Post Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:43 pm

Pokemon Cartridge Save Game Battery Replacement

I've been given a bunch of Pokemon games to repair from a client. These cartridges have cell batteries in to keep the save games on the carts. As these are 10+ years old now they tend to fail and need replacement.

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Lets get to it!

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Stripped down

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The old cell ready to be removed

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Old cell removed

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Old solder removed from pads and new solder put in it's place

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New battery fitted, ready to test voltages and ensure the board is getting 3 volts

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Slightly different revision board with new battery fitted

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Game Boy Advance Pokemon games with new and old batteries

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All done with the old batterys sat next to it ready to recycling

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