What is a Timekeeper?
The Timekeeper is the CD-i NVRAM chip. It will keep the settings, time and date of your player and the saved games (storage). Hidden inside the chip, a little lithium battery is placed with a longevity up to 10 years or more if the player is stocked in optimal conditions (temperature, humidity).
This is not the place where they are stored, this it just the mechanism to keep them recorded, just like a lithium battery keep the BIOS setup in a computer.
The World of CD-i Chronicle #22
I bought a CD-i 450 player in February (when the World was still “normal”) as 2nd hand.
The player wasn’t reading any discs and the Timekeeper was dead.
Here we are going to solve all those problems, together!
More and more people are having issues with there CD-i player, especially with non disc recognition…
I found and helped (with other people trying to help) many of you on Facebook groups, Twitter, e-mail and other social media places.
I tried in this article to help you with the more information as possible and with the different ways of solving it.
Together we will solve your issues, one thing you have to keep in mind, like I always use to say, “NEVER LET A CD-i DIE!“.
Find all the Hardware Repairs on our Open-Source section!
For this review, there is a lot to talk about!
The Apprentice is for sure one of the absolutely best games available on CD-i, this is a must have and a must play title!
This platformer game from The Vision Factory (1994) and published by Philips Media is graphically perfect, with amazing animations!
The Compact Disc Interactive was more than a familiar multimedia player, it was also a professional teacher.
From the early days many enterprises adopted the CD-i for personnel training, products showcase, touchscreen information point, medical training and knowledge, driving school, and many many other.
Even after the official abandon of the CD-i from Philips back in 1997, a lot of companies continued to use and produce for this support.
This CD-i 470/20 is from Thorsbabelis, a member of our website who asked me to repair his player.
Thank you for the trust you placed on me to touch, open and fix your beautiful player!
Beside the Timekeeper, the door was also making noise and didn’t close completely, needing the help of our hand to completely close it.
I have decided to review this game because it reminds me good days back in the mid 90’s, while playing in Paris with my 2 best friends. I was the only one of all my friends with a CD-i, so many of them used to visit me just to play some games. CD Shoot was one of our favorite at that time because we all could play alternatively.
I remember when I was walking around on some games shops, Secret Mission was on of those I always wanted to get. The cover made me dream of adventure and spy action, and in fact this is what the player will feel!
The front cover isn’t exactly what you will get, you just need to look at the back of the cover to find the differences.
Secret Mission as been produced by Microïdes in 1995 (French version) and 1996 (English version), the French company that almost made a 4 games on CD-i but finishes to release only 1 for CD-i. I am talking about Evidence, Ford Boyard – Le Défi and Ford Boyard – La Legende.