GBA battery broked....

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Harsky, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Harsky
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    After putting it off, I finally ordered a triwing screwdriver. First thing I did was open up a bunch of GBA carts I bought in Hong Kong where the battery died and the games can't save anymore. Anyways, inside, it looked like the battery was soldered on but the real question is, can I solder them off and what kind of battery can I use as the replacement? Will the ordinary silver pill battery work?
     
  2. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i have same problem with my Zelda here [​IMG]
     
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i just brought out the damn battery, which is a "1620".
    i'm gonna buy a new one and replace it, hope it works.
    replacing will be harder since i cannot "Solder" as the factory did, but i have to do something similiar. luckily i have a friend which is an expert, i will take it over there, he is crazy for these stuff.
    basicly i'm doing it for a friend, since my G6 will be her in like 9days. [​IMG]
    wish me luck!
     
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    It shouldnt be too hard, but good luck!

     
  6. ShadowStitch

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    Something you might look into -- depending on the type of battery, many electronics houses sell batteries with 'soldering tabs' already attached to them. This makes the job a lot easier.

    If it's a large game, like a SNES or NES cart, it's easier to just mount a battery holder inside of it, then snap the battery into that.

    Soldering directly to a battery can be dangerous, as the heat can cause it to leak or explode.
     
  7. Jive3D

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    I have the same problem - my Flash2Advance 256's battery finally died and it looks like it will be quite the task if I try to replace it. The metal tabs that hold the battery appear soldiered or glued to the battery and I am unsure of what to do. I wish they made flash carts so that you could easily replace the battery a-la snap in like replacing a watch battery in most cases. The only apparent alternative if you don't have skills with the soldiering iron is dropping another $100 on a new flash cart - and well, that kinda sucks.

    I think I am going to pick up a new GBA devoted flash cart b/c of this reason, and was considering the supercard sd as an option, but I'm guessing that this battery problem is something on ALL GBA flash cards [and nds too I guess?] Are there any cards that either do not use a battery [I'm guessing they all NEED a battery to retain the .save] or carts that have batteries that are easier to replace?
     
  8. mikeosoft

    mikeosoft GBAtemp Regular

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    if you can't unsolder the chip why not cut the leads off and solder wires directly from the battery points on the pcb to a battery holder from radioshack?....
     
  9. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i did it finally 4days ago.
    radioshack?! what r u talkin about!
    i live in Iran, in Asia, we dont have Credit Card or copyright or anything!! [​IMG])
    anyway, i tried 2 nights to put the battery inside the cartridge but i couldnt, so i solderd 2 wires and put the battery out of cartridge, its working till now, when u wanna play, the battery's case is under the gba, its not professional word nor i am professional but its good for my friend, so he CAN basicly finish the game.
    i didnt have voltmeter or anything to test my soldering so it was even harder for me to do it.
    thnx for all help.
     
  10. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    It always makes me wonder why they make the batteries hard to remove. By the time the battery runs out the product should have stopped selling.