Thursday, September 28, 2006
Hacking the Dallas DS1287 RTC chip
I can't even remember how many computers and motherboards I've tossed out over the years because their damn Dallas RTC chip batteries died (it wasn't worth buying a "new" one for $25 that had been on the shelf for 3 years and would crap out in a year or two anyway). It seems some inventive soul has come up with a method to hack the wretched things and install an external replacable battery. I'll be trying this out on a couple of few Dallas infested old machine's I've still got left.
MCA Mafia (click here for more details)