[Coco] clock chips

James Hrubik jimhrubik at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 31 18:55:18 EDT 2010

Marty Goodman had an article in one of the Rainbows explaining how to  
do surgery on those chips and install a new battery.

On Aug 30, 2010, at 11:32 PM, Arthur Flexser wrote:

> I wouldn't be surprised if those clock chips are still fine.  They  
> were
> rated for 10 years of use, and before first usage are in a low
> power-consumption sleep mode.
> Art
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Joel Ewy <jcewy at swbell.net> wrote:
>> I've got a rail or two of those Dallas clock chips, unused.  But the
>> batteries in them are just as old as yours.  ISTR that those  
>> Dallas chips
>> use a compatible pinout to that Motorola RTC that doesn't have a  
>> battery.  I
>> wonder if you could pull the clock out of an old '286 or '386 PC
>> motherboard, bend a couple pins out, and strap a battery on the  
>> back of
>> it...
>> JCE

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