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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 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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    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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