>> Thursday, March 5, 2009
CD-i players are getting more and more rare on the market as many system's battery die. The batteries normally have a life of 15/20 years and this time has come for CD-i... There is however a possibility to renew the battery of those players that have one (there are a few with a replaceable battery). Rockclimber helps you to give some clues, additional to the tutorial you can find here. "Basically the time keeper chip has a battery built into the top of it. You can't see the battery because it is embedded in the body of the chip and wasn't designed to be replaced. However I read a thread by terratron and he describes how to do it in detail. I followed his advice and have done mine and it works fine now. you need to first locate the timekeeper chip, if you read some of the other threads on here it will tell you the chip number(I can't remember it right now). Then you need to find which end of the chip has the battery on it and remove enough of the surface material of the chip to expose the battery and the wires that go from it into the chip itself. Then cut the wires and solder two leads onto the ends with a battery holder on so you can replace the battery whenever you need to. It's not as hard as it all sounds. Look on page two of the technical support forum and there is a thread there all about it." Do you have trouble to fix your CD-i player? Maybe we can help!