Subject: Re: Sun Blade 100 dead?



On 04/07/2017 02:33 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> It's not just that. Most if not all Suns use a "Timekeeper RAM" chip for the
> RTC
> and things like the MAC address, these have an onboard primary cell (i.e. not
> rechargeable) with a lifetime of about 10 years, after which you need a
> replacement.
> It's not too difficult to cut off the original battery and replace it, and
> to enter plausible values for that model of computer via the OBP.

Those can still be obtained new on eBay. Look for MK48T02. Those chips
are socketed and can be easily replaced. Already bought a couple of these
on eBay, also for my other old Unix workstations.

Adrian

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