SparcBook Tadpole

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Aug 11 11:45:09 CDT 2010

On 8/11/10 10:37 AM, dwight elvey wrote:
>  With the help of Jim S and Dave McGuire, I got my Spacrbook working.


> It does have an issue. It says the clock it not working and needs to be
> set. I opened is up to clean any remaining KOH from leaky NiCads
> and saw it had one of those MK48T02B chips in it.
>  I tried doing a search on google for anyone hacking these chips
> to replace the battery but all I got were chip sales.

  I've seen pages documenting this, but that was years ago.  The chip
sales sites (for companies who may or may not actually HAVE the chips
they're trying to sell, grumble) have certainly swamped that stuff, as
you've found.  I suggest progressive google search refinement to find
the right stuff, as I know it's out there.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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