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Game Gear save battery type?
Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:29 pm
I have a copy of Magical Puzzle Popils on the Game Gear that won't hold saves for very long, so I thought it might be the save battery. When I opened up the cart the battery was mounted upside down (so I couldn't read the type) and the tabs were 90 degrees from each other (not straight across like on a Game Boy cart). Does anyone know where I could find a decent replacement?
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Can you post a photo?
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Maxim wrote
Can you post a photo?

It should be attached to the post. A bit off topic, but how many posts do you have to make before you're allowed to post images and links and stuff?
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:59 am
Five or so - but we prefer attachments anyway, they don't go bad.
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Turns out that it's a CR2032. I only have the through-hole variety, but I made it work. You (as in, whoever finds this in a few years on Google) may have to do the same thing, as I don't know of any other device that has the pads like the Game Gear.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Should Game Gear games operate with a dead battery? I just got a copy of Shining Force Gaiden 2 which doesn't seem to work. Cleaned the contacts but no luck so far.
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:32 pm
The battery is only to keep saves when powered off, a dead battery will just cause the saves to become blank every time you power off.
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:26 pm
Maxim wrote
The battery is only to keep saves when powered off, a dead battery will just cause the saves to become blank every time you power off.


That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:45 am
This is assuming the battery hasn't leaked. To my knowledge though, the button style batteries used in cartridges don't leak. Might be worth dismantling it and finding out though.
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