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How To Fix Your Pokemon Game That No Longer Saves by darklugia666 How To Fix Your Pokemon Game That No Longer Saves by darklugia666
While this deviation is not a piece of art, or even an art tutorial, it will teach you how to revive one of your fondest childhood memories. The games that have been affected by save batteries that have reached their limits have inspired countless works of art, and have touched many lives. Bring these games back to life by performing this simple fix. (DISCLAIMER: Everything you had in previous save files that have gone missing are erased the second the battery dies. Installing a new battery will not retrieve the lost information/ Pokémon. Sorry, guys. :/ )

1. What you'll need:
-Sharp object (Ii used the point of my old compass) to get out the screw
-Flat object ( I used a flathead screwdriver)
-A 3 volt battery
-Electrical tape
-Patience.

2. First, remove the screw from the back of the cartridge. Push on the indents hard in a counter-clockwise motion with the sharp object. It's difficult, but once the screw starts to move you're set.

3. Remove the game from the cartridge.

4. Pry the first piece of metal off the battery with the flat object. Removing these pieces is the most difficult part; if the pieces break you'll need to solder them back on.

5. Move the top piece of metal off the battery.

6. Begin prying the bottom metal piece from the battery using the same method used to remove the first.

7. Remove the old battery.

8. Tear the plastic ring that is around the battery, but be careful and keep it in one piece to place around the new battery.

9. Remove the battery from the ring.

10. Wrap the ring around the replacement battery.

11. Place the new battery on top of the bottom piece of metal SHINY SIDE DOWN.

12. Place the top piece of metal over the battery.

13. Secure the battery with electrical tape.

14. Place the game in the cartridge.

15. Start a new game.

16. Save.

17. If you have the CONTINUE option in your menu, you have successfully repaired your game. I hope this helps, good luck :D
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LovePikaNizzy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this also work in my Sapphire?
It doesn't have problems with saving, but whenever I turn it on it says "the battery has run dry. The game can be played. However, clock-based events will no longer occur." and berries won't grow, and trainers won't rematch because of that. The game saves just fine, but since the message says "the battery has run dry" I assume that changing the battery would solve that, too?
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darklugia666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It would, but if you still have everything don't do it; my Ruby says the same thing but works perfectly. You may lose everything if you change it.
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TangleskyAndCo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
..uhm...my game was used, and the ring is gone...will this still work?
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darklugia666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It should, it's worth a shot
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starsailor5 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
hey um I tried to do this on my pokemon sapphire and the battery appears to be bolted in or glued, I can't get it off, any suggestions?
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darklugia666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's like superglued or something. See steps 4-6. It's really annoying and you have to be very careful, but it does come out.
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starsailor5 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
I finally got it out but one of the parts I need to resolder
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darklugia666 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'd need to find a tutorial on soldering, mine never needed to be resoldered. :/
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starsailor5 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Okay then
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ZombieRaptors Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hi there! im just wondering, does this work with a CR2032 battery, or does it require the one shown in the picture?
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