Unix on old-ish machines - advice sought
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 04:30:54 CDT 2005
On Apr 8, 2005 3:42 AM, C Fernandez <fernande at internet1.net> wrote:
> I added a piggyback battery to my IPX successfully...
> Now that I've done it once, I can't see any reason to by a replacement
> nvram. I can run to Radio Shack, buy a battery, and have it fixed the
> same day. The nvram faq actually sounded discouraging when referencing
> the procedure. However, I think it's the best solution.
I gave my battery replacement a little twist... when I broke the
connections between the battery and the underlying chip, I attached a
9V battery lead to the chip in place of the factory battery. I then
soldered on a PC-mount 3V Li cell (3032?) onto a former 9V battery
top. I did it that way so I could replace the battery again later
without having to solder at the chip a second time.
I did a similar trick when I was faced with a dead Dallas DS1287
clock/SRAM. Used the same Li cell, too, for the test.
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