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Games Will Not Save

Ive had my Sega Genesis for a long time, 12 years I believe. I recently pulled it back out for my college dorm room and everything works  except for one problem. In games such as paperboy, and NBA Jam, my progress or high-scores wont be recorded. This is especially annoying for NBA Jam in Tournament mode. I read that it could be an issue with a battery inside the system. Anyone know the problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Dude, I cant create a character on Hangtime and save it, aahhhhh.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    My game cartridges won't save, I can get it open and just change the battery, but I'm not sure what the tool I need is called. Can you tell me what its called so I can get that ****** open?

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Usually, there were battery backups in the cartridges, not the console. If you can get the cartridges open (usually a tool can be found on eBay for a few dollars) you can replace the lithium battery inside. You might want to leave the game in with the console going first-some of the batteries would recharge that way, but it's unlikely-the battery is at the youngest 11 years old.

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