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Topic   SNES Battery Fix?

longhornsk57
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19-Jun(#1)
Does anyone here do SNES battery fix for not a crazy price?

My Yoshi's Island doesn't appear to be saving progress and that sucks, because I recently got into wanting to 100% the game.
Wheels617
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19-Jun(#2)
Kwaza does this
Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
19-Jun(#3)
@Forgotten_Freshness may know. Hell, I'm sure a quick YouTube search and you could do it yourself. Just need specialized screw drivers.
longhornsk57
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19-Jun(#4)
Kommie wrote:
> @Forgotten_Freshness may know. Hell, I'm sure a quick YouTube search and you could
> do it yourself. Just need specialized screw drivers.

That's a good point, it doesn't look that hard actually from what I am seeing.
Wheels617
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19-Jun(#5)
These batteries are soldered to the PCB so you need an iron and skillz as well.
Kommie
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19-Jun(#6)
Soldering isn't that hard, it only gets hard if you have one specific contact you need to hit. I did it on some Sega Saturns, looking quickly the soldering for SNES batteries is pretty fool proof looking.
longhornsk57
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19-Jun(#7)
A lot of instructions are saying you don't need to solder, but you can. Either way I did the Atari 2600 RGB mod which required an iron and looks to be a lot harder than this thing.
Wheels617
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19-Jun(#8)
By all means if you have the tools already go for it. That's not how your first post made it sound to me is all
longhornsk57
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19-Jun(#9)
Wheels617 wrote:
> By all means if you have the tools already go for it. That's not how your first
> post made it sound to me is all

I just posted that without actually looking at it. The screw bit is $5 on amazon, and the batteries are 10 pack for $5.

I have very basic iron skills but I am willing to try. I just didn't think of doing it myself for some reason.
Frank
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19-Jun(#10)
I'm willing to replace it if need be smile

longhornsk57
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19-Jun(#11)
Frank wrote:
> I'm willing to replace it if need be smile
>
>

How much total would that run me?
Frank
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19-Jun(#12)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> I'm willing to replace it if need be smile
>>
>>
>
> How much total would that run me?

Whatever the battery costs me, and whatever return shipping costs.


Shawn
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19-Jun(#13)
For the record, I do this too, but Franks price is hard to beat :P
Noid
Gold Good Trader
20-Jun(#14)
I just watched a really neat video here concerning this subject matter from the always-impressive YouTube channel MY LIFE IN GAMING. smile
longhornsk57
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20-Jun(#15)
I'm gonna try to do the surgery myself today or tomorrow. If it fails or I decide to abort I'm sending my crap to my man Frank and we'll see how we're looking.
Frank
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20-Jun(#16)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> I'm gonna try to do the surgery myself today or tomorrow. If it fails or I decide
> to abort I'm sending my crap to my man Frank and we'll see how we're looking.

Good luck yes
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 20-Jun(#17)
Did anyone do it themselves and try to de-solder the battery? Some guy at a vintage game store said one of their employees tried it and it popped the battery. The one time I did it I pried it out.

I doubt they're good quality, but the dollar tree sells the batteries...
longhornsk57
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20-Jun(#18)
the thing online said to use a hot exacto knife, so I am going to try that.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
20-Jun(#19)
I popped mine with a thin flat screwdriver.
Shawn
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* 20-Jun(#20)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Did anyone do it themselves and try to de-solder the battery? Some guy at a vintage
> game store said one of their employees tried it and it popped the battery. The one
> time I did it I pried it out.
>
> I doubt they're good quality, but the dollar tree sells the batteries...

I've done a bunch of these for SNES games in my personal collection, but I actually install I a battery holder so you can just pop the battery out next time, and pop a new one in... you know, like in another 20 years when the new battery dies... shut up ok, don't judge me, it makes me feel like the cart is the best it can be! :D

I bought something like these in bulk:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CR2032-Battery-Socket-CR2...
citizen_zane
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21-Jun(#21)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Kwaza does this


He replaced the battery in my Wario Land cart for the Virtual Boy for $5 + shipping. yes


Topic   SNES Battery Fix?