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GBA battery help

Postby Darkonius Mavakar » Tue May 12, 2015 8:15 am

I wanna play emerald but batteryes are dead, do i lose all my saved files if i change the battery?
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby sleepy » Tue May 12, 2015 8:16 am

I doubt it
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Squishy Rex » Tue May 12, 2015 9:06 am

No you won't lose you save files. If you did, I'd be extremely surprised. Just make sure to be gentle and try not to touch any electrical components (if any) that are exposed. If there is any corrosion from the old batteries coloured, blue, blue/green or yellow, mix some bi-carbonate soda with hot water, preferably boiling and wipe it over the areas with the corrosion lightly. It might be best to use an earbud. And make sure you use it sparingly or you'll totally ruin the GBA altogether, basically don't flood it with the bi-carb/water mix.

EDIT: Should also mention, that if any electricals are exposed (wires etc) don't try to clean any battery corrosion using the above method. The battery acid corrosion shouldn't affect the GBA entirely unless the contacts are completely covered with it, so you don't necessarily have to clean it. If there is anything exposed that shouldn't be, I'd highly recommend getting someone who has experience in electricals to do it for you. Generally with older consoles, handhelds etc, disturbing them too much can cause them to malfunction.
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Darkonius Mavakar » Tue May 12, 2015 9:38 am

I mean the gba cartridge not the gba itself.
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby SilverDeoxys563 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:28 am

Darkonius Mavakar wrote:I mean the gba cartridge not the gba itself.
Cartridges don't have batteries. The error message refers to the internal GBA batteries used for its internal clock. Those ones are dead.
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Darkonius Mavakar » Tue May 12, 2015 12:23 pm

SilverDeoxys563 wrote:
Darkonius Mavakar wrote:I mean the gba cartridge not the gba itself.
Cartridges don't have batteries. The error message refers to the internal GBA batteries used for its internal clock. Those ones are dead.
I am now confused, i have to change the "console's batteries" or the cartriges "clock thing batteries"???
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Danny » Tue May 12, 2015 12:24 pm

Darkonius Mavakar wrote:
SilverDeoxys563 wrote:
Darkonius Mavakar wrote:I mean the gba cartridge not the gba itself.
Cartridges don't have batteries. The error message refers to the internal GBA batteries used for its internal clock. Those ones are dead.
I am now confused, i have to change the "console's batteries" or the cartriges "clock thing batteries"???
If I remember correctly, it's the cartridge's internal battery. The console battery should be fine.
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby XerX » Tue May 12, 2015 5:39 pm

If the internal battery has 'run dry', the games time won't progress correctly, and won't allow you to do time based events, like berries. You can replace the battery, but I'm not sure about how one would do so.

The game will still play and save fine.

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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Danny » Tue May 12, 2015 5:40 pm

XerX wrote:If the internal battery has 'run dry', the games time won't progress correctly, and won't allow you to do time based events, like berries. You can replace the battery, but I'm not sure about how one would do so.

The game will still play and save fine.
I think if you replace the battery the entire cartridge is now considered void and if you try to sell it in the future you might run into some problems because it's technically not the original game.
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Re: GBA battery help

Postby Magician » Wed May 13, 2015 9:25 am

Technically, it's no longer the original game once the battery runs dry because you no longer get the game's full experience. So... people will do what they must. I doubt anyone would mind buying a refurbished game as long as they were guaranteed it would work, anyway.


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Re: GBA battery help

Postby suckhacker » Wed May 13, 2015 5:18 pm

this is actually a unique problem for pokemon games on gba. most gba games do not have this problem because they don't need batteries.


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