what's wrong with my game?

the thing is that my pokemon game, silver for gameboy

and the game won't let me save it

I've been saving the game but it won't save at all it says "new game" & "Options"

it won't save and won't let me play

I'm saying the game won't work properly

I've click on save and didn't save at all!

thanks anyways!


it's not the gameboy

it's just the game that's stuffing up

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Tree Branch pointed it out correctly. There is a watch battery inside the cartridge used to calculate time in the game. If that battery runs dry, the game's save data will go away and it will not save again.

    There is a way to fix this but it's risky. You have to take apart the cartridge so you can take out the watch battery. However, it is not that easy. The battery itself is glued to a couple of prongs keeping it in place plus it's been soldered down. If you have no mechanical aptitude with a soldering iron, I suggest you find a professional to help you out with this. The battery itself is cheap to purchase and can be found at any old Radioshack. It's a CR2025 battery, one of those circular watch batteries.

    There is a set of instructions on how to do this:


    But like I said, don't attempt it if you do not have experience with tools. Also not the best idea to simply try to force the battery out and taping the new one down... it's ineffective. You want someone to solder it down for you.

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  • 9 years ago

    Just download ROMS. If you're unaware on what a ROM is, it's a read only file, which can be used for games such as pokemon. you will also need an emulator. go to coolrom.com and you can get downloads from there, here's the emulator i'd recommend for gameboy: Visualboy advance. Hope this helps

  • 9 years ago

    sorry but our game appears to be malfunctioning and as a cartridge theres really nothing you can do.... you could prolly get one cheap on ebay or if not you could always buy the remake soul silver its actually relly good

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I'm not too sure if it has a battery in it or not (I hate those) but maybe the battery ran out? Or maybe you accidentally magnetized the cartridge?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I have no clue mine does the same thing noww

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