I would like to be the happy & appreciative recipient of this spare chip.
My falcon started doing strange things not long after I bought it. Wouldn't hold changes in screen resolution then after one change the screen just went blanck. Symptoms of a possible dead battery /chip, I think
. If you can send it to me PM me & we can make arrangements - postage etc. Ta!
Only too happy to give back to the Community a small part what I have recently taken from it.
ppera wrote:To be precise, we talk about lifetime of battery, not chip. Chip itself should not be frequenter problem, as works at very low power. Of course, for some people replacing battery is not solution. However, it is still simpler in case of Motorola chip than replacing whole chip, as it is not socketed. In case of Dallas chip, it is hard in any case, and you need some equipment as mini fraser to make access to battery pins.
Nope I lost you after to be precise...
You mening that we can ( If we had a soldering iron perhaps ) do our own "FIX" to the original chip and wire up a couple of wires to a battery ?
Yes, this can be done, and can be done very nicely too, however, if you do it wrong you are in trouble are you not?
I find it rather annoying and yet typically atari to have the battery built-in, but then I suppose to be fair, it does last a fair bit.
I now have mine in a socket and wiile its gone the long way round to do it, the end justifies the means and this is I hope the last battle in a war with me vs my Falcon, and I am now, after all the hate mail i have sent about my Falcon, completely and utterly and firmly in love with her... So much so, that I would not at all be surprised if there was the pitter-patter of tiny little Ataris running round the house soon!
Ah, er... Ahem!
Right, so what I mean is that putting the socket in has made it look nicer. I know its inside etc and looks dont mean anything but its also piece of mind too... If its ugly and you bodge a job, it plays oin your mind, but if you know its a good job, you can sleep soundly at night... I do anyway.