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Is it possible to change the internal battery by myself?

Discussion in 'Saturn' started by Wallace, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

    Whenever I start up my Saturn now, it prompts me to set the language, time and date. What's more, I cannot save my games anymore...

    Is it possible to change the internal battery ourselves, i.e. can a amateur open up the set and change the battery then close it again without damaging anything?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Yes its possible, just get a cr2032 battery, usually runs around 2 or 3 bucks. pop out the old one, and in with the new one and you'll be able to save your games again. To access the battery, just take off that little cover on the back right hand side of the saturn unit, there wil be the bettery behind that cover.
  3. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

    Thanks for your prompt reply, I was able to locate the battery but how do I take it out? It has 3 small plastic 'holders' holding it down securely in place.
  4. kyosuke75

    kyosuke75 New Member


    The cr2032 battery should just pop out. Sometimes there is a piece of cloth to help pull it out. It should snap out and you just pop back in a replacement. Its real easy...

    This is the same battery you an use for the DC VMU's. Except those take 2 of em and run out of juice real fast.

    The saturn battery will last about 3 years or so.

  5. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    you just push on the back of it and the front will lift and it'll come out easily.
  6. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

    Thanks to those who replied, I've gotten the battery out, easier than expected.
  7. rcefiro

    rcefiro New Member

    I got a bunch of those batteries on eBay for 50 cents a piece. I really didn't want to buy them for $2.50 a piece at the store.
  8. Raijin Z

    Raijin Z New Member

    Do you want to wait X days for them to arrive? It shouldn't take more the 10 minutes to go to the store, buy one, come home, and pop it in your saturn. I just got one while I was already out getting other stuff. Two birds and a big rock.
  9. Supergrom

    Supergrom Member

    depends on where you live. The closest store that carries them is more like 1/2 hour to an hour round trip from my house, depending on traffic.
  10. Raijin Z

    Raijin Z New Member

    Ew. I live a brisk walk from Walgreens. About a mile. Oh, here's a funny picture I took of one of their poorly-worded sale notices.


    (Edited by Raijin Z at 2:55 pm on Mar. 17, 2002)
  11. Supergrom

    Supergrom Member

    hehe thats a good one. I always wondered why they would call hair removal cream Nads... and why did they leave the period out?

    I once saw one for Taco bell that was supposed to say "now hiring all shifts", but they left out the f. thats funny shifts =)
  12. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    I just got this in the mail.

    It may amuse you...:biggrin:
  13. rcefiro

    rcefiro New Member

    I like to plan ahead for things. It takes about 30 minutes roundtrip to get the batteries so I just got 60 of them on eBay for $30. Not too bad, still got 40 left.
  14. Raijin Z

    Raijin Z New Member

    I don't think I could use 60 CR2032s unless I was giving them away, in which case I wouldn't pay to obtain said batteries in the first place.
  15. rcefiro

    rcefiro New Member

    They really help a lot. I can't stand having dead batteries in any of my 8 VMUs, and it seems that batteries die very quickly. Just handy to have them around.

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