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 Does your GSC cart no longer save? [UPDATED 8/26/08] 
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That all depends on how careful you are replacing the battery. Yes, if you were rather careless in soldering, you could damge the cartridge beyond repair. But if you follow the procedure, while sweating bullets (:P) you should be just fine.

The removal and replacement hinge on being gentle, so remember that. But it should be quite easy, as there is a good guide for doing it right at the head of the topic. Good luck!

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After committing a fatal error during the proccess of fixing my friend's Crystal version, I broke one of the battery tabs off of the game. Is there any way to reattach the tabs or otherwise fix the game without firing up the soldering gun??


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I've been reading Nuzlockes and looking at Kanto and Johto Regions and decided to start playing my Blue and my Silver again. I have a few things to add.
Instead of tweezers, use pliers.
If your game as been through a few drops (like mine), you might have to use the knife to get the panels unstuck.

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Hey everyone,

So I dug up my old GBC on a whim Monday morning (it's Thursday night as I'm posting this), and popped in my Pokémon Gold cart. Now, I had a feeling that the cartridge's batter might have run dry (meaning the time would not change). However, the time DOES change, albeit only when you play. For example:
First time I turned it on, it was Tuesday 11:34, I played until the game said 11:35
I turn it off, come back to it roughly 5 minutes later, it still said 11:35. I played it until it read 11:38.
I left it, then picked it back up earlier today, and checked the time. It still reads 11:38.

Now, this...bug, if you will, is unlike anything I've seen documented on the internet, so I put it to you. Had this been happening to your GSC cartridges, or was it the usual symptom of time not even running? My hypothesis is that the internal battery is running on fumes, and will stop changing the in-game time once the battery runs completely dry (meaning once the voltage supplied by the battery is insufficient to keep the clock running even when the gameboy is turned on).

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Remember, there are HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Sure, it doesnt give the same nastalgia, but at least you can feel like your playing Gold and/or Silver.
That's what I'm doing, since my dad cant soder well.

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Samurott wrote:
Remember, there are HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Sure, it doesnt give the same nastalgia, but at least you can feel like your playing Gold and/or Silver.
That's what I'm doing, since my dad cant soder well.


I completely agree, HeartGold and SoulSilver are superior to GSC in almost every way possible, looking purely objectively, of course. However, the main reason why I wanted to play it was the nostalgia factor. :P

Oh, if anyone needs help or tips on soldering, I've got years of experience. And soldering to batteries isn't as bad as people make it out to be if you're safe and quick. Prolonged exposure to heat (read: more than 3 seconds) will screw up the battery/your game/anything the hot pointy tip touches. ;)

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Samurott wrote:
Remember, there are HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Sure, it doesnt give the same nastalgia, but at least you can feel like your playing Gold and/or Silver.
That's what I'm doing, since my dad cant soder well.

I get the old games because I like the nostalgia, too, but the only reason I'm trying to get Red/Blue is because I want to do some serious glitching.

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Krisp, I know you'll probably never see this, but THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!
I know, I'm acting like a 3-year-old, but my Gold broke 4 years ago. I loved it too much, so I kept it just for the old times' sake. And now you tell me I can fix it. I can't believe it! Again, thanks!

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You're seven years too late...or actually at the time this thread was created you were only a year, just barely too late!
I could have used this in 2007 when my Silver battery died and I lost my file and everything valuable I had on it. To top it off I had no idea this was possible until it happened so though I had Stadium 2 that couldn't have crossed my mind. But knowing there was a way to back up the data might have caught my attention just the same.

Don't need it for anything now, I recently started a Crystal file where I found a shiny Gastly only to find out the clock being severely behind was the first symptom of the battery dying. Haven't touched it since but it can still die without being used. That's how I discovered it had happened on Silver. I hadn't turned it on for some months actually and then surprise, my very valuable file that I had worked hard for seven year on was gone.

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