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Topic   Video Game Save Battery Replacement Service - $5

Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 9-Dec-2016(#1)
So i've been told by a few people here that some of their old games no longer save and that they need their batteries replaced but don't know how to solder or are not willing to do it themselves. I replace and resolder my own save batteries all the time so its a piece of cake for me.

I'm offering my services for save battery replacement. I can replace the save batteries for your Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Advanc, Sega Genesis and 32X game cartridges. Ive seen some video game repair websites charge $10 per battery replacement. I will be charging $5 per battery replacement + return shipping. Il pay for return shipping if I do more than 4 games. I will also clean and polish the pins on your games as an added bonus. I plan on using original Panasonic 3V batteries and will not use any of those generic off brand batteries for better reliability.

If interested in this service, please let me know so we can work out a deal. Also willing to trade the service for video games.


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If you prefer, I can also install this battery holder with an easy to remove battery for those people who want to replace the batteries themselves in the future. $6 price on this method which includes 1 battery holder & 1 Panasonic battery. Note: depending on the size of the board, I may not be able to fit this holder on all games. Also, these battery holders are not compatible with Gameboy or GBA games.
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Smaller holder style to put on front of board instead of the back under side like the other bigger holder.
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PvtParts
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Dec-2016(#2)
tracking topic , thanks
MrZeem
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
12-Dec-2016(#3)
Didnt realize you also offered this service. Will be contacting you about this soon!
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 13-Dec-2016(#4)
I just started, feel free to send pm for any questions or possible sale and trade offers.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
18-Dec-2016(#5)
bump
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Dec-2016(#6)
I'll def consider using you in the future Kwaza. I just started rebuying some SNES and Genesis games. I consider doing it myself but maybe I'll just let you profit a bit off of it. One quick question though. Are there different kinds of batteries for SNES? I mean different brands. Like ones that might last longer? What do you use? I ask bc obviously I would want a battery that could last a decade +.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 18-Dec-2016(#7)
Well, there is different types of batteries. There is the chinese no brand name batteries which work just fine. These are most commonly sold on Ebay and Amazon advertised for old video games. Although im not sure how long they last, some claim 5 years, others say 10 years, not sure who to believe. But since I never used these myself, I don't really know.

Then there is the Panasonic brand batteries which I feel are more reliable and are recommended by most collectors I know. They should last longer than a decade or so ive heard. I use these myself on all my games and some of the games I installed these on from like 5 years ago still save fine. These are the batteries I plan on using for the service. For SNES and Genesis for example, I would use a Panasonic CR2032 3V 225mAh battery. Of course, there is more expensive batteries which could be even better such as the Renata brand. I'm not sure how long they can last. I have seen some of those batteries go for over $7 each but I haven't heard anyone talk about using those as retro game save batteries.

Personally, I think the Panasonic brand is fine since that was the brand originally used by Nintendo on old NES carts. Heck, Ive read some people claim that their Zelda II NES still saved ok after all these years and they still use the original Panasonic battery that was installed back from the late 80s, early 90s.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Dec-2016(#8)
good info, thanks. Do you know what brand was originally used on SNES and Genesis?
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 18-Dec-2016(#9)
Well, I do know that most SNES games used CR2032 Maxell brand batteries. I use Panasonic brand on SNES carts with no issues. Most Sega Genesis games used flash memory and didn't use batteries. But the few games that did have a battery, were mostly CR2032 batteries. Cant remember the brand though.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 18-Dec-2016(#10)
just out of curiosity, I just checked the voltage on the original Panasonic battery that's still installed on my Tecmo Super Bowl on NES and it still has voltage. That should give u an idea on how long they could last. I guess it just depends on how much u play the games and or how often you save.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Dec-2016(#11)
I might be using your service soon. Do you know if the nintendo memory paks use a battery? I haven't opened up mine yet I'd have to look if I have a security bit as part of my drill set. I got Mario Kart 64 with a nice bonus memory pak (official nintendo) which still has the saves on it but I might want to have you install a new battery so it's good to go for the long haul (+ a few SNES games so I get free shipping back)
SirConnery
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
22-Dec-2016(#12)
These are actually using cr2032's? Damn. Had no idea.
MrZeem
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
22-Dec-2016(#13)
ErickRPG wrote:
> I might be using your service soon. Do you know if the nintendo memory paks use
> a battery? I haven't opened up mine yet I'd have to look if I have a security bit
> as part of my drill set. I got Mario Kart 64 with a nice bonus memory pak (official
> nintendo) which still has the saves on it but I might want to have you install a
> new battery so it's good to go for the long haul (+ a few SNES games so I get free
> shipping back)

Those N64 memory cards do use a save battery FYI. You can actually get a DexDrive and transfer your saves to your PC, install a new battery, and transfer them back if you wanted

