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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:46 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:14 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:28 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 5:37 pm 
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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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