Replacing batteries in SNES cartridges

tsumake

New Member
Hey Guys,

Ok, I have some old snes games, like Final Fantasy 2 and Actraiser, that I want to replace the batteries in. Some questions:

1. Where is the best place to get a gamebit and screwdriver combo??

2. Do Catridges take CR2032 batteries like everything else, or do they use something else?

Thanks.
 

Arakon

New Member
they use different sizes, but all are common stuff.. however you gotta use the kind with solder connectors and desolder the old one, they don't have a battery holder.
 

Tagrineth

New Member
Originally posted by tsumake@Jun 22, 2003 @ 03:33 PM

Hey Guys,

Ok, I have some old snes games, like Final Fantasy 2 and Actraiser, that I want to replace the batteries in. Some questions:

1. Where is the best place to get a gamebit and screwdriver combo??

2. Do Catridges take CR2032 batteries like everything else, or do they use something else?

Thanks.
You WANT to replace or NEED to replace?

If the batteries still work and you're just worried about your save files, just let them die. If you swap yourself you'll lose the files anyway.

If the batteries ARE dead, IIRC Nintendo does still have a battery replacement offer of some sort, but for something like that you'd have to dig pretty deep.

If you're determined to do it yourself, open the cartridge casing and bring it to RadioShack. Just compare serial numbers and general appearance of the battery... and hell, these days you can just show the battery (even still on the board) to a sales rep and they should be able to find an equivalent.
 

Jaded God

Member
Originally posted by SegaSaturnDDR@Jul 1, 2003 @ 12:16 PM

nintendo does replace batteires, for like $10 a cart, plus shipping.
That's a rip off


I say try yourself, but only if you have to,
 

Tagrineth

New Member
Originally posted by Jaded God@Jul 1, 2003 @ 08:59 AM

That's a rip off


I say try yourself, but only if you have to,
No, not really. The battery itself probably costs $10 at RadioShack. Those specialised batteries can get expensive, hun.
 

mal

Member
Also, consider that they are responsible if they fuck it up.

If you do, you've got no one else to blame.
 

tsumake

New Member
Hmm, good point. Today I just found out that my local Gamers will replace the battery for five bucks. The tech just figured out how to do it.... Oh well, I think it's worth a shot anyway.
 

Jaded God

Member
It isn't so hard to buy the battery and desolder it and solder it back in... My friend did it to his Act Raiser 2 cart.

But if you found someone to do it for $5 bucks it is well worth it, no hassle. :agree
 
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