SNES won't save unless holding reset button

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by ENDRNL, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. ENDRNL
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    ENDRNL Member

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    Hi GBAtemp,

    I've recently bought a PAL SNES with Super Mario World and Super Mario All-Stars (which I barely play as I own the original NES games). However, after playing through the first world of Mario World and powering the system down, I realised that the game had not saved. Remembering that NES games like Final Fantasy and Zelda require you to hold reset before powering down, I gave exactly that a shot. It worked. After googling, I couldn't find anyone else having the same problem, and that SNES should save perfectly without holding reset.

    What's the problem? Is the battery depleted?
     
  2. Chickenhunterx

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    Battery is dead replace it only reason the save was wiped when you reset was because there was still power running to the cartridge