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How to Change Game Boy Cartridge Battery
Hi! I hope you can help me, I have a pokemon red gbc game, I have replaced the battery but it doesn´t save the game. I use the save option, and without removing the cartridge, turn off and on, but the game isn´t saved. The battery is new. Is it possible that the cartridge can no longer be repaired???
Yeah I'm just probably going to use electrical tape lol because I don't want to mess it up and I have no idea how to solder ?
Apparently they actually sell pre-soldered game batteries for gameboy games. These have the prongs and everything already soldered on to them. So all you need to do is buy a battery like this:http://www.amazon.com/CR2025-Tabbed-Replacement-Ba...And then de-solder the previous prongs form the other battery, and then solder on the new battery. BEWARE THOUGH! This may severely damage the cartridge and the battery if done improperly (especially letting the solder run over onto other circuits on the board or touching the metal of the iron to the circuits) while following the method of leaving the gameboy on whilst running the game.However, that's if you feel bold enough to try that. I understand the concern for tape, but oddly enough mine is still running strong and hasn't come off, and I even used plain ol' blue painter's tape! But then again, I've been very careful with the game just in case :)A good option is to use a kind of tape that is very sticky and not liable to come off, whilst also not interfering with the flow of power in the battery (no metal tape or any tape with conductive materials in it). Electrical tape would do, but if you're feeling particularly masculine, just use duct tape!
You're very welcome! I'm glad I was able to help so many people!Just go into the operation with the mindset that your save may be destroyed, and make sure that you'd be able to move on in life again if it happens! It's like going into a surgery with the idea you may lose your leg. Life just wouldn't be the same! :)
This method I've outlined in the Instructable works for ALL gameboy games that use batteries. It doesn't matter what game you use. I merely used Pokemon Crystal because it was the only one I had that had a bad battery.
Hey I have a question lol, I have seen many articles about how to replace the save battery but idk which is the safest way to do it. I read on your that soldering could melt the battery, but I also saw if you use tape it might not always stay. What do you think would be the best way to fix my Pokemon silver game
if i already have a save file on it and i change the battery will anything happen to the save file for pokemon red version
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Thank you for the awesome instructable! I don't have the battery required for this operation, but when I get it, I hope it works. I have Pokemon Gold for the GB Color and get so mad when nothing I do is saved.
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