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How many years does an NES cartridge battery last?

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I wish I could up-vote more than once. ;) –  Lance May Jul 8 '10 at 1:52
    
What? You mean they are battery driven and loose all savegames when the battery dies? Oo Does that only affect the savegames or will it make the whole game unplayable? –  Dave Jul 8 '10 at 10:37
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@Dave: Only save games –  Kip Jul 9 '10 at 12:50
    
Someone oughtta figure out a way to replace/recharge those, otherwise my collection is going to devalue seriously right before they become serious collectors items :-p –  Mechko Jul 12 '10 at 1:47
    
@Mechko: they've been replacing them for years: the9thkey.com/games/Nesbatt.htm –  MGOwen Sep 2 '10 at 5:31
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According to this page, the batteries last 15-20 years.

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+1 for informative link. –  Christian Jul 30 '10 at 16:17
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may come in handy one day –  Keaanu Aug 17 '10 at 0:17
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Wow. Truly impressive quality, considering 5-10 years wouldn't have hurt their sales in the slightest. –  MGOwen Sep 2 '10 at 5:32
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