Looking 4...

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Sat Jan 4 04:03:00 2003

Tothwolf wrote:
> Supposedly, the 1287 has issues with y2k and beyond, which were fixed
> in the updated DS12887. I haven't yet had to replace any 1287s with a
> 12887 yet, so I don't know how much truth there is to this. I do know
> that some of those 386s/20 systems with DS1287s seem to randomly get
> their clocks scrambled, and it isn't due to software.
Hmm... I'm thinking "Stuffed battery" and "Design fault". In that order.
But then again, Dallas Semiconductor do have a reputation for some pretty
strange design mistakes...

> MEK = Methyl Ethyl Ketone (C4H8O)? Is it actually obtainable for most
> folks? I thought it was regulated since it is so toxic and dangerous?
> Personally, I think I'd take safety precautions while working with the
> stuff...
I've heard of it being used to nuke potting compound. Should work on an RTC,
but it'll probably rip up the screenprint on the caphat at the same time. I
don't have any MEK, nor do I want any - a bit of hacking (in the literal
sense) with a craft knife/Dremel should get the caphat off.

Received on Sat Jan 04 2003 - 04:03:00 GMT

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