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-64-Dex-Drive-Memo...
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 22-Dec-2016(#14)
Yes, N64 memory cards do use save batteries, CR2032 size I believe. It is possible to save the saves from the card by installing an extra battery while I change out the main battery, but quite honestly Its a tricky process. And if I mess up, all those saves will be gone. I would recommend using that Dexdrive MrZeem mentioned to save your saves to PC and then transfer those saves back when theyre done. Now if you don't care about the saves, then I can just replace the battery no problem.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Dec-2016(#15)
I just got it in from Ebay, I erased all the saves, I don't care about them. I just want a new battery that's gonna last me longer (even if the current battery still works). I'm gonna do that with all the carts I got from Ebay (Mystic Quest, Lufia, etc. . ). Even if they still work I want new fresh batteries that could last me 20 years, not go out in the next few years.
Prime
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Dec-2016(#16)
Am I still on the pay no mind list?
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 24-Dec-2016(#17)
Prime wrote:
> Am I still on the pay no mind list?

As long as you don't try to sabotage this thread or make any sarcastic remarks.
Kblazer883
Has Written 2 Reviews
(abandoned)
26-Dec-2016(#18)
I added the battery holder to my Buck Rogers Sega Genesis game when I realized it wasn't holding a save. Not a bad service to offer.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
27-Dec-2016(#19)
did u resoder the pins on the holder. You may need to resodder it for better contact. Or use a multimeter to see if battery is getting good voltage
Kblazer883
Has Written 2 Reviews
(abandoned)
30-Dec-2016(#20)
Sorry, I will clarify what I meant. I realized that my copy of Buck Rogers was no longer holding a save (the battery was bad). So when I replaced it I added the battery holder so that the battery could be easily replaced in the future.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Jan-2017(#21)
Hey Kwaza, do you test the voltage on the cell batteries? I'm sorry to pester you so much and I am sending my games this week I promise. (I might be sending more carts actually). Just curious how fresh these batteries are? Thanks man!
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
2-Jan-2017(#22)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Hey Kwaza, do you test the voltage on the cell batteries? I'm sorry to pester you
> so much and I am sending my games this week I promise. (I might be sending more
> carts actually). Just curious how fresh these batteries are? Thanks man!

Yes, I test all the batteries with my multimeter before I install them to make sure they have the correct voltage.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Jan-2017(#23)
what baseline voltage do you try to set?
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 3-Jan-2017(#24)
I always make sure they are at 3.2v or over.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Jan-2017(#25)
uploaded a pic for an installed smaller holder that will go right side up on the board itself.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
30-Mar-2017(#26)
Bump
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Apr-2017(#27)
Bump
MrZeem
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
14-Apr-2017(#28)
Hey Kwaza, I was looking for someone to replace all of the capacitors in a SNES Model 1. Is this something you would be willing to take on?
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
* 16-Apr-2017(#29)
Is the console not working or something. Well ive never done a full capacitor replacement other than on my own NES system. But yeah, I can replace all the capacitors on the board as long as the capacitor replacement kit comes with it. I know console5 sells cap kits for the motherboard.
MrZeem
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
16-Apr-2017(#30)
Every game that it plays has a line of messed up graphics in it, I spoke to a few different people about it and I was told the capacitors were to blame. I feel if I was going to get one replaced I might as well go and have all of them done. I can order a capkit and send it with the system to you, shoot me a PM and we can figure this out.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
30-Apr-2017(#31)
Bump
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
15-May-2017(#32)
Bump
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
1-Jun-2017(#33)
Bump
KamenRiderNecrom
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Jun-2017(#34)
I just received a GBA game that has a dried internal battery. Do you still offer this service?

Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
9-Jun-2017(#35)
Yes i do, send offer
KamenRiderNecrom
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
9-Jun-2017(#36)
Thanks.

Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
26-Jan-2018(#37)
bump
SirConnery
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
1-Feb-2018(#38)
Are you listing this service anywhere else? I'd expect your inbox would be flooded if you posted on nintendoage.com. I don't have anything that needs battery replacement otherwise I'd hire you.
Kwaza
Double Gold Good Trader
3-Feb-2018(#39)
I had it on NintendoAge but no one seemed interested. And the only person that was interested wanted me to do his discs for 50 cents. Like seriously,lol
Prime
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Feb-2018(#40)
This is a great service at an excellent price. I've had a guy on here claim that his Kirby's Adventure for NES was worth like 30ish bucks (this was back when Kirby was going for like 12-15 bucks) because he installed the new battery. While I valued his time and the service I just didn't see how that was worth it. I took my time and found a preexisting Kirby with a save battery that still worked for a price in the low teens. Solid service to offer the community at a rate everyone can afford. Job well done sir.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Feb-2018(#41)
Kwaza did a bunch of my games awhile ago. I still haven't gotten around to playing them haha, but professional work!

Topic   Video Game Save Battery Replacement Service - $5