Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

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Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

Post by kencaesi » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:46 am

Do I have to replace the internal batter with a similar type that has to be soldered in? Could I modify with a somewhat user replaceable button battery holder and CR-2032 battery that I could get from radioshack?
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Re: Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

Post by BlueCrab » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:14 am

The battery that is in the Dreamcast is a rechargeable type. Thus, you should really replace it with a rechargeable battery, rather than a normal CR2032. Look for LIR2032 or ML2032 batteries instead, as they're rechargeable versions of the CR2032.

If you do replace it with a CR2032, you probably should throw a diode in to make sure it doesn't try to recharge the battery.
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Re: Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Yes, you can use a battery holder. I have a baggy of like 20 battery holders and I replace them on most Dreamcasts I open up. Just make sure you either use a LR2032 in the battery holder or a diode+CR2023 like BlueCrab said.
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Re: Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

Post by sramdi » Sun May 17, 2015 7:37 pm

Thanks for the pointer on replacing it with a LIR2032. I soldered a battery holder in place, but used a standard 2032 and not a LIR2032. Nothing terrible has happened, but this is good to know. Thanks!
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Re: Could I do this to replace the internal battery?

Post by dgrubb » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:20 pm

sramdi wrote:Thanks for the pointer on replacing it with a LIR2032. I soldered a battery holder in place, but used a standard 2032 and not a LIR2032. Nothing terrible has happened, but this is good to know. Thanks!
There's a possibility that it'll get warm, leak, and maybe even catch fire. I'm sure that's an extreme case as I doubt the Dreamcast is providing a lot of power to recharge. However, the battery life will be affected and will probably require replacing far sooner than would ordinarily be the case.

Edit: Opps, just noted the date.
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