GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

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Josh

GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

Postby Josh » February 15th, 2010, 9:22 pm

I have some credit at one of the gamestores that I usually trade with and I was thinking of getting Link's Awakening for the GBC to play on my son's GBA SP.

Do the batteries last on these things? I had trouble one time with a Zelda: Oracle of Seasons cartridge one time and I am a little weary of them.

However, I still have and original LoZ that still keeps its memory.

Is there any way to change the battery?

Pixelcade1
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GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

Postby Pixelcade1 » February 15th, 2010, 9:30 pm

My SMB Color still works and I've had that since launch. batteries are very easy to change. I've done it on some GBA games but it's the same on a GBC game just a bit easier because your work area is larger. If you need help I think I have a few links with pictures that might help you.

Oltobaz1
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GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

Postby Oltobaz1 » February 16th, 2010, 1:12 am

I encountered that issue twice: with my original Legend of Zelda,
the battery eventually died, and I bought once an used copy of Tactic
Ogre The Knight of Lodis on GBA, and the battery was dead. This is a rare
occurrence; however, it happens...

Josh

GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

Postby Josh » February 16th, 2010, 10:27 am

@pixlecade,

Yeah, I would appreciate some links.

I think I read some articles about changing the battery one time and it involved soldering. It doesn't seem to be that big a deal but I would like to see the steps.

Thanks

Pixelcade1
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GBC games - how long do the batteries last?

Postby Pixelcade1 » February 16th, 2010, 12:18 pm

Josh,

Do a search on youtube for "How to replace a save battery on Gameboy Games" or "Battery change on Gameboy Game" you'll get tons of step by step vids.

Here's a few links:
1.
2. (no soldering similar to what I did)

Most of them I noticed used a soldering iron. I was able to get the battery out of the prongs using a very small flat head screwdriver and then used a small amount of electrical tape to secure it.





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