Author Topic: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.  (Read 2648 times)

scott

Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« on: April 12, 2011, 11:30:05 pm »
Got my Saturn in the mail the other day and noticed that it was not saving system settings. Obviously the backup battery that is on board was borked. So, after some digging I found this.

http://www.retrogarden.co.uk/features/how-to-replace-the-battery-on-a-sega-saturn/

I had totally forgotten about the battery cover on the back. Thank you Sega for making battery replacement a solder/ tool free fix. I can honestly say, this is going to be the easiest console repair I've ever done. :D
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jobocan

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 09:45:54 am »
hmm... I might have to try that... the guy who I bought my saturn from told me he had removed all the memory from it (which would be really weird...), I do remember that battery being there, so maybe it's just a battery problem. I'll check it out, thanks for the link :)

scott

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 10:25:40 am »
Ya I was totally expecting to have to crack the case open and bust out the soldering iron, cause I totally forgot about the battery compartment. Plus, I don't feel like dropping 30-50 bucks for the official memory cartridge. A 2-3 dollar watch battery is totally more economical.
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scott

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 10:41:03 pm »
@jobocan btw, stopped to the store and picked up a new battery tonight. Worked like a charm!
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Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 04:31:07 pm »
Only problem with the on board memory is how little there is, I highly recommend picking up the 4in1 cart down the road.

scott

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 04:53:32 pm »
Oh ya I have an official Memory Card for the Saturn, so that makes a lot more difference. But its nice to know if I didn't have the option, Sega made fixing the problem simple. :)
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madmax

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 06:17:45 pm »
I swear. I don't understand why Sega is gone. they were so far ahead of the game. Everything was done better than competitors. its a shame devs didn't want to create games for their consoles.

foxhack

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 08:19:32 pm »
... Have you tried to replace the battery on a Dreamcast?

I keep wondering if they fired the dude that thought a CR2032 battery was a good thing. Sega FTL. :(

scott

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 10:51:08 pm »
Actually, I've never owned a Dreamcast. :(
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foxhack

Re: Sega ftw. Making battery replacement easy.
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 09:01:20 am »
It uses a weird battery that's WELDED to the system.

It's possible to replace it with a CR2032, but it's not easy. Good thing it's only used for the system clock...