Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to replace the batteries in a Game Boy system.

Tools

No tools required.

  1. Switch your Game Boy off and remove the cartridge.
    • Switch your Game Boy off and remove the cartridge.

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  2. Use a fingernail (or small coin) to push down on the battery door latch and remove the battery door.
    • Use a fingernail (or small coin) to push down on the battery door latch and remove the battery door.

      • The release latch is a plastic spring clip. If your Game Boy is getting on in years, be careful as the plastic may be brittle.

      • When you're replacing the cover, be sure to get its two plastic tabs into the slots in the bottom of the battery compartment before pushing the cover back in place.

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    • Use a fingernail to pry each battery outward from the positive (+) terminal to remove them.

      • Dispose of used batteries properly!

      • Remove the batteries from your Game Boy before storing it for more than a month or so.

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Conclusion

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

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This was a very helpful guide. I had no idea how to replace the batteries for my GameBoy, but thanks to this amazing and helpful guide, I was able to do so. The only issue that I have with this guide is that it did not explain how to properly dispose the used batteries. I ended up soaking them in gasoline and lighting them on fire because the colors look super pretty. Don’t breath the smoke though! I’m pretty sure the smoke is toxic?

Mentat - Reply

I have struggled with this for 20 years. Thank you.

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