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Gaming History You Should Know: How to Change Nintendo Save Batteries April 20, 2016

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.

I know we offer our own series of How-To Videos on this website, but they tend to focus on helping you get the most out of the newer consoles.  However, even I have my limitations. Give me a detailed manual and a set of tools and I can assemble or upgrade anything from a PC to a PS4, but when it comes to actually modifying hardware with heat, I’m at a loss.

Nintendo owners have had to grapple for years with the knowledge that their older game cartridges rely on internal batteries to store save data. However, like all batteries, their charge can eventually die. Once dead, they have to be replaced or the cart is functionally crippled. The worst part of all this is the fact that replacing these batteries can be quite a process which run a risk of destroying your game.  So, what do you do?

I make no secret that one of my favorite YouTube producers is Lance Rumowicz, who you may know better as MistareFusion. While he is mostly known for his popular Dragon Ball Dissection (DBD) videos, I’ve been a huge fan of a lot of his content, including his ongoing Final Fantasy Memories videos, his review of the movie 1776, and his ongoing review of the original Batman movie serial.

Today, MistareFusion is going to show you something I can’t, and that is how to replace a Nintendo 64 game cart’s dead battery.  If you own one of these games you really should give this video a watch, because it is one of the clearest and most detailed videos I’ve ever seen about how to do this process.



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