Dallas Real Time Clock Chip on O2 MB (and Octane MB)

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Dallas Real Time Clock Chip on O2 MB (and Octane MB)

Unread postby chicago-joe » Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:30 pm

I recently had the Dallas clock chip (DS1687-5) die on my O2 MB. After searching on Google I found two posts that said the only place to get these was from SGI, not so! Digi-Key Corp. http://www.digikey.com sells them. Digi-Key p/n - DS1687-5-ND $10.63 each. Works like a charm. BTW this is the same clock chip as on the Octane MB as well.

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Unread postby wolflord » Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:28 am

You could always just goto the manufactures site http://www.dallassemiconductor.com (or for that part http://www.dallassemiconductor.com/quic ... 2757/ln/en ) and get the thing for free. Since like most manufactures of chip components they offer free samples of most of their products. You don't even need to pay for shipping. All you need to do is click 'Request Samples' at the bottom of the page a fill out the needed info. And generally in a week or two you have your parts.
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Unread postby semi-fly » Tue Jun 10, 2003 5:08 am

Great tip!

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Unread postby bobflappy » Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:15 am

Thanks for the tip, it seems it can be ordered from anywhere in the world!

I hope it will work for anybody who's in need.

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Unread postby sum][one » Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:52 am

damn.. i'm seeling my O2 on ebay as parts just cause of the dallas chip death.....
and after looking for time for a replacement board on ebay (i buyed one but was death too) i gave up and put all on ebay....

damn.... nice to know btw... hope my octane wot die so early btw.
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