Non volatile ram upgrade on GameBoy DMG or GBC cartridge! It means no more batteries! No more game saves lost! Non volatile RAM upgrade for GameBoy DMG & GBC cartridges | CustomRetroStuff

Removing an SMD chip at home.

Most battery backed up games are equipped with 8kbytes of ram, however there are a few titles equipped with 32kbytes of memory or more.

Continue reading how to indentify RAM sizes on GB cartridges.

Once we know the type of RAM onboard we can choose the proper upgrade kit, available in two sizes:  8kbyte and 32 kilobyte options.

Remove the original RAM chip, there are several methods to achieve this, so I'm going to to use a heating lamp and a couple chop sticks, take the necessary precautions for not to damage your working area using a piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil.

Now its time to install the new chip in place, your brand new Upgrade kit includes all the necessary stuff according to your application.




After that put the control board in place, peel off the back to reveal an adhesive layer and stick the new board where the old battery used to be, 

Take the included wire to make the necessary connections between the new chip and the control board according to the instructions sheet and we are almost done.

Finally assemble the cart again, test and enjoy! From now on you will be able to save your game advances  without the chemical and data loss risks associated with a battery backed up system. This upgrade kit is available for 8kbyte equipped game titles like super Mario land 2, and 32 kbyte equipped ones like the Pokemon series for the game boy and it also works on a few SNES titles like following the same installation instructions.


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