[rescue] needed: u1 NVRAM chip
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Tue Sep 23 18:00:22 CDT 2008
[top-posting damage repaired manually -dM]
>>>> [...] U1 [...] dead battery in its NVRAM/IDPROM [...]
>>> Doing the "add an external battery" trick isn't an option here?
>> Needs soldering skills. Ha. A.
Admittedly, you do need soldering skills, or _some_ way to connect to
the chip. (Presumably a pressure connection would work too, though I'm
not sure how I'd go about doing that. Maybe a rat belt and a piece of
> And a dremel.
Not at all. I battery-fixed NVRAMs before I first _saw_ a dremel, I
think. I find a small round file works fine - I think the one I use
was designed for sharpening chainsaws, but that doesn't matter much.
It may be even better than a dremel; it's harder to overdo with, if
> And the desire to risk killing the chip.
And if he does? He's no worse off then than he is now.
> And the desire to get covered in tiny black crappy plastic dust that
> is bad to breath and is a pain wash off.
It's always washed off fine for me. Maybe the NVRAMs I've worked with
have been made out of a different plastic. Or perhaps the way a dremel
gets the plastic hotter than a file does is responsible....
> I can see why he wants to get a chip off of someone.
I can see plenty of possible such reasons too. But it wasn't clear to
me, when I made the "add a battery" remark, that any of them applied;
if they do, that's fine, but I thought it should at least be mentioned.
I don't think I have a U1 I consider sacrificable, but I've got some
spare chips. I'll see if I can find the round tuits to open up a U1
and see which kind of chip it uses, in case any of my spares match.
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