Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - saving Problems

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Mar 24, 2008
  1. ArvinaLove
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    Hey guys, a few years back I purchased a game from some asian guy at my school. It was clearly a fake game cartridge with a rom loaded on to it but worked perfectly. I had been playing it for around a year and then stopped playing for another year. Just a few days ago I decided to start and a new game. I did so and I started playing and then saved. But when I turn my GBA back on there is no save data [​IMG] I don't want to leave my GBA on forever [​IMG] Please help in trying to find a solution! Thanks!
     
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    Dead battery, perhaps.

    In the cartridge, I mean.

    A tri-wing screwdriver, and a new battery, would fix that easily enough.
     
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    Thanks, but where can i get a replacement battery?
     
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    Well, once you have the cartridge opened, you can see what battery it is you need ... there will be a model number embossed on the battery's surface.

    Once you know that, you can either take the battery with you ... I recommend taking it to a watch shop, to find a match ... or use the model number to do a search online for a replacement.

    I believe that model of the battery is either CR 2032 or CR 2025 ... I may be wrong.

    Also, if upon opening it, there is no battery inside ... they don't all need batteries to hold save game information ... then I do not know what to suggest, sorry.
     
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    Thanks for your help none the less. I will try it out [​IMG]
     
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    No worries ... hope you get it sorted.
     
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    Do you think fiddeling around with the battery in there will work?
     
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    It Could, but not for long... your best bet is to get a new battery
     
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    How much do they cost (roughly)? And does it require soldering?
     
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    No soldering required ... soldering a battery is not a wise move.
     
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    xD I just realized what i asked after posting. would not be a good idea at all :/ [​IMG]
     
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    The price should be only about $2 or so, for one of those batteries.
     
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    awesome. thanks a bunch. if you guys know any other ways to fix this problem, even for other games, please suugest [​IMG]
     
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    Did you SRAM patch the rom before you put it on the flashcard?
     
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    It's not a flashcard, it's one of the Asian bootleg carts, that they try to pass off as legit.
     
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    exactly [​IMG] its my only bootleg game for GBA and worked perfectly before :/
     
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    by the way is there anyway to use a usb connector to connect a game cartridge chip (after opening it up) to your computer? Like take each wire and match it with a specificm chip thingy etc. or maybe a tut on how to do so?
     
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    I dont know
     

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