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Introduzione

If your Gameboy Pocket is not powering on properly, there are a number of things you can try. One of the easiest methods is to clean out any corrosion there may be in the battery terminals, which could be interfering with the battery connection.

This guide will walk you through the removal and cleaning of the shell-side battery terminal (the one not attached to the motherboard) to get your Gameboy powering on without a hitch.

Before beginning this guide, make sure your Gameboy is powered off.

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    • Remove the battery cover and batteries.

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    • Remove the six 8mm screws using a Y1 Tri-point screwdriver.

    • Place your screws in a small container to keep them safe.

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    • Separate the front and back side of the Gameboy by gently pulling them apart.

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    • Using a flathead screwdriver (or flat piece of plastic), nudge in the clip holding the shell-side battery terminal in place to release it from the shell.

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    • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the battery terminal from the shell.

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    • Add isopropyl alcohol to a toothbrush.

    • Spread a paper towel down to keep your workspace clean.

    • Scrub the terminal where the corrosion is to remove as much as possible. If most of the corrosion is removed, skip to step 10.

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    • Use the steel wool to remove as much corrosion as possible.

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    • Add metal polish to a paper towel.

    • Polish the battery terminal to remove the remainder of the corrosion.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you for the guide! Resurrected a Gameboy Pocket today that has graphical glitches on the boot screen and sometimes crashed mid-game when a cartridge could load. This process seems to have completely remediated that.

I only needed to complete through step 6 to get clean shiny contacts in my case.

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