Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Programming
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1
Default Y2K Problem - Need Programmer

I am in need of someone who has knowledge of very old computer program language. I am not sure which, but it was written around 1987 for a vending machine I own. The problem is a Y2k related problem and it causes my machines not to reset automatically if the electricity is turned off. I have to manually reset the date and time and therefore a lot of downtime for my machines. I changed the RTC chip to a Y2K compliant chip, but this did not fix the problem. I was told that the problem is probably in the ROM of the program. (I am not a computer person, so I do not know exactly what this is) I was told that the ROM would have to be re-written to correct the problem with my machine. Is there anyone that is willing to tackle such a problem or can lead me in the right direction to correct this problem. The machine I own is an obsolete BIO-weigher scale built around 1986-1988 I believe.



vendawix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
Site Team
root's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,043
Default Re: Y2K Problem - Need Programmer

The chances are this is simply a problem with only 2 date bits being set,

If you have the original source code, it's possible that someone here can help you...

If you do have the original source code, then you have two options, You can either just post it here...

or you can see what language it is in and post the language here asking interested people to send you a private message...

Assuming that either, nobody here wants to help, or nobody here wants to help for free, you could get somebody to do it on a paid basis, I suggest you try the site www.rentacoder.com as they have an embedded software section, (and so I assume embedded software coders are out there...

Depended on the language, I'll have a look for you, but you need to be aware that re-writting the ROM of a chip will require specialist equipment. You also need to be aware that this may be too specialist for most people, (including myself) and you may require some more professional help. (in this case try the original vendor for the machine).
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0