Replacing save battery in older cartridge

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  1. Sightless

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    Affen's post reminded me that I recently tried to play through Link's Awakening (Gameboy cartridge), but discovered that the damn thing didn't save anything. Devastating. I've read up about replacing batteries and it seems straightforward enough, but I was wondering if you fine and extra-reliable folks here have done much of it. If so, are there any tips to be shared, or quirky behaviour observed during or after the process? I haven't attempted anything yet, and I'm wondering if I want to first practice on a game I don't care as much about, or just go for it. I'm not a stranger to soldering or electronics in general, but I really want to be cautious when fiddling with my beloved games.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. used44

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    Just do it. Like, just sort of do it, y'know?
     
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    I'd certainly advise practicing on a game you don't care about. Seems like good sense to me.

    But, then just do it.
     
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  4. used44

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    Step 1: open the thing
    Step 2: replace the save battery
    Step 3: you are done you just did it
     
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  5. danielrbischoff

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    Fix'd
     
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  6. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Step 1: open the box
    Step 2: cut a hole in that box
    Step 3: put your d---

    Sorry wrong steps, unless you're looking for a gift for a special lady.
     
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  7. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    Were you going to draw a smile face and have your penis as the nose?
     
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  8. Sightless

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    There are no wrong steps if you've got the right type of lady.

    Thank you for the responses.
     
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