Pokemon gold cart freezing

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  1. Vondosaurusrex
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    I found my old gold version cart the other day while cleaning. It was up on the top shelf a cabinet I was clearing because there was a ceiling leak above it, and the game was a little wet

    I dried it out with rice and gave it a go. Surprisingly the game booted up just fine. However, when I went to start a new game because my old one was gone, the game froze after I tried to enter the time.

    I know now that the internal battery has probably gone kaput. Does anyone know if replacing it will make the game work again? thanks
     
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    Yeah, if it crashes when setting the clock then resetting the battery will fix it. It's really simple to replace.
     
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    I just used tape to replace it and it works perfectly.
     
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    I think it's just a personal thing, I tend to avoid tape on my electronics if I can help it. All that stickiness on my boards, bleh.
     
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    Yeah, that's understandable. but in this situation he probably won't be opening it back up again :P
     
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    I've made similar with my japanese silver .. I just laced the new battery with an isolation tape xD
    I saw an japanes etutorial that the guy soldered an battery holder on the place , so when it nee dto be recplaced again, you can just replaced as it wa smade like this xD
    sadly I can't ind again to shown up :B but was a nice idea ....
     
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