I want to create a thread that has as much info as possible about doing the CPS III suicide battery swap. I am going to be doing mine within the next couple months, and would like people to have a place to go for all info they would need to get the swap taken care of. I want to keep as many 3s boards alive as possible! :woot: I am having trouble finding a good amount of info, and would like everyone to add some input to make this a resource for questions/info regarding doing the swap. I have found a few really old guides. Nearly all of them are broken links. I used way back machine to see a few of them. One lead to nothing, and the other was in French. :crybaby:) Everything else seems to just be random posts from years ago. The most available battery to do the swap seems to be the 3.6v in the link I posted below. I’m also looking for people that still offer battery replacement and security cart modding services. I know that “meanbean” on neogeoforums.com doesn’t do it any more. I’ve seen posts on SRK that “TigerCraneFist” on here did them for awhile (he hasn’t logged in since March of '09). Do you guys have any leads on people that currently offer these services? Also, I’d love to find a guide to modding your security cart to have a snap in battery. I am going to list a few random things I have found . . . most of which suck. As info comes in, I will keep editing the first page to keep everything clean. Let’s try to keep this on topic too. I want this to be a resource to our community. If you have any negative comments or want to troll on me for whatever reason (my lack of info/knowledge on the topic, you hate my mom, etc. :wow:) feel free to PM me that garbage. Sorry for the disclaimer, but I see way too many threads that are so informational and beneficial turn in to trash. I am new to this, but I have done quite a bit of searching (which ironically found a bunch of the same questions I want answers to now that were posted by me 4 years ago. LOL). Here are a few random things I have found below (I know it’s basically nothing, but this is a work in progress :P). I have more to post/sift through, but I have to leave for work. I will look around a bit more soon, and will update any info you guys find by editing my first post. Once all info has been confirmed, we can get some pics up. I will make my own tutorial after I do my swap as well. Thanks for your input and supporting our community!
“CPS 3 Replacement Battery Guide”:
Guide showing how to use a helper battery to do the swap:
Guy freaking out about replacing his snap-in battery (You gotta love how he is so damn worried about just snapping a battery in. I’d love to see this guy solder the battery in while the board is live. He’d probably just have a heart attack. LOL)