Re: [NTLK] 1 or 2MB memory cards > OT

From: Dan <>
Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 23:59:22 EDT

Yes in general they will work without the battery. However, as you
pointed out if you remove the card poof your data is gone. And I
believe some cards will loose it as soon a you power off the newt
(though rare). The batteries last a LONG time though. I have some
cards that I have had for almost 10 years and never replaced the battery
and they are fine. I will be replacing them soon though, just because I
don't want the battery to leak (they sometimes do just due to age).


On 7/29/2006 6:39 PM, L.W. Brown wrote:
> Do these cards have to have a battery to work? If they work w/out a
> battery while in the Newt, do they lose their data once you remove
> them from the Newt (because of no power)?
> I have 2 old cards like that (2 MB, I think) that I used to use with
> a Sharp PC-3100 (slow, and only bare-bone DOS 3.3, but a great
> keyboard, and lasted quite a while on AAs).
> On 22. Jul, 2006, at 2:11, Jon Glass wrote:
>> ... discovered a battery! So, this must be a SRAM card, and will most
>> likely work.

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