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  1. Thanks so much, I was able to look around my house for an alternative and I realized after looking at this picture that an Atari 2600 power supply is the exact same specifications. I guess I should of know since it was a copy.
  2. Does anyone know the volts, milliamps and the polarity of the original Gemini power supply? Also is it DC or AC?
  3. Just wanted to say thanks to all who have helped me in here, appreciate all the good advice.
  4. Well I finally figured out the issue....hahah what a head ache. I’m almost too embarrassed to say it on here lol but you guys deserve to know. I realized that super glue got onto the back of the battery where the negative terminal touches it, such a small amount I could barely see it. This super glue made it so the connection between the battery and the terminal was not good at best. I’m glad to have this forum for help because it occurred to me when you mentioned 2.6v was odd even in circuit. This is a great resource for anyone DON’T USE SUPER GLUE AROUND ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS.
  5. I tried again without the battery and made a save then let the console sit On for 20 mins or more then reset it. The saves do stay, I suspect it’s a diode I burnt up down the line just not sure which one. I tested the battery itself and it’s sitting at 3.3v and 2.6v when it’s in the circuit. I appreciate your advise, I’ll replace a diode or two to fix this. I don’t think it’s the actual holder because it shows volts when in circuit. I guess my question is what to replace? Or test.
  6. It seems to loose the save faster... I wonder if I should just replace the components around the battery like these resistors and caps etc.
  7. I’ll try it when I get home. Appreciate the advice as always. What should happen if everything was okay when I remove it? I’d be willing to replace the diodes on this I also have a tester for those. Just not sure what they should be showing if they were okay. Do you think the caps could be damaged as well? There’s a couple at the top.
  8. No modification is required with these holders to the plastic at all. Very low profile.
  9. I feel like i may have fried something on the board when I switch the battery terminals. I just have no idea where to look for such an issue or how.
  10. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/10PCS-Plastic-Housing-CR2032-Button-Cell-Battery-Socket-Holder-CasNWUS/324003268883?pageci=a0f3bf98-ad18-4a60-b056-3fa1c7ca5808, here’s the link, they are not particularly well made but they don’t require much modification to use, only the negative terminal needs to be made small on the holder. Use super glue to hold the metal piece in, you can dab glue in on the other side where the two metal pegs go into the holder.
  11. Yes I did, I’ve tried two other “yellow” edged batteries from eBay. I made the mistake of positive into the negative terminal because the pins are the same sizes on the batteries. This would be my third different battery.
  12. I’m just not sure where to start? Any advice I know you can’t look at it yourself. Nothing looks damaged, where should I start? I thought it was the reverse of the battery that did it.
  13. In need of some assistance, I put a battery holder into my copy of Crystalis for NES. I may have reversed the battery by accident when I originally installed it. Now the game no longer saves for more than 10 minutes. I’ve had issues with other NES games and received great advice from you folks. Any assistance would be much appreciated. I’ve checked continuity from almost every point that the battery leads connect to and no success so far. I have attempted a couple small jumper wires to no avail as noted in my picture below.
  14. I’ve done quite a few GBA and GB Pokémon games, I find them much easier than the through hole snes and nes games etc.
  15. I have an O.K iron but I was in a rush when doing this because it made me upset thinking about why I had done to this game lol, the next time I do something like this I’ll take my time and practice some before hand. I use leaded solder so it typically melts better than this, my current solder is def really cheap though lol. I tried just soldering batteries and also holders with just using the original traces but the game wouldn’t hold a save anymore. Once I added the cables it could hold a save.
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