While I was perusing the net this morning and browsing through my endless list of RSS feeds, I ran across an interesting read that was highlighted by GoNintendo
The original article, which can be found directly at this link
, outlines the process of replacing the batteries included in some classic NES
cartridges. See kiddies, back in the days before we had hard drives to save our game progress, we had to rely on either 20-30 digit character codes or internal batteries in the cartridge. The thing about the cartridge batteries was that they had a tendency to die after a while. Once they died, you were unable to save your game progress. Thankfully, as time has gone on, curious gamers began investigating the process and eventually learned that the batteries could be changed out and the game fixed (mind you this discovery occurred many, many years ago)..
This tutorial will show you exactly what you need to do in order to change out the batteries of any defunct NES
games that you may have lying around. If nothing else, I found it to be a nostalgic read... so if you need it, here it is...