|About||1 week ago|
Blow the dust out
Bet you had to replace the SRAM battery in that cart though.
The original batteries in my own NES carts still work fine. I'm quite surprised.
Color me skeptical... My NES Zelda gold cart's battery died in the mid 90s.
Tried to play one out of nostalgia a year or two ago. Had hand-cramps that made wankers cramp feel a delight -.-
probably depends a lot on the battery's specific manufacturing batch/brand. I'm also curious if they drain when the save slots are empty.
There's no physical off switch and even then the batteries have a maximum shelf life. I guarantee you they won't last long.
*shrugs* believe as you will. I was honestly impressed that my old Dragon Warrior save was there when I pulled it out a couple of years ago
Still working like a charm
Battery shelf life can be pretty irrelevant. Not long ago I came across an emergency radio from the 60s, batteriest stated best before 1969,
still worked. I realize that is a very different kind of battery, but still.
That's a much larger battery. I guarantee you the charge was pretty weak. And the thing has an off switch.
It's connected to an SRAM chip, doesn't matter what's in the RAM. Luck in manufacturing, and especially exposure to temperature, are key.
Back in the 90s I bought the gold Link To The Past SNES from a store, turned out to be the French version. I almost wish I didn't return it.
French language, so Canadian. I was just surprised it ended up mixed in to American stock.
So am I. You ain't special.
You must be really good at blowing.
Which is why I said I realize it's different.
The battery in mine died out years ago. I suppose expecting a battery last past 25 years is a bit much.