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by , 30th March 2012 at 08:21 PM (252 Views)
As everyone would know most original GSC have died from the dreaded dead battery. My Gold, silver and Crystal all died a long time ago battery wise and stopped saving.

Years ago I replaced my gold version battery. It was a success and it worked. I suspect it'll need yet another battery in the next few years.

Anyway I was bored yesterday night/really early morning today and decided to replace my crystal battery. I forgot how hard it is to pull those connectors off.^-^;;;
I have learnt that it's not a good idea trying to replace a battery at 2am in the morning.

Due to being so tired I started getting frustrated when the bottom connector refused to budge no matter how hard I tried to pry it loose.

I ultimately scratched the circuit board where the battery would normally sit 3 times and you can actually see the scratch marks.o_O
I even scratched my fingers aswell.

I did end up replacing the battery. I am actually shocked the game it's still working despite the scratches. They must have not hit a vulnerable spot.

It's never a good thing to scratch the circuit board usually because it's the main reason the game keeps working.

I'm very very lucky. That's all I can say.

Anyway if anyones wondering yes the game is saving again and the clock is running as normal.

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  1. Baron Dante's Avatar
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    The battery should work for about 15 years, btw.

    My Gold and Crystal are still in perfect working order also... I've bought several Silver's and they were empty/after the first attempted save with a shiny Totodile would be. D:
  2. Karma Kidd's Avatar
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    That is pretty cool.

    Kudos for taking it upon yourself to repair it.
  3. Milkapoke's Avatar
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    My Crystal works just fine- I've had it for over 10 years. No battery replacing so far P:

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