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Can't save on a game? I Can Help! Battery Repair!

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 4:50 PM by Kura
Updated February 9th, 2012 at 5:00 AM by Kura

** Yours might be gone already! Check the bottom for more info!

Hey guys! I was just wondering if any of you guys needed your battery replaced for any of your game cartridges on these systems: Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advanced, NES, and SNES?
I can sort that out for you! :3 More info in the spoiler below:


I figure since you guys may play old poke-games on here (or any other games,) that I would extend my boyfriend's services (on here he is AlgoFonix) for repairing the battery on any of your old cartridges for the consoles listed above.
Right now he has a thread going at another forum, but unfortunately that forum is invite only because they are a private tracker for classic games.

He uses fresh batteries with solder tabs rather than reusing the solder tabs that are pre-existing on your cartridge or removed with your old battery, so that everything is new and nothing is recycled. He believes in repairing the proper way instead of taking any lazy way out; so this way, he solders safely to the new tabs and he wont be heating the battery or potentially limiting its lifespan. :3

He can do this for you for $10 USD (not including shipping) for your Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advanced, NES, and SNES cartridges. Unfortunately he only takes payment through paypal. ;o;

If you're interested in this, you can leave me a PM, leave him a PM here -->
or leave a message in this journal.

For extra security, he is willing to set up a private ebay listing for you (he has all positive feedback.)
Or if you don't want to pay for an ebay listing fee, he can also host this on another forum he buys frequently on where he is also a very reputable member. (You can ask him or I for the link at any time.)

Thanks for reading!

Extra battery info: Typically a cartridge battery actually may last you anywhere from 10-15 years. However some may last longer or shorter depending on the make and manufacture date. You may find that some of your games have already experienced this (you can't save or when you try to save it doesn't hold your save.) Installing a new battery will give you, on average, an extra 10-15 years of gameplay.

P.S. If this is not allowed in this blog, please let me know and I will take it down, thanks!
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    Sydian's Avatar
    -is too busy crying at this realization and doesn't pay attention to the good news of this blog-
    Posted February 8th, 2012 at 5:34 PM by Sydian Sydian is offline
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    TwilightBlade's Avatar
    Uhh like... for example, will removing my Crystal's original battery delete its save file then? ;-;
    Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:04 PM by TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar
    I do believe it will TB, since it will be cutting the power to the memory the save data is stored on.
    Posted February 8th, 2012 at 11:13 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    Originally Posted by TwilightBlade View Comment
    Uhh like... for example, will removing my Crystal's original battery delete its save file then?
    Yes it will, but speaking honestly it's going to die soon eventually and you'll lose your save anyways. Though, you might be able to squeeze a couple years from it. It's up to you whether you intend to play it later again or not and have it for another 10-15 years.

    You also might as well check your game now if you haven't in a while. I know my brother's Silver version died like 6 years ago but my Gold version is still good. It really just depends on when Nintendo's batteries got manufactured for your particular game.

    If you have any other games you want to fix, or if you want to wait a while and get it fixed after, you can always PM me (or even VM me) and we can work something out :3
    Posted February 9th, 2012 at 4:59 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    fenyx4's Avatar
    Interesting...I'll try to keep this in mind for future reference; thanks for the info. My FireRed and Emerald cartridges seem to be working fine now, and I would think that Emerald has a bit more longevity on it. I plan to restart my FireRed file soon, but restarting Emerald is indefinite at this point...

    I've clocked in 700+ hours on Emerald right now IIRC...if that save file were to be lost due to internal battery failure; I'd probably be devastated. :cer_cry:
    Posted February 13th, 2012 at 10:58 AM by fenyx4 fenyx4 is offline
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    Gonzo's Avatar
    I changed all my batteries two years ago. Hooray for 13 years of playing :3
    Posted April 28th, 2012 at 9:23 AM by Gonzo Gonzo is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    That's awesome Gonz0! :3 You got the right idea! .o. Hope you're using the proper japanese batteries though. Someone I know had it explode on them from using the ones from China @[email protected]
    Posted April 28th, 2012 at 9:51 AM by Kura Kura is offline

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