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First & Second Generations Discuss the first and second generation games: Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal.


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Old 04-20-2007, 06:49 PM
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Default Battery Replacement v1.2

THE GUIDE
Here is an excellent Step-by-Step tutorial for replacing your battery in your GSC cartridges:

http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15464

UNSCREWING THE CARTRIDGE

The hardest part for me in replacing the battery was getting the cartridge open. After replacing the battery of each type of cartridge (Gold, Silver, and Crystal), I've noticed that Crystal's screw at the back is in tightened a lot more than Gold or Silver's (both of which come off very easily). This is an optional tool for opening up any cartridge if you have the spare money: 3.8mm Gamebit Nintendo Cartridge Opening Security Tool. It isn't necessary but it could save you a lot of time and frustration.

OTHER NOTES ON CRYSTAL AND THE TABS

Not only is Crystal harder to open, the battery is more securely attached to the tabs than both Gold or Silver. Removing the tabs from the battery is very difficult especially when you want to keep the tab in decent shape. I'll show you a picture highlighting where the tabs are fused to the battery:
Crystal has 4 fusion points if I remember correctly so it is more time consuming. I tried using the method provided in the guide but it would have just ripped the tab apart. What I did was I got an X-Acto Knife and filed the points just a little bit and torqued it off with the knife.

!WARNING!

If you are younger and/or have never used a soldering iron then I would HIGHLY suggest you get a parent or experienced brother or sister to do this for you. I have been burned by a soldering iron and I can tell you that is not very fun at all . Using the charge from a disposable camera will also give you a good jolt if your not careful.

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Old 04-20-2007, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Battery Replacement

Great thanks, this will help MANY people, nice one Ness =)
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:06 PM
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Great thanks, this will help MANY people, nice one Ness =)
Haha thanks, well I didn't do anything but provide a link . Hopefully it will revive some interest in GSC.
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3rd post!
Thanks for that turorial. My Pokemon Gold won't save but still works fine.
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Wont there be a good chance of damaging the game itself?
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Wont there be a good chance of damaging the game itself?
If you be gentle and know how to use a soldering iron (to some extent) the game shouldn't be damaged. If you are younger or have had no experience then I would get someone experienced to supervise.

Bear in mind you are doing this to cartridges that don't save and so for the most part are useless at this point so there isn't much else to go but up.
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Default Re: Battery Replacement

Ooh, thanks for posting this! ^^ Now I don't have to stress about my games dying anymore, and I can get my dad to fix my Silver cartridge. =)
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Ooh, thanks for posting this! ^^ Now I don't have to stress about my games dying anymore, and I can get my dad to fix my Silver cartridge. =)
Ya but you'll still loose the game that you already had.
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Ya but you'll still loose the game that you already had.
This is true unfortunately. So before you do it make sure that your transfer your Pokemon to another game or else you WILL lose it.
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But if you have to do this that would already mean that your game can't save, isn't that true?
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How long is the lifespan of a G/S cartridge, generally? And how much does playing with it affect it?
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How long is the lifespan of a G/S cartridge, generally? And how much does playing with it affect it?
I THINK it is 7 years or something less.. not sure..
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Wait a sec is there seriously batteries in Pokemon catridges?
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Wait a sec is there seriously batteries in Pokemon catridges?
yeah, cells not batteries for like the old GBA
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How long is the lifespan of a G/S cartridge, generally? And how much does playing with it affect it?
5 to 8 years. Maybe more maybe less. I don't think playing or not playing will have much of an effect. Most Gameboy games have some kind of battery in it but you don't see them dying. I believe it's the crystal oscillator, which keeps the time, which has the biggest effect since it is constantly using the battery's energy.

You can however replace the battery with a newer one which should have a lot longer life.
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