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Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:44 pm
by Sarge
I think it very much depends on the game. Pokemon carts, in particular, tend to be battery hogs. I suspect it's the inclusion of the real-time clock, which began in... Silver? Dunno, I didn't play much of any after Blue. NES SRAM seems a lot less power-hungry, although I've got several used carts I've picked up with dead batteries.

As a testament to what you said about those saves, though, I've got a Zelda II cart that still has its save intact, some 25+ years after I got the game. Pretty darn amazing. I have thankfully dumped that save for posterity. :D

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:14 pm
by SuperDerpBro
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Never mind the actual question asked guys! haha :mrgreen:

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:32 am
by Ziggy587
SuperDerpBro wrote:Your opinions are not facts. Though i do appreciate them.


Dude, the tape method is an unsecured electrical connection. That's not my opinion, that is fact. I don't think you really do appreciate my opinions anyway, because...

SuperDerpBro wrote: [IMAGE OF TRAIN WRECK]

Never mind the actual question asked guys! haha :mrgreen:


Umm... You mean the one I already answered? There wasn't a single thing in your first post that I didn't address. If you didn't want comments on using the tape method or other things, then why put them in the first post? I can't see how this thread is a train wreck considering every reply and comment there after is directly related to something in the first post

SuperDerpBro wrote:Something that has never failed me is, in my opinion, neither "shaky" or "shit". Just feels elitist speak to be honest. Is soldering tabbed batterys better..? fo sheezy. Is another perfectly viable solution OK to use if done right? Yup. More than one way to skin a cat. Or so i'm told.


Just because something hasn't yet failed you isn't proof that it is either good or bad (this statement is not an opinion). Yes, there's more than one way to skin a cat. That doesn't automatically mean all of the ways are correct.

It's not elitist speak. This isn't high school online death matches we're talking about. We're not talking about the PS4 versus PC gaming. It's simply: What makes a better electrical connection, solder/welding or tape? It's not an opinion, and it's not elitist bullshit, the answer is soldering or welding. Tape doesn't come close to being a correct answer.

SuperDerpBro wrote:Tabbed batterys are double to cost and they aren't 1 block away on a shelf :D


Now I think you're just trolling.

What store are you shopping at that brand name CR2032 and 2025 are half the cost of the tabbed batteries? Unless you have an electronics part supplier a block away... Retail cost for those types of batteries are much more expensive then what you can get them on DigiKey or Mouser.

I posted links to batteries, but I'm kinda thinking you didn't read my entire posts. http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ren ... o6QPW0k%3d

$1.36/ea, pre-tabbed. If you can find batteries cheaper than this in local retail stores, please tell me which stores. This isn't sarcasm, I'd really like to know. Around here, CR2032's retail for about $3/ea and up.

The main reason I think you're trolling is because you said right in the OP, "I will be using the tape method because i can't seem to find any brand name batterys with tabs and dont want to waste my time with no name china batterys."

You're using the tape method because you can't find brand name batteries with tabs. So the assumption we have to make is that you wouldn't use the tape method if you could find brand name batteries with tabs. So, I addressed BOTH of those things, and linked you to pre-tabbed batteries as well as retainers. You then stated that this thread is a train wreck, but it hasn't ever went off-topic once. Not even in the slightest. Every reply has been in direct response to your original post. If you don't like the answers then don't ask the questions. If you think we skipped one of your questions, then read this thread again, I assure you it's in there.

Also, it's not BATTERYS it's BATTERIES.

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:43 pm
by Sarge
Ziggy is right, you can order from places like DigiKey, Jameco, or others for far cheaper than off the shelf. If you need to change out a bunch, that's what you want to roll with.

Soldering is absolutely objectively better. A very secure tape job will work in a pinch, but it will never be as good or robust. Just keep that in mind.

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:25 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Aww poor baby. There's one (elitist) on every forum. :)

"Dude, the tape method is an unsecured electrical connection. That's not my opinion, that is fact. I don't think you really do appreciate my opinions anyway, because..."

Dude, get over it (yourself). Your opinion about what is "shit" and what "works" was clearly what i was talking about. We are talking about fucking Gameboy carts not NASA spacecraft repair. :)

"Umm... You mean the one I already answered? There wasn't a single thing in your first post that I didn't address. If you didn't want comments on using the tape method or other things, then why put them in the first post? I can't see how this thread is a train wreck considering every reply and comment there after is directly related to something in the first post"

I was only asking for experiences with SIZE of batterys (OMG I SPELLED IT WRONG :mrgreen: ) in game boy cases. Everything else in my post was secondary background info. You did not answer my question. You went off on a "look how fucking smart and awesome i am guys!" tangent about all the minor details. Showing off and you know it. Some good info in there no doubt. Which is why said i appreciate it. That does not mean i have to take your advice, does it? Anyways, i thank you for the time it took to post all the info i wasn't asking about.

BTW, an answer to my question would be something like. "Hey, i fit a cr2032 in my Super Mario Deluxe cart that came stock with a cr1616. Tight fit but it worked."

"Just because something hasn't yet failed you isn't proof that it is either good or bad (this statement is not an opinion). Yes, there's more than one way to skin a cat. That doesn't automatically mean all of the ways are correct."

The only correct way to do something is Ziggy587's way. Got it. It may very well be just an opinion but something that fixes a problem, lasts years so far without failing, shows no signs of failing anytime soon, and was/is easy and cheap... is GOOD.

