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Replacing Cartridge Batteries

Posted: July 26th, 2017, 7:58 pm
by scotland
If you need to replace a cartridge battery, this Reddit post might help

https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/6prmhj/psa_if_youre_going_to_replace_the_battery_in_an/
It has a little guide on replacing the batteries.

Part of the advice is to buy them with the solder tabs, like these, and solder (not tape) them in.
https://www.amazon.com/Batteries-Bundled-ThemToys-Triwing-Screwdriver/dp/B06WW7RQ35/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1501113038&sr=8-2&keywords=CR2032+solder+tabs

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Re: Replacing Cartridge Batteries

Posted: July 27th, 2017, 8:14 pm
by lynchie137
A quick question: Is there any way to replace a dead battery in a Sega Genesis cart? Specifically the ones in Electronic Arts/ EA Sports games? I have a few EA sports titles in which the batteries inside have bit the dust, and I'm wondering if it's possible to replace/fix them without damaging the actual cartridge itself.

Re: Replacing Cartridge Batteries

Posted: July 29th, 2017, 1:31 am
by Breaker
lynchie137 wrote:A quick question: Is there any way to replace a dead battery in a Sega Genesis cart? Specifically the ones in Electronic Arts/ EA Sports games? I have a few EA sports titles in which the batteries inside have bit the dust, and I'm wondering if it's possible to replace/fix them without damaging the actual cartridge itself.


It is possible, as I've had it done on a couple of my EA Sports carts. I did not do it myself; one of my local game stores offers the service. I think they charged me $4 a game to do it, and did it while I waited. Took about 25 minutes total for two carts.

Re: Replacing Cartridge Batteries

Posted: July 31st, 2017, 7:53 pm
by lynchie137
Breaker wrote:
lynchie137 wrote:A quick question: Is there any way to replace a dead battery in a Sega Genesis cart? Specifically the ones in Electronic Arts/ EA Sports games? I have a few EA sports titles in which the batteries inside have bit the dust, and I'm wondering if it's possible to replace/fix them without damaging the actual cartridge itself.


It is possible, as I've had it done on a couple of my EA Sports carts. I did not do it myself; one of my local game stores offers the service. I think they charged me $4 a game to do it, and did it while I waited. Took about 25 minutes total for two carts.


I'll have to look into this. Thanks, man.