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

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

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@astraluma it doesn’t seem like it’d be that complicated, it just seems to provide BCD clock information… st.com/resource/en/datasheet/m

@ticky i wonder if it's compatible with any of the others in pc-restorer.com/replacing-cmos

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

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