As my handle suggests, I’m into old cars, and the older the better. I have been around machine tools since I was 9 years old and served apprenticeship in Tool and Diemaking, though nearly all my career was in designing and supervision. However I have been acquiring machinery and tools all my life for my approaching retirement. My obsession for old cars necessitates the need to reproduce parts and is therefore complemented by my passion for machinery. Although my toy chest may be considered rather extensive, all my equipment is hobby related.
Now onto my dilemma…
My 1994 Bridgeport Series One EZ-Trak SX has performed without a glitch for the past 5 years. Recently it will not boot up and the screen displays “Run setup utility,, Press <F1> to resume.” With the following errors: cmos system options not set, cmos display type mismatch, and keyboard error. When I press <F1> noting happens. The same happens when I power up with the utility disk in the floppy drive.
With the machine power off, I found what I believe is a 3.6 volt round battery soldered on the main board (located in the lower LH side of rear panel) that reads only 1 volt with a test meter. Can this be the problem or where else should I be looking elsewhere? Please be easy on me, as I’m not well versed in electronics or computers.