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Kirby 64 won't hold a save file

My Kirby 64 pak works perfectly fine--loads on the first try, never freezes, nothing--except that it won't save. I can play as far into the game as I want, even to the final stage, but as soon as I turn off the N64, the save file disappears.

My N64 works great, and I've never had this problem with any other game. Does anybody know why this keeps happening?

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  • kitkat_skye Nov 23, 2008

    I thought that was what the problem would have been, but in all the N64 paks I've opened, I've never seen anything that looks like a battery--just the circuitboard. What should this battery look like?

  • kitkat_skye Nov 24, 2008

    Well, I did a bit of research to make sure I wasn't going crazy and missing the battery, and apparently some N64 game paks have batteries, and some don't. Unfortunately, Kirby's one of the ones that doesn't. So I guess that's not the problem after all.

    Thanks for trying to help, though :)

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The battery inside the game pak has died, thus, it can no longer hold a save.
Buy a special screwdriver for n64 Game Paks. Unscrew the casing, then find the battery inside the Pak. Take it (the battery) to any store that sells watches, then ask for a replacement for that battery. Plug the batery (+ side facing you) in the Pak, then screw it back together.

Your game should now save. :)

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • AJ Walker
    AJ Walker Nov 24, 2008

    It should look like a button cell...

  • AJ Walker
    AJ Walker Nov 24, 2008

    Sorry I couldn't help...
    Hope your game is fixed soon! :)


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