"It's not elitist speak. This isn't high school online death matches we're talking about. We're not talking about the PS4 versus PC gaming. It's simply: What makes a better electrical connection, solder/welding or tape? It's not an opinion, and it's not elitist bullshit, the answer is soldering or welding. Tape doesn't come close to being a correct answer."

Yes, it is elitist speak, and you know it. Funny you bring up high school.. You are acting like the nerd equivalent of a jock haha. You are talking about what makes a better electrical connection, solder/welding or tape? Yes. I was talking about battery sizes. I never asked what is the absolute best electrical connection. Nor did i ever deny that solder is. :)


"Now I think you're just trolling.

What store are you shopping at that brand name CR2032 and 2025 are half the cost of the tabbed batteries? Unless you have an electronics part supplier a block away... Retail cost for those types of batteries are much more expensive then what you can get them on DigiKey or Mouser.

I posted links to batteries, but I'm kinda thinking you didn't read my entire posts. http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ren ... o6QPW0k%3d

$1.36/ea, pre-tabbed. If you can find batteries cheaper than this in local retail stores, please tell me which stores. This isn't sarcasm, I'd really like to know. Around here, CR2032's retail for about $3/ea and up.

The main reason I think you're trolling is because you said right in the OP, "I will be using the tape method because i can't seem to find any brand name batterys with tabs and dont want to waste my time with no name china batterys."

You're using the tape method because you can't find brand name batteries with tabs. So the assumption we have to make is that you wouldn't use the tape method if you could find brand name batteries with tabs. So, I addressed BOTH of those things, and linked you to pre-tabbed batteries as well as retainers. You then stated that this thread is a train wreck, but it hasn't ever went off-topic once. Not even in the slightest. Every reply has been in direct response to your original post. If you don't like the answers then don't ask the questions. If you think we skipped one of your questions, then read this thread again, I assure you it's in there."


Blah blah blah.. i only asked about >>>SIZE<<<. Basically the entire thread after my post is fucking off topic opinions on methods i didn't ask about. Re-read the tittle if you must (then the post and let it sink in a bit). While i do appreciate the attempt at help.. It IS off topic. And in your special case, just a nerdy version of what a male peacock does.

Yea.. i messed up here. Didn't explain it correctly. Tabbed name brand are double the price of non tabbed online. The non tabbed at the store are about the same price as tabbed online EDIT: Less actually. I meant to say they are easier to get like.. today (which i have $8 CAD for 5 cr2025 Maxell Made in Japan). Sorry for the confusion :P

"Also, it's not BATTERYS it's BATTERIES."

Only an elitist would feel the need to point this out at the end of his rant. To try and add some extra "sting" to his elitist bullshit rant. Kinda like people who resort to name calling in an argument. We all know the type.

It's clear you almost sexually get off on being a tech "know it all." I'm very sorry for whatever you are missing in your life that causes this attitude over a mere mortal choosing to make an electrical connection in his Gameboy cart that isn't the ABSOLUTE BEST ONE POSSIBLE (but still works just fine) online. *hug*

EDIT: DANG this "shity" electrical connection i made on this space shuttle... er Gameboy cart.. is.. working.. perfectly. Even if i shake it around. Imagine that!! I will get back to you in 15 years with proof that tape is just fucking fine if you do it right.

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:57 pm
by Ziggy587
Hey man, I don't know what kind of crap you've had to deal with on other forums, but that's not how we do it on Racketboy. No need for personal attacks. Sorry if I glossed over your main question with other shit you don't care about, but I'm only trying to give you my advice. I didn't mean to be hostile (though admittedly I was a little annoyed by your responses since they seemed hostile to me). And I only pointed out your typing mistake because you made it every time, not to be an ass.

SuperDerpBro wrote:i only asked about >>>SIZE<<<.


All of those batteries you mentioned are 3v, so they should all be compatible IF you can make them fit. CR2025 and CR2032 are 20MM, CR1616 is 16MM. CR2032 is a little thicker than CR2025 (I forgot to mention that) so you might run into a problem with a GB/C cart since they're so thin, I don't know. Although, those clear GBC carts have that bubble so they wont fit in a regular GameBoys, and that's usually where the battery is located, so that will provide some extra space for a taller battery (in a pinch, I was able to fit in a trimmed down battery holder by utilizing this bubble space).

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:32 pm
by SuperDerpBro
All good buddy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It's hard to gauge intent behind words in text forum. While a lot of what i said might seem hostile it was sarcastically so haha. In all honesty I am in an argument on another forum about something unrelated, so i might have let some of the anger spill over here :)

Thanks for your help. I have bought 2025s and they seem to fit in everything. I have taken your advise and only replaced the ones i currently want to play (2 games). Leaving the rest until i want to seriously play them or they die. I will probably solder them since i can order the batteries now and use them later. I just wanted to get some batteries right now and get to the danged games :)

*bro hug*

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:39 pm
by Ziggy587
Ha, well to tell the truth, I might have been as hostile as I was because I was a little ticked about some other stuff. :lol:

I hear ya about the "right now" scenario. I've definitely rigged some stuff before just so I could get it working right that second. That GBA cart I mentioned, I had a holder for a CR2032 that was waaaay too tall for a GBC cart. I cut it down by trimming the plastic away until I got it to fit, and spent $5 for a single CR2025 just so I could get it locally and not have to wait. It was still too tall, but I didn't care, the plastic is bulging a little but it still fits in a GBA.

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:15 pm
by SuperDerpBro
Hehe. If it fits I sit.. err plays.

Re: Game Boy Battery Size

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:58 pm
by ApolloBoy
What the hell just happened?