without a heatsink on the battery you risk a lithium fire :S

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JoeComputerman1996 made it!(author)2010-07-18

Oh, Sorry

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toogers made it!(author)2010-09-09

argh, Pokemon yellow uses cr-1616, I CAN'T FIND THEM ANYWHERE!!

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JoeComputerman1996 made it!(author)2010-09-10

try ordering online

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frollard made it!(author)2010-07-16

Also, it's not hard to find tabbed 2032 batteries, and these you can directly solder back to the cartridge. Good ible!

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JoeComputerman1996 made it!(author)2010-07-16

I Realized That, I rushed a little and had lack of resources