today I learned that the Philips CD-i consoles have a clock battery which is permanently formed into the clock chip, meaning you have to *break open the chip enclosure* to replace it 😨 cdii.blogspot.com/2009/03/pict

@ticky It turns out the Glitch Works makes a repair board for this chip, which means it can be put back into service without unsoldering it. If you look at the last picture in the OP, the CAPHAT terminals the repair board needs are there.

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@ticky Also, afaik the Timekeepers aren't MC146818-compatible like the Dallas 1285/1287 are, so just swapping one of those in won't work. (A DS12887 is about the same price new, anyway, and since these have lithium batteries in them, they have to be shipped ground, which is annoying when all the suppliers are in the middle of nowhere.)

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