First post, by Deksor
It has 1MB of RAM, a 16MHz 286, a C&T NEAT chipset, a Paradise VGA chip and a 40MB IBM hdd.
The battery and the IBM hdd are dead. The BIOS is limited to about 100 hdds.
Original post :
Hello everyone !
I am currently trying to restore a ICL 286 computer which has a dead lithium battery. Now this battery is simply connected to a header on the motherboard, but I wanted to replace it with a CR2032 battery holder for more convenience. The problem is : the motherboard is made for a rechargeable battery I think, because I can measure 5V between the two ends of the header.
Now I'm confused ... the diodes should be blocking the current, right ? So why do I get 5V on that pin ?
I even tried to add a diode on the pin itself and I still got 5V no matter what orientation I used, and the diode seems good according to the multimeter.
Am I just bad at undestanding how electronics work or is there something else here ?
What would you suggest ?
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