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kawaiifan
13 years ago#11
Great idea (adding a battery holder to make future replacement much more convenient) ^.^
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User Info: DarkBubble

DarkBubble
13 years ago#12
From: skullpenetrator
I've read that (electric) tape can be a substitute for soldering. Only downside is you have to replace it every so often or it'll let go and lose your saved games.

If you wrap it tight enough, it won't go anywhere until you cut it off. If you're that nervous, you can take it a step further and use locking cable ties.

To be honest though, if you were to attempt replacing the tape, you run the risk of the contacts losing contact with the battery, which would result in your savegames dissappearing.

You can do it without solder. You can crimp female disconnects to both ends of the wire and slide the disconnects over the leads of the battery holder and the original battery terminals.
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#13
Thank you DarkBubble ^.^
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#14
Saving, and hoping that this topic's information can help even more readers in reviving their cartridges ^.^
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#15
No purge please ;.;
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#16
A closely related topic, which purges today....

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solder

From: skullpenetrator | Posted: 9/6/2006 7:48:44 PM | Message Detail
I'll keep this short, is there an easy way to dispose of the solder that holds the battery in on a Genesis cartridge (on the arm)? I've tried twice now, first with a knife that really wasn't too sharp and some screw drivers, and then a surgical knife. Honestly, I was quite tired at both times but I didn't make much progress. I don't want to break the whole chip or the battery holder accidentally, like I did my PS2, so are there any "easy" ways, or any good tips? A video on Youtube for this sort of thing would be so useful.
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From: skylineR32 | Posted: 9/7/2006 12:31:25 PM | Message Detail
There is only one reliable and safe way.

USE A SOLDERING IRON!

BTW, they cost next to nothing at hobby stores, hardwares, etc.

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From: skullpenetrator | Posted: 9/8/2006 8:13:52 PM | Message Detail
Woo hoo, I have a soldering iron now. Good thing too, since I pulled out the entire battery along with it's arms and such. Now to get a battery holder and screw up further.
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From: skylineR32 | Posted: 9/9/2006 12:42:19 PM | Message Detail
You are meant to pull it out with the little legs (usually what they are known as). You will notice that many of those types of batteries come with the extra legs already attached.

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From: skullpenetrator | Posted: 9/9/2006 5:39:43 PM | Message Detail
Hmm, for some reason I didn't think you were supposed to pull out the legs too.



. . .I don't really know what I'm doing.
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From: skylineR32 | Posted: 9/10/2006 12:13:28 PM | Message Detail
As I said, you will find the batteries with the legs attached at electronics stores. The legs will usually be quite long. You stick them through the holes left in the PCB so that most of them are sticking out the back. Solder around the area where they pass through the board and then trim off the excess.

Make sure you get the polarity of the battery right.

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kawaiifan
13 years ago#17
*fends off the purge* ^.^;
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#18
Another topic about possible problems with the physical cartridge.
Although it won't purge for a while, it does fit well here, so I'll store it here ^.^;

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What would cause a Genesis Cartridge to quit working?

From: biggman20 | Posted: 9/28/2006 10:47:31 PM | Message Detail
I recently bought a sega Genesis... and 2 games...

both worked fine for the first day... but now no matter what I do... Sonic Spinball won't work...

It was freezing Randomly for a while... but now it just doesn't play...

I don't think it's the Genesis Simply because Dr Robotnics Mean Bean Machine plays perfectly...

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From: Vyse the determined | Posted: 9/28/2006 10:51:05 PM | Message Detail
See other topic, though I will bump this if necessary if someone has a better explanation.

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From: SONICR | Posted: 10/2/2006 4:45:53 PM | Message Detail
Either the contact pins are dirty&corroded or a resistor in them may be going out.

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From: CNash | Posted: 10/3/2006 5:18:25 PM | Message Detail
I have a copy of Pit Fighter that freezes about five seconds into the fight. There's something rattling around inside the cartridge, so I'm guessing that's the reason.

Check your cartridge for rattlers.

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From: biggman20 | Posted: 10/3/2006 9:01:12 PM | Message Detail
The whole Chip is loose... But I've already replaced it with good copy...

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kawaiifan
13 years ago#19
*fends off the purge* ^.^;;
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kawaiifan
13 years ago#20
No purge please ;.;
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