First post, by Gahhhrrrlic
So I just moved on to a different computer in parallel with my longer term project (386) and so I checked all the hardware, set the non-PNP jumper stuff and powered it up to see what would happen. The BIOS settings were all wrong and I got a warning: "CMOS battery failed"
I've gotten this warning before... actually I got it on my 386 I just finished playing with but I fixed that a while back by yanking the crusty old ni-cd and replacing it with a Li-Ion battery. This board here... I can't find the battery! I looked everywhere and I can't find it. The board in question is a Shuttle HOT-557 board that looks like this:
Maybe I'm blind but I don't see a battery anywhere at all. Now what am I going to do? If there's no battery to replace I can't change my BIOS settings 🙁 This is going to present many problems. Could it be that they are using a capacitor instead of a battery?