Where to buy a Game Boy Micro battery?

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  1. Vipera
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    Does anybody know? I saw a few online, but I'm afraid they are knockoffs and will last nothing a week after use.
     
  2. Rayder

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    I'd imagine online is the ONLY way you're gonna find one.
     
  3. The_Hulkster

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    I'm looking for one as well. Seems like your best bet is eBay... But those are definitely third party.
     
  4. Haymose

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    I've bought one off eBay. It worked a lot better than the old first party battery that's for sure. Should be around $10 I think.
     
  5. The_Hulkster

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    This persuaded me into buying one.
    Just got one off of eBay for about $10.

    Does it just last longer after a charge or in general?
     
  6. Lemmy Koopa

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    I need one of these. The battery I have is very sketchy and likes to turn off randomly when it's not full.
    Specifically happens when I use my M3, because I believe it uses more power because of the onboard RAM.
     
  7. Haymose

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    It would last a lot longer, a vast improvement. I couldn't really tell you about the overall longevity of the battery because I sold the micro shortly after.
     
  8. TecXero

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    Aftermarket/Third-party batteries are your best bet. First party ones for sale probably have gone dry at this point, or close to it. Even then, batteries are always a bit of a gamble to buy. They aren't always stored properly or could have been stored without recharge for too long. I'd recommend using a site like Amazon that has a good return policy. That way, if you get a dry one, just return it for another.
     
  9. The_Hulkster

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    Well, I received the battery yesterday and so far it's working pretty well.
    The connector doesn't fit as well as the original but after a bit of gentle pushing it just pops right in there.

    Haven't tested it long enough to comment on the playtime longevity but it seems to be all right.
    What I can say is that it charges as a normal GB Micro battery.