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 😨

@ticky yup! Super popular with a lot of computers of the era.

I'm surprised there isn't a drop-in replacement.

@astraluma it doesn’t seem like it’d be that complicated, it just seems to provide BCD clock information…


@ticky i wonder if it's compatible with any of the others in

i would guess not, since ST apparently made a bunch.

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