Subject: Re: alphaserver 1200 TOY clock problems
To: Martin McGreal <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/10/2001 07:50:17
On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 08:59:00PM -0600, Martin McGreal wrote:

> The "date" command replies
> P00>>>date
> 127:255:255    255, 2155
> And even if I try to set the current time with the date command, it seems to 
> have no effect.
> Has anyone ever had their TOY clock go bad? Does anyone know if it's a 
> battery I am not finding that needs replaced(i've searched the whole 
> motherboard, but haven't taken it out of the case to check the back)? Or is 
> there some way I can force an override of this halt assertion to make it 
> continue booting?

It is not a battery, it is a Dallas Semiconductor chip, I think a DS1287
Look for a 1.5cm thick IC, it hides the lithium battery cells inside that
black enclosure.


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