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DS will not keep settings

My DS will no longer store the settings (date, time, birthday, nickname, etc). Therefore, I can't play any games on it. I have charged the battery, and the unit turns on, but I just can't get past entering the settings. Is there another lithium battery that stores this information, or could the rechargeable battery be going bad? Thanks, Scott

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Re: DS will not keep settings - Nintendo DS Console Video Game Consoles

No you need to change the internal battery

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Re: DS will not keep settings

You need to change theCMOS batter chip on the inside try or any company that fixes video game consoles

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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This is a well known problem caused by not using the Nintendo DS console for an extended period of time. Inside the actual console is an internal battery, which when left dormant will cease to work. There are two ways to fix this problem:
1) Try to fully charge the Nintendo DS console, then attempt to use it. 2) Contact Nintendo on the following form:
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