Changing the battery on a memory expanstion to a CR2032 battery

An A501 with a CR2032 cell replacing the battery.

The batteries used for the backup voltage for the real time clocks and SRAM settings in vintage computers are a real nuisance today. These were used in nearly all personal computers back in the 80s and beginning of the 90s and every single one started to leak and damage the PCB of the surrounding system. In the Amiga 500 they are used for the clock on trapdoor memory expansions. If you have one with such an ancient battery, it should be removed immediately. Here I describe, how a standard CR2032 coin cell holder can be fitted in place of the old battery to keep the clock running. Continue reading Changing the battery on a memory expanstion to a CR2032 battery