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#21
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 8:38
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Aw geez, I'm told we (as in me and my family) may have to move sometime in the next few months which is making me nervous because I believe I might have to touch my Gameboy in that drawer that has the battery acid splattered around it!

how do I get myself less nervous about this? (its "GBA of 2004" all over again) and do I keep it? there IS battery acid around that Gameboy after all
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#22
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 9:37
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
how do I get myself less nervous about this? (its "GBA of 2004" all over again) and do I keep it? there IS battery acid around that Gameboy after all


Last night i went to play a dvd, not done for ages, the remote didn't work and as i turned it over i saw the white dusty evidence of leaked batteries, now i had been holding this pressing buttons and felt nothing, aside from that my wife had been trying first and she felt nothing on her hands and she can get bad eczema from some detergents etc.
There really is nothing to worry about, wear some kind of gloves, open it up and knock out the batteries, with a bit of a brush out it will most likely still work.
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#23
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 9:51
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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
how do I get myself less nervous about this? (its "GBA of 2004" all over again) and do I keep it? there IS battery acid around that Gameboy after all


Last night i went to play a dvd, not done for ages, the remote didn't work and as i turned it over i saw the white dusty evidence of leaked batteries, now i had been holding this pressing buttons and felt nothing, aside from that my wife had been trying first and she felt nothing on her hands and she can get bad eczema from some detergents etc.
There really is nothing to worry about, wear some kind of gloves, open it up and knock out the batteries, with a bit of a brush out it will most likely still work.


But my Gameboy has splattered battery acid around its case so its not the dusty-not-as-bad kind... (and even the dusty stuff is scary too, it brings me back to when I was playing with my toy phone when I was about 4 or 5 or so and it was not working so I opened its battery compartment (I was brave when I was little) and out came very sharp crusty pieces of battery acid... I even accidentally sat on a few of said pieces that were scattered on the floor ) (just one of my many terrible encounters with batteries)
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#24
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 10:22
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
But my Gameboy has splattered battery acid around its case so its not the dusty-not-as-bad kind...


OMG, get out, get out now, its gonna melt through the earths crust and we'll all have to escape the coming implosion as the planet folds back in on itself, and we never did play Dragon Hopper.......all cos you didn't take out your Gameboy batteries when left for a prolonged period, as the manual states.....
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#25
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 10:38
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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
But my Gameboy has splattered battery acid around its case so its not the dusty-not-as-bad kind...


OMG, get out, get out now, its gonna melt through the earths crust and we'll all have to escape the coming implosion as the planet folds back in on itself, and we never did play Dragon Hopper.......all cos you didn't take out your Gameboy batteries when left for a prolonged period, as the manual states.....


I also have old batteries in my WonderSwan and Wii Remote that are as old as the Gameboy's batteries...
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#26
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 10:57
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There is less time than i thought, grab your pets and head to the nearest transworld portal



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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
But my Gameboy has splattered battery acid around its case so its not the dusty-not-as-bad kind...


OMG, get out, get out now, its gonna melt through the earths crust and we'll all have to escape the coming implosion as the planet folds back in on itself, and we never did play Dragon Hopper.......all cos you didn't take out your Gameboy batteries when left for a prolonged period, as the manual states.....


I also have old batteries in my WonderSwan and Wii Remote that are as old as the Gameboy's batteries...
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#27
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 11:19
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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
There is less time than i thought, grab your pets and head to the nearest transworld portal


wait, just my pets? I can't take my Virtual Boy?!
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#28
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 12:46
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gunpeiyokoifan wrote:
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Hedgetrimmer wrote:
There is less time than i thought, grab your pets and head to the nearest transworld portal


wait, just my pets? I can't take my Virtual Boy?!


Electronics don't fair well through portals, thats why i've never managed to bring back photographic/video evidence when i pass through the orange curtain.
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#29
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/20 16:17
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gunpeiyokoifan, have you ever touched the two terminals of a 9V battery to your tongue?
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#30
Re: Fear of Batteries
Posted on: 2010/8/21 5:29
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gunpeiyokoifan, have you ever touched the two terminals of a 9V battery to your tongue?


no, but I've heard that people have before (just the thought of doing that is quite nerve wrecking to me... even if its a shock and not battery acid related)
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