I have a friend or two that I'm sure would be willing to help me if I bought the replacement part if I decide I really want to. But the games I REALLY love to play have internal batteries for save games, at least one of which has already died or is in process. So fixing the console would be a band-aid at best.
Fortunately, the games I REALLY love from that era I have re-purchased and still own in the form of PS1 ports. (Final Fantasy 4-6, Chrono Trigger) But my boys enjoy Super Mario World and enjoy being able to use Game Genie codes while playing. Hopefully they won't notice that the game mysteriously just went missing as I have packed all the SNES stuff away until I decide on a potential solution or not.
Not a significant bummer, by any means. These things all have their lifespans and I got WAAAAY more gaming out of them than I had any right to expect. Just feeling a tiny bit somber as I watch the end of an era pass...
Oh well. Back to Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne!