Hey guys. just wanted to make a quick tutorial on how to replace the battery in those good ol gba games as they're becoming ancient and batterys and running dry killing time based events.
As usual here's a short video tut showing what im doing followed by a quick written up step by step guid beneath.
Step 1: get tools;
- soldering iron
- screw driver
- 1616 tabbed battery.
Step 2: Open cartridge with special screw driver.
Step 3: desolder old battery by gently pressing iron against solder on board and make little circles to spread and distribute heat evenly so you don't burn the board.
Step 4: Chose your own way to solder new battery to board on cartridge. make sure pos (+) is facing down and the pos (+) tab is pointing to the solder point inwards to the board.
Step 4B: if you don't know how to solder the battery do what i did. i made little solder balls and placed them on top of the tabs and tinned them to make it easier when i drooped them into place on the board.
Step 5: Put cartridge back together and screw back in
Step 6: Put cartridge into gba or ds and test it out
Step 7: Profit?
Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you damage your game. i have given you instructions to perform the process without damaging it. human error is always possible especially if you have low experience soldering.