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Link245

Hello, I bought a GBC a couple of months back, and about a week later when it was off the battery slot got so hot it burnt to touch and I had to use a screwdriver to get the batteries out. Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this? I've been afraid to put more batteries in it since, and I've had to play the games I got with it on GBA SP.

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JustAnotherUser

Were you using rechargeable batteries?

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Link245

Nope, just normal AAs. (or whatever it needs)

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TeeJay

Have you tried putting in different batteries? Maybe it was just the batteries.

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Tasuki

Link245 wrote:

Hello, I bought a GBC a couple of months back, and about a week later when it was off the battery slot got so hot it burnt to touch and I had to use a screwdriver to get the batteries out. Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this? I've been afraid to put more batteries in it since, and I've had to play the games I got with it on GBA SP.

Hmmmm I never heard of that before of course using the wrong batteries could do that. The only thing I can suggest is does the GBC look like it has been tampered with or modded?

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JustAnotherUser

Where they normal voltage, if so they were probably a bad batch.
If it does it again there is a problem with the gameboy color.

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Link245

Well, I put in new batteries after I got it, as the ones in there were out of juice. There was this strange white flaky stuff on the old batteries when I took them out, and it was in the battery slot. I will clean it out and try again.

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Link245

Also, I don't think it was the system because it worked perfectly fine up until then. Hmm... Maybe it was just some bad batteries...

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Link245

And the system looks normal, don't think it's been messed with.

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Tasuki

Link245 wrote:

Well, I put in new batteries after I got it, as the ones in there were out of juice. There was this strange white flaky stuff on the old batteries when I took them out, and it was in the battery slot. I will clean it out and try again.

Yep sounds like you has some bad batteries there.

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iphys

I had the same thing happen with some Pure Energy alkaline batteries in my GBC once. It was the only device I ever had batteries do that in, so I don't know if it's just a fluke or if there is something odd about the GBC that makes it more likely to happen.

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tripunktoj

Happened to me long ago, since then I only use my classic portables with AC adapters, even at cost of resting portability.

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caityful

The flaky white stuff on the old batteries suggests that they leaked. Clean the contacts with a swab and methylated spirits (only a tad), then dry with a tissue.
Try again with normal AA batteries and you shouldn't have a problem

Link245

caityful wrote:

The flaky white stuff on the old batteries suggests that they leaked. Clean the contacts with a swab and methylated spirits (only a tad), then dry with a tissue.
Try again with normal AA batteries and you shouldn't have a problem

Thanks alot!

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Link245

Hey everyone, I think I've found a solution to my GBC battery burning up. I was going through some old stuff and found a Mad Catz Power Solution that I had never opened. Would this keep the battery from leaking?

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