| | Re: [Cross] Digital Prioris XL ECU won't save EISA configuration
Ben Myers's log on stardate 20 lis 2008
> It's been a while, but I recall that the Prioris XL 5200 used a black
> lego-sized CMOS/clock chip. If that chip has failed, this might
> explain the problem. The other possibility is that the flash memory
> in the BIOS chip has failed, which would imply replacing it if you
> can find one.
Yes, this also did occur to me too. Though, changing other options
resulted in no such failure. I will try to identify the chip and replace
it, perhaps it might help...
> Honestly, I cannot remember whether the ECU data is saved in CMOS or
> in flash memory. It's one or the other. The more I think about it,
> the more I suspect that the flash memory has failed after all these
> years. I saw something similar a number of years ago with Intel
> motherboards failing because stupid Windows insisted on rewriting
> data to flash memory, evn if the memory contents were unchanged.
> Flash memory can only withstand a finite number of write operations
> before it fails...
Since this is not a production machine, I have no time for prompt action
about changing the chip; however, I will certainly consider that option
as well. It is only that I fear I am doing something terribly wrong
about that, yet, I fail to see what it might be... :(
In any case, many thanks for your kind reply.
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in the end.
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