GBA game cart no longer saves

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by celentt, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. celentt

    celentt GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 6, 2006
    One of my GBA carts no longer retains new save files, but the old save is still intact
    is there a way to fix this problem? or extract my save?


    edit *. oops found the other thread, BUT still no answer to whether a DIY job is possible - replacing the battery
  2. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    I'm not sure which other thread you found, there's other threads about cartridge batteries here and here. The second one mentions that only some games have a battery in them, so it depends which game you're talking about.

    To extract the save you need a program called Rein (I don't know anything about it, just the name so you'll have to do a search for more info).
    [Edit] Wrong again! I fail at life today [​IMG]
  3. imgod22222

    imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    United States
    reinmoon extracts the saves from retail DS carts and puts them onto a slot 2 (CHECK THE WIKI, nobody does..)
  4. celentt

    celentt GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 6, 2006
    Thanks Psyfira for the extra links,
    probably gonna go get a 1616 or 1620 calculator battery tomorrow and do some soldering.

    lets say there's still a save on the cart, will it disappear when the battery is removed and replaced?
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