Switching Pokemon Silver Battery

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by science, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    I picked up a used copy of Pokemon Silver that wouldn't hold a save. You could save, turn the game off, and continue... if it was within 5 minutes or so. So I replaced the battery, and I still had the same error. What gives? Is it more than a battery issue?
  2. Tom

    Tom Gbatemp's Unofficial Modder

    Feb 9, 2009
    United States
    New jersey
    Does the battery have a charge?
  3. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    middleofnowhere, AL
    Personally sounds like either a bad battery or battery connection (most probable) or an resistor or diode on the board might be going bad(not as likely)
    I suggest you get a multimeter (and brush up on it's functions if you don't know them) and test the batteries voltage you want 3.0 Volts on the Voltage of the battery or better(of couse you probably won't get higher that 3.5 Volts as most 3Volt batters go no higher), if it's not that test the continuity between the diodes and resistors and even the battery because if it's not in there good and solid on the board it could easily loose connection even if only for a second and wipe out your S-RAM.
  4. pyromaniac123

    pyromaniac123 ส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็(ಠ益ಠส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็

    Sep 24, 2011
    Sounds like the metal tabs aren't making contact with the battery.
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