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    Alright I'm sick of the date screen every time I turn the damn thing on. I know I need a rechargeable battery but what are my options? anyone have any recommendations? I know it's going to cost me a bit (or so I've heard).

    Another thing too: should I get a wired battery clip or one with prongs, like the one that comes with the dreamcast?

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    For anyone interested it turns out the battery in the DC is a ML2430, which is pretty hard to buy outside of importing them from Asia.

    I'm going to try a mod using rechargeable AAA batteries (found here) and see if it works out.

    I'll edit this post later with my results.

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    I've heard of simply using two 1.5v rechargable batteries. I actually cut apart an old TV remote I picked up at a secondhand store in preparation but haven't bothered with the mod since I rarely play my dreamcast.

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    This is proving to be very difficult. The solder doesn't want to stick to the batteries and I don't have a clamp or heatsink of any kind so it's kind of a pain.

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    Maybe finding an old TV remote isn't a bad idea then. Radio Shack might actually have a battery holder you can use.

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    Yeah I think I'll go that route. Gotta make sure it has the full output though since it's not 3v in total as it is.

    thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjamohawk View Post
    Alright I'm sick of the date screen every time I turn the damn thing on. I know I need a rechargeable battery but what are my options? anyone have any recommendations? I know it's going to cost me a bit (or so I've heard).

    Another thing too: should I get a wired battery clip or one with prongs, like the one that comes with the dreamcast?

    Thanks
    If you need the Dreamcast Internal battery, its available here. Its the right battery and fits perfectly. http://www.retrogamecave.com/
    http://www.retrogamecave.com/dreamca...placement.html